Friday, April 10, 2015

Friday Clips: Brandenburg Disqualified But Point Stands And Biz Leader Exports Herself 

Kari Brandenburg made her point and that point still stands in the wake of a district court decision to disqualify the Bernalillo County district attorney from prosecuting two APD officers on murder charges. Now it will be up to a special prosecutor appointed by the DA to make the case. Brandenburg's office was disqualified because she was being investigated by APD. It seems imperative that the special prosecutor be someone who is far away from APD and city and state politics.

Brandenburg's decision to charge the officers--after years of neglect of dozens of fatal APD shootings by authorities at all levels--sent a signal that the zone of tolerance was closed. That message will stand no matter the outcome of the case against the two officers or who prosecutes them. . .

No sooner had state officials started boasting over New Mexico's spurt in jobs related to exports than one of the state's leading business figures announced she was exporting herself out of her, joining the exodus of those seeking greener job pastures. Beverlee McClure, head of the NM Association of Commerce and Industry, landed a college president's job in Alamosa, Colorado. Wonder if she'll be accepting New Mexico resumes?. . .

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