Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx said she will not seek re-election in 2024 finally giving Chicago a break. Foxx was supported by George Soros and has refused to get tough with violent criminals which caused a massive spike in crime in the city.
Foxx was also behind the disgraceful Jussie Smollett coverup. She almost got away with that one, but outraged citizens forced her hand and a special prosecutor was appointed.
The special prosecutor charged Smollett and convicted the disgraced Hollywood actor. Smollett spent a couple of days in jail until a judge released him while he waits for his appeal.
Foxx said earlier: “We find ourselves in a cycle of violence that continues because we haven’t addressed the root causes of violence because we haven’t addressed the rift between communities and law enforcement and we haven’t addressed it because they’re hard truths that need to be told.
“If nothing else, I have spent the last six and a half years trying to tell the difficult truth about our criminal justice system, about the prosecutor’s office, about law enforcement and the impact that it has had on communities that are the ones most impacted by violent crime and by our justice system.”
According to CWB Chicago:
Foxx also found herself fighting the perception of running an office that does not aggressively pursue violent criminals, including after a fatal shootout that was caught on video.
In a handful of cases that prosecutors refused to charge, Chicago Police Department leaders have overridden the lawyers’ decisions and filed cases directly.
She has countered that her office has an ethical obligation only to bring charges “where the facts, evidence, and law support it.”
When state legislators passed a law that allowed some inmates to seek resentencing, Foxx said she would use the tool to win freedom for convicts who “have been rehabilitated and pose little threat to public safety.”
Her office then selected a convicted home invader, a convicted armed robber, and a convicted burglar as the first three people it would try to set free. The office withdrew one of those motions and lost the other two in front of judge.
Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx says she will not run for re-election https://t.co/lETObw8h7C— Niranjan Shah (@niranjanshahceo) April 25, 2023
Kim Foxx will not run for re-election.https://t.co/KbpSV66lEC— CWBChicago (@CWBChicago) April 25, 2023