* * * JOSEPH HAYON HAS BEEN ARRESTED * * *
It's like we have suffered a death of somebody very close to this blog....
Being well known as a socially conservative Republican in Brooklyn, Joseph Hayon has had a relationship with this blog almost from the very beginning — not only was he perhaps the most reliable Baker Street Irregular on inside information about the Brooklyn GOP Organization, often he was the subject of several featured posts, and the occasional "UPDATE" and "BACKFILL" comment.
According to a story in the New York Post, Mr. Hayon has been arrested and charged with trafficking in child pornography (See "Tea Party operative busted for child porn” by Kenneth Garger, Lorena Mongelli and Lia Eustachewich, 5/22/15, NY Post [http://nypost.com/2015/05/22/tea-party-operative-busted-for-child-porn/]). That article provides some details of the charges as well as some of Mr. Hayon’s background.
If nothing else, this is a personal tragedy for Mr. Hayon and his family.