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Posted by Tigress DEM in Minnesota
Tue Sep 16th 2008, 12:04 AM
What do I do? Who do I tell?

I was researching to do a possible face to face, kinda drop by the Mayor's office and at least get some face time with the staff about the whole Democracy Now (A) and other reporters unfairly and violently arrested during the RNC when I saw a "News Flash" about an "Independent Review" of the RNC public safety and planning.

http://www.stpaul.gov/CivicAlerts.asp?AID=...

I was immediately suspicious of Thomas Heffelfinger, J.D.
He's had 2 US Attorney Presidential appointments. One from Bush I and one from Bush II. (1)

Former United States Attorney for the district of Minnesota who left office in 2006 to go to private practice defending white collar criminals for Best & Flanagan, Minneapolis.(2)

My take on his career after having lived through Reagan, Bush I and Bush II is that he's the best guy to teach Rethugs how to have the "appearance of being ethical" so they can stay out of jail when committing white collar crime.


BUT I THOUGHT Maybe Andy Luger is the balance. He looked good to begin with - On the board of Amicus, Inc. DEMOCRAT who didn't get to Henn Cty Attorney although he had the party endorsement

KOS said good things about him in 2006 during his run (3) but it looks like Andy has Republican ties to Thomas Heffelfinger from 1991. (4)


So they both work to protect white collar criminals and supposedly Tom is the Republican and Andy the DEM, but it looks like another Hannity & Colmes match-up to me.

Can this produce a fair review of police actions that protected only embedded reporters and brutalized non-embedded reporters. Ignoring their press credentials and rounding them up as criminals sends the same type of message that reporters killed "by friendly fire" in Iraq got... "If you don't deliver the news we tell you to, it could be dangerous for you." (5)







(5) I put 5 first because if you haven't read this in depth report by William Rivers Pitt about the covert assault of our government on non-embedded reporters, you won't know why I'm so freaked out.

http://www.truthout.org/article/to-investi...

truthout.org/article/to-investigation-reporters-without-borders-two-murders-and-a-lie

(A) Compare the pattern of coverup. http://www.democracynow.org/blog/2008/9/8/...
/blog/2008/9/8/amy_goodman_interviewd_for_now_on_pbs_about_rnc_arrests




(1)Per Daily KOS: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2007/3/22/53...
<snip>
Thomas Heffelfinger was a loyal republican who had a long career in public service. He served as a USA for bush I and bush II. So why "resigned" on Feb. 17, 2006, for financial reasons

(2)Per the Minneapolis St Paul Business Journal
http://twincities.bizjournals.com/twinciti...
<snip>
His criminal defense practice will concentrate on helping individuals or organizations respond to suspected illegal activity and establish compliance and ethics programs designed to curb white-collar crime.

(3) KOS
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2006/9/25/18...
<snip>
Since moving to Minnesota in 1992, he has been busy, prosecuting big white collar criminal cases and building a private practice focused on the concept of complete democracy - every lawyer in the firm has a voice, including on the salaries distributed around the table. Now working hard to obtain more responsibility and less annual pay, Mr. Luger says that the campaign has been a real life lesson for his two kids about what is really important.


(4) Republicans for Luger
http://www.minnesotaindependent.com/445/re...
<snip>
By Joe Bodell 10/5/06 1:05 PM
Several high-profile Republicans today announced the formation of the Republicans for Luger committee. As reported yesterday, Tom Heffelfinger, former US Attorney, was on hand to deliver remarks.

Former United States Attorney Tom Heffelfinger stated, “In 1991 I conducted a nationwide search to find the best prosecutor for the one vacancy in the U.S. Attorney’s office in Minnesota . Andy Luger was the result of that search"
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