The city of Chicago is still coming after State’s Attorney Kim Foxx as if she had committed crime. Now she will be subpoenaed to restore “public confidence.” Harassing Kim Foxx is not going to restore any confidence in the justice system of Chicago considering its decades of corruption.
The Chicago Tribune reported that lawyer Sheila O’Brien, a former appellate judge, wants a special prosecutor to investigate all charges being dropped against Jussie Smollett and she subpoenaed Foxx and her top deputy Friday to appear at the first court hearing, which is reportedly this Thursday. O’Brien wants Smollett to appear as well.
O’Brien reportedly has no motive but to “other than seeking the truth and restoring public confidence.” If O’Brien wants to restore public confidence, she should go back to the cops who were acquitted of covering up the Laquan McDonald shooting or research the countless men who are being exonerated because of police corruption.
“Smollett’s attorneys have objected to the petition, saying in a filing last week that special prosecutors may be appointed only if cases are still pending. In addition, they noted that a special prosecutor would duplicate the efforts of the county inspector general’s office, which already is conducting a review of the prosecution,” The Chicago Tribune reported.
The Chicago Police Union has been delirious over Foxx and called for the resignation of the first Black woman to serve in this role. She has even received death threats but she is not backing down, according to the Chicago Sun Times.
“I cannot run an office that is driven by anger and public sentiment,” Foxx said while speaking at Rev. Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow PUSH Coalition earlier this month. “I must run an office that looks at the facts, the evidence and the law on every case. That is my responsibility.”
Even if Smollett was guilty, which has not been proven, it’s a class 4 felony, the least serious category, which covers things like falsely pulling a fire alarm in school.
On Jan. 29, while walking to a subway, Smollett claimed two men yelled racial and homophobic slurs at him, investigators told The Hollywood Reporter. They allegedly punched and poured bleach on him while one of the suspects put a rope around his neck. As they fled the scene, Smollett told police they said, “This is MAGA country.”
Smollett has maintained his innocence from the beginning.