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David Heinzmann
Politics, government, crime reporter at Chicago Tribune. Alum
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Despite residency rules, World Business Chicago VP, Wilmette school board president holds a key role in Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s orbit
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David Heinzmann Jul 14
Replying to @MarkJacob16
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David Heinzmann Jul 13
Replying to @adamlisberg
You’re a long way from “my father was a polish undertaker” at the Hala Kahiki.
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David Heinzmann Jul 12
I forgot to say thread.
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David Heinzmann Jul 12
Replying to @davidheinzmann
That was in summer 2005; the Epstein investigation began in 2006, in one of the jurisdictions DOJ had targeted as a priority. Btw, Swecker left the FBI for private law practice. He’s now a regular Trump defender on Fox News.
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David Heinzmann Jul 12
Replying to @davidheinzmann
Swecker said protecting kids from sex trafficking was FBI criminal div's #1 priority: "If we have a choice of working a violation--being a major theft, bank robbery or working a child abduction case--we're going to go after this type of egregious exploitation of children."
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David Heinzmann Jul 12
Replying to @davidheinzmann
Swecker said that even if the girls are runaways, they do not have the capacity to consent to prostitution. "In an essence, these kids are abducted," Swecker said.
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David Heinzmann Jul 12
Replying to @davidheinzmann
He told Congress in June 05: "A large % of these children left home because of physical, sexual and psychological abuse. These runaways become a prime target for pornographers and pimps. Prostitution is a continuation of the victim's sexual exploitation, not the beginning."
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David Heinzmann Jul 12
Replying to @davidheinzmann
We wrote about it in Aug 2005, quoting the FBI honcho Chris Swecker talking about how DOJ now looked at prostituted girls as victims not criminals.
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David Heinzmann Jul 12
Weird thing about Acosta’s claims of a “different world” for victims back then. It was exactly those years the Bush DOJ made prosecuting sex trafficking of kids a priority. Created task forces in multiple cities, including Miami.
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José Andrés Jul 11
Well I’m so grateful to because many Deans and Professors helped over the years to shape this Class! Soon GW will have a World leading Food Institute connecting Public Policy, History,Science, Pop culture, Health, Cooking, etc etc so we all understand the power of Food!
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roxane gay Jul 10
My former student TJ Martinson wrote a novel, The Reign of the Kingfisher and then got a job at Olivet Nazarene University and before he could teach one class, they fired him because they objected to the content of his book.
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David Heinzmann Jul 11
My bad. The presentation on my phone made it look like the story ended.
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David Heinzmann Jul 11
, Don’t spoil ‘s kicker!
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David Heinzmann Jul 10
Replying to @thewatch42
Martin—thanks for checking in. It’s always exciting to see what fresh perspectives you’ll bring to the conversation.
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Dan Hinkel Jul 10
Follow Javonte as Gatorwatch 2019 continues.
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David Heinzmann Jul 10
Replying to @tiffkhsu
nice job pointing out what hard-nosed reporters up against in their newsrooms: “When the piece became the most-read article on the paper’s website, surpassing a story about a woman who had passed gas in a convenience store, her colleagues broke into applause.”
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David Heinzmann Jul 10
Replying to @jkbjournalist
“A lot of other local journalists aren’t given the luxury of the time I had with this, even though they are the last line of defense against corruption, against taxpayer money being wasted,” said. “This has helped the public see we’re not the enemy of the people.”
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David Heinzmann Jul 10
“Michot, the only remaining female visual journalist at The Herald, said she sometimes returned from a wrenching interview with one of Epstein’s accusers and was immediately assigned to something unrelated, like a piece about the most outrageous food available at a county fair.”
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David Heinzmann Jul 10
Herald reporter paid for some of her reporting out of her own pocket. “The two reporters tried to keep costs down by renting less-expensive rooms at Airbnbs, booking low-cost flights and occasionally not filing expenses.”
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