An unnamed prosecutor works in the same office as Cook County Attorney Kim Foxx blasted her for bringing “race” into the equation when an investigation into her involvement with Jussie Smollett is the basis for the inquiry only.
The anonymous lawyer claims Foxx is ignorant and self-serving in her attempt to muddy the outcome of the investigation into her actions. He said: “It is a complete bastardization of a bona fide movement against acts of racism, which, as a society, we should not tolerate. Much like Jussie Smollett’s acts bastardized a bona fide movement against hate crimes.”
The anonymous lawyer doesn’t join Foxx’s team against the Chicago police and their superintendent, Eddie Johnson, who angrily made a speech about the harm Smollett did to the state, city, and community, staging that hate crime.
Here is an excerpt of the letter from the anonymous lawyer:
Fast forward to 2019 Chicago. 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. [CWB Chicago]
By dropping the charges after grand jury indictment, Kim Foxx became the judge also, and that’s not her role. She should have let the jury and judge decide if Smollett was guilty and not made that decision herself.
This is not about justice. This is about politics and race. Any prosecutor involved in dismissing this case without conducting a thorough review, should resign immediately and also have their Law License reviewed. The City should also consider filing a malpractice lawsuit against the responsible parties if the evidence supports such a finding.
The anonymous lawyer continued:
When you demean law enforcement like that you not only strip them of their dignity, you also contribute to the violence in the city. Because young African-American boys and girls who hear the head prosecutor, Jesse Jackson, Bobby Rush, Al Sharpton, et al call police racist, act accordingly,” the letter reads.
No prosecutors or police officers, and I mean none, thought that the just result would be for Jussie Smollett to go to prison. He was charged with a Class 4 felony. The anticipated outcome was a reduced sentence, a misdemeanor with some community service or restitution. This would have been done on the record, on a regularly scheduled court date, with the Chicago Police being notified, since they are the “victim” in a disorderly conduct of this nature. This case was handled markedly different from any other case at 26th Street. No one knows why, and more importantly, no one can explain why our boss, the head prosecutor of all of Cook County, has decided to so demean and debase both our hard work, and our already tenuous relationship with the Chicago Police Department.
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. [CWB Chicago]
According to Foxx’s excuse as to why she dropped the charges against Smollett, she doesn’t want to charge an offender if the crime isn’t harsh enough, she drops charges like this all the time to save resources? A crime is a crime, even stealing a piece of gum. Yeah, a kid may not fully understand their actions, but adults certainly do and should be punished accordingly. Why have laws to begin with if criminals get a free pass anyway?
Our cops have a tough enough job; then when they work diligently as the CPD did in this case, it was all for naught. Foxx isn’t doing the job taxpayers are paying her to do, she’s playing favorites with cases that come before her.
As an American first and a black man second, I support this anonymous prosecutors conclusions 500%.