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Kim Foxx’s Assistant Prosecutor Blasts Her Handling of Jussie Smollett Case: ‘An International Laughingstock’


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Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx is facing blistering criticism from an anonymous assistant state’s attorney in her office over the handling of Empire actor Jussie Smollett’s case, who described the situation as “an international laughing stock” in a letter published by CWB Chicago on Monday. The unnamed prosecutor also ripped Foxx for suggesting racism was behind the criticism of her dropping all charges against the actor.

Excerpts of the letter read:

The State’s Attorney’s Office (SAO) is an international laughingstock, as politicians, comedians, scholars, legal pundits and regular ol’ citizens alike blast its handling of the case against Jussie Smollett. The criticism is pointed squarely at Kim Foxx, the first African American female elected to fill the prestigious role of Cook County State’s Attorney.


In the wake of said criticism, Ms. Foxx speaks at a Rainbow PUSH coalition meeting and states she cannot run an office “driven by anger and public sentiment.” She says “the goal posts change” when an African-American takes the position of head prosecutor, seemingly calling the critique of the SAO’s handling of the Smollett case racially-based and derogatory toward her people. This, while Jamal Green stands on the same stage and refers to the Chicago Police Department as the “blue klux klan,” and Bobby Rush states that the Fraternal Order of Police has long been the sworn enemy of black people. […]

And blaming Jussie Smollett fallout on race? That is just ignorant and self-serving. It is a complete bastardization of a bona fide movement against acts of racism, which, as a society we should obviously not tolerate. Much like Jussie Smollett’s acts bastardized a bona fide movement against hate crimes. […]

Just to be clear – this is not an attack on Ms. Foxx’s race, it is an attack on her ethics and her efficacy as State’s Attorney.

Click here to read the full letter.

The letter’s publication comes after Foxx defended her office’s decision to drop the charges during a Saturday press conference, contending that defendants in similar cases have had their charges dropped during her tenure.


Chicago "Justice" gets served.

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