Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Kim Foxx gives further embarrasment to Chicago

If you are wealthy and famous, have the correct political beliefs, and you are a member of the victim class--if even if you victimize yourself--you can walk away from clear criminal activity.

Such is the case with the office of Crook County state's attorney Kim Foxx, a leftist Democrat, dropping the charges associated with the hate crime hoax created by Jussie Smollett.

From Steve Cortes in Real Clear Politics:
Notwithstanding the absurdity of his allegations and the meticulous work of the Chicago PD, the office of State’s Attorney Kim Foxx decided, without informing police officials or the Chicago mayor, to allow Smollett to walk away from the serious proceedings, practically scot-free. The charges were dropped, the case was sealed, and the only penalty Smollett faced at all was the forfeiture of his $10,000 posted bail.

The Chicago cops I spoke to were, without exception, apoplectic. Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson earlier said of Smollett: “I’ll continue to pray for this troubled young man who resorted to both drastic and illegal tactics to gain attention.” One of his commanders, Ed Wodnicki, described the dropping of charges as "absolutely a punch in the gut."

"We worked closely throughout our three-week investigation to get to the point where we arrested the offender," he added. "For the state's attorney at this point to dismiss charges without discussing this with us is just shocking."

For his part, Smollett remained smugly incorrigible. In a post-hearing press conference, he declared, "I would not be my mother’s son if I was capable of one drop of what I have been accused of.” He feigned that he would fight for the “betterment of marginalized people everywhere."

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