Kim Foxx wrote an op-ed piece in the Chicago Tribune on Friday that boldly throws shade at the mayor and police superintendent for blowing the Jussie Smollett case. Foxx mostly blames Superintendent Eddie Johnson in the op-ed.
Johnson came out with guns blazing saying the case against Smollett was a slam dunk. His news conference after Smollett was charged was a blistering slam on the ‘Empire’ actor for paying the Osundairo brothers to stage a hate hoax “attack” to promote Smollett’s career. The evidence was certainly there for a conviction but Foxx is making the claim that her office felt a conviction might not be “certain”:
How could that be with the mounds of clear evidence in this case?
Foxx bizarrely claims that because of the statements made by Johnson, her office believed there wouldn’t be a conviction:
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“For a variety of reasons, including public statements made about the evidence in this case, my office believed the likelihood of securing a conviction was not certain.”
Strangely, she doesn’t say how the statements would affect the outcome.
Foxx tries to condone her actions by saying that Jussie Smollett was only charged with a low-level felony:
“The least serious category, which also covers things like falsely pulling a fire alarm in school and ‘draft card mutilation.”
Foxx is comparing a hate hoax crime like this one to “pulling a fire alarm”???
She continues to defend her actions by throwing everyone else under the bus but SHE IS THE ONE WHO LET SMOLLETT GO.
This one quote explains everything about Kim Foxx: She says she was “elected on a promise to rethink the justice system, to keep people out of prison who do not pose a danger to the community.”
While Foxx says she welcomes an independent investigation into the Smollett case, her statement continues her defensive attitude about the investigation:
“Since it seems politically expedient right now to question my motives and actions, and those of my office, let me state publicly and clearly that I welcome an outside, non-political review of how we handled this matter. I am not perfect, nor is any other prosecutor out there, but ensuring that I and my office have our community’s trust is paramount.”