It’s about time!
Kim Foxx, Cook County State’s Attorney and her deputy, have been subpoenaed in association with their actions with the Jussie Smollett case. This is where the actor was given a clean slate, removing the pending 16 felony counts for a hoax racial attack where he blamed two white men of physically abusing him with a rope and bleach while using vulgar terms about his sexuality.
I remember what the police commissioner of the city of Chicago said after the Smollett investigation was completed. He candidly spoke about the overwhelming evidence against Smollett including the sworn statements of the Nigerian brothers who staged the alleged “attack,” video footage, receipts, etc., which led to 16 charges against him. Not 1,2 or 3 charges, but 16.
Then all of a sudden they were dropped without further explanation. How is justice served this way? Or is this the old “celebrity” justice?
Chicago’s top prosecutor has been subpoenaed to appear in court by a retired appellate judge who’s pushing for a special prosecutor to investigate the handling of the case against actor Jussie Smollett.
The Chicago Sun-Times reports that Sheila O’Brien also subpoenaed Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx’s top deputy and requested that Smollett appear at a hearing on her request.
Foxx was harshly criticized when her office announced it was dropping charges against Smollett that accused the black, gay actor of staging a racist and anti-gay attack on himself in downtown Chicago.
Foxx has defended the decision to drop the charges and says she welcomes an independent investigation. [Associated Press]
Let’s rewind. Foxx publicly claimed that she recused herself, let her office continued the investigation instead of handing the case off to another agency as is protocol, then privately directed her subordinates in what to do. She should be disbarred.
Here’s what I hope is cleared up. I want to know who told Foxx to let Smollett go because you know for a fact she wouldn’t risk her career doing that on her own. Someone significant reached out to her and told her to do this, and all the signs so far point to Michelle Obama or at least her top aide who reached out to Foxx.
This hoax consumed three weeks of police time with over 50 interviews, multiple subpoenas, hours of video scanning and lab work for $130,000. In Chicago’s already overworked police force. Way to go, Foxx!
I have no problem with people being subpoenaed and forced to face justice when they so clearly chose to obstruct justice.
Let’s apply that across the board, shall we?
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