Well, knock us over with a feather! Apparently Kim Foxx’s handling of the Jussie Smollett case was less than kosher:
Exclusive: Prosecutor in Kim Foxx's office speaks out on #JussieSmollett case.
"This case was handled markedly different from any other case at 26th Street. No one knows why."
— CWBChicago (@CWBChicago) April 8, 2019
— Emily Zanotti (@emzanotti) April 8, 2019
CWB Chicago has published an essay purportedly written by an assistant state’s attorney in Foxx’s office. From the essay:
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.
Here’s one possible — and, based on what we’ve seen, extremely likely — explanation: Kim Foxx is highly dishonest and highly unethical.
And this of course is the polar opposite of what Kim Foxx said in her first interview after the case was disposed of. https://t.co/SdaCmEnUH8
— Jeryl Bier (@JerylBier) April 8, 2019
And speaking of “the polar opposite of what Kim Foxx said,” as Twitchy told you earlier, Foxx suggested that criticism of her conduct in the Smollett case stems from racism. But the author of the essay rebuts that argument as well:
It isn’t about race, it’s about basic legal ethics. And it should not have anything to do with that sordid history.
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.
It’s not a racial thing, it’s much deeper than that. It’s about a woman that can’t do her job, and is trying to find people to hide behind, and make it into a racial thing. She’s the problem
— Margo Nelson (@MargoNelson16) April 8, 2019
Editor’s note: The headline of this post has been edited to correct a typo.