Opinion

Embattled Illinois State Attorney Says She Welcomes Outside Investigation In Smollett Case

Kim Foxx, Cook County State’s Attorney, is under some significant scrutiny for how the Jussie Smollett alleged hate crime was handled and the actions of the court last week that saw a forfeited $10 thousand dollar bond along with phantom past community service offered as a payment to set Smollett free.

The FBI is looking into the case, and Foxx claims she is open to an outside investigation. Foxx said Smollett’s: “alleged unstable actions have probably caused him more harm than any court-ordered penance could.” She also added jails should be reserved for those who commit violent crimes.

Excuse me, Smollett’s actions could have resulted in violent actions spread throughout the nation on a claim that couldn’t be confirmed. Foxx has been all over the map on why she chose to drop charges. Now it changes to lack of solid evidence. No wait, it’s because it was not a violent crime. Last week it was because he qualified for a Chicago first offender program. At no time did she offer a reason for sealing all documents.

All this incident proves is that Chicago still has the best legal system money can buy.

Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx is open to an outside investigation into her office’s decision to drop all charges against Jussie Smollett, the prosecutor wrote in a newspaper editorial.

Foxx said in a Friday night op-ed for the Chicago Tribune that a review about prosecutors’ decision to dismiss all 16 felony counts against the “Empire” actor would help maintain transparency. The dismissal drew an immediate rebuke from Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson, with the mayor calling it a “whitewash of justice .”

“I am not perfect, nor is any other prosecutor out there, but ensuring that I and my office have our community’s trust is paramount,” Foxx wrote.

Smollett was accused of faking a racist, anti-gay attack on himself in January. [excerpt via Associated Press]

Before making such an abrupt decision, a grand jury should have seen and heard the evidence. It’s not up to Foxx to decide; it’s up to the legal system to decide. Foxx decided to be judge and jury which she is not. It’s her job to present the evidence, and there seems to be a lot of it here, to have it just dismissed.

Foxx is quoted as saying, “For a variety of reasons … my office believed the likelihood of securing a conviction was not certain.” So the video evidence, the Osundairo brothers confession, the canceled check, isn’t enough to convict. If they can’t convict with evidence like that, then they shouldn’t be prosecutors. Sorry Kim, but no one believes your claim.

Her comments don’t explain specifics around her decision based on “for a variety of reasons” — and especially don’t explain why she and her office blindsided the police department and the mayor by not letting them know her decision before announcing publicly! Everything, in this case, smacks of celebrity privilege and supports the adage, it’s not what you know but who you know! I say investigate her and her office and provide the public with proof at how often this “diversion” tactic has been done in the past as she claims.

What I don’t understand is if they have the brothers admitted to the hoax and a check from Smollett to the brothers how can this crime not be prosecuted or at the very least Smollett having to admit it was a hoax. He continues to claim his innocence when most people know that is a lie. Also, the letter he sent to himself is a federal crime, and that should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

Wayne Dupree

Wayne is a freelance writer who was named the 2015 American Conservative Union Blogger of the Year and awarded the 2014 Podcast Of the Year; Best in Show. He has over 160K followers on Twitter (@WayneDupreeShow) and over 300K followers on Facebook (@WayneDupreeShow). In 2016, he was named one of the Top 50 Most Influential African-American Republicans by Newsmax.

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  • or, in other words, start an investigation to see who really put the heat on her. maybe lady is wanting to show how corrupt the system is, and who the players are. bet she will turn federal witness if it goes ahead.

  • She should bend over put her head between her legs and kiss her A$$ goodbye??She's finished???

  • The Release of the Hate Crime and organized a Fake Attack and Racism ,by Mr. Smollett ,was a DIRTY ,Illegal and Sneaky Game Orchestrated by the Ex 1st Lady Mrs Obama,Rev. Jessie Jackson,Sen, Mrs Harris of California ,which also involved the Crooked Chicago Prosecutor,Mrs FOXX ,which handled the Criminal 16 Felony Charges against this Coward,Hateful and Racist Sneaky Mr. Smollett ,who fabricated the Hate and racists Crime against the President Trump and White Americans who voted for Trump .The Felon and Hate,Racist Criminal Mr Smollette ,,and the Chicago Prosecutor Kim Foxx should be Investigated by FBI and DOJ ,also Retried with the Chicago Prosecutor Kim Foxx immediately ,also Returned Mr Smollette to the Jail without a Bail till the Investigations by FBI,DOJ done ,also order the Chicago Prosecutor Mrs FOXX to Leave Her Job without a PAY.otherwise the USA, Laws will be Like Micky Mouse Laws and a BIG JOKES.

  • If he would have been white, these liberals would be still raising hell over this. Screw these bigots.

  • She thinks because she is a Negro nothing will happen to her for ignoring evidence and the law and she is probably right !

  • Do I believe Foxx's explanation that her office wasn't sure they could get a conviction? NO, I do not. I suspect that her office believed the COULD and WOULD get a conviction and that is the last thing they wanted! That's why the charges were dropped!

  • Waiting to see how Chicago handles this fiasco. Perhaps Kim Foxx saw how James Comey dismissed all the crimes against Hillary by giving some flimsy excuse, so she decided to try the same tactic. Lets hope we do not get the same result. As a minimum, Kim Foxx needs to serve time for dismissing crimes against the state due to her friendship with Obama.

  • This is the new world that we live in and it's not a good one, when someone can take the law that we live by and throw it in the trash can..too many of those who do this an get away with it will be our downfall as a society...wake up America...

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