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Kim Foxx, Who Fumbled Jussie Smollett Case, Wins Primary for Cook County State’s Attorney

Kim Foxx, Who Fumbled Jussie Smollett Case, Wins Primary for Cook County State’s Attorney

The Chicago Way.

Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx survived her primary on Tuesday despite the mess she made of actor Jussie Smollett’s case.

Foxx came under fire in March 2019 when her office suddenly dropped charges against Smollett.

Smollett faced disorderly charges “for allegedly staging a phony attack and claiming he was the victim of a hate crime.”

Foxx also faced criticism when texts showed she communicated with Smollett’s family before the charges. More backlash happened when the media discovered Foxx still communicated with her team after her recusal.

We all know the workings of Illinois politics, especially in Chicago. I personally do not believe she won the election fair and square. The responses to this tweet express the disgust.

Foxx beat her main competitor Bill Conway, 48.1% to 32.5%:

Bill Conway, a former assistant state’s attorney and Navy veteran whose campaign was bankrolled with $10.5 million by his billionaire father, torched Foxx for months with a double-barreled ad campaign aimed at the Smollett debacle and her acceptance of fundraising help from indicted Ald. Edward Burke (14th).

The ads hurt Foxx, but Conway was never able to make a convincing case for himself based on his thin record of public service.

Conway could have benefitted greatly from a newspaper editorial board or two blessing his candidacy, but all the city’s major papers found his credentials for the job lacking.

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The Friendly Grizzly | March 18, 2020 at 8:34 am

If nothing else, the Second City Cop site should be brimming with “interesting” commentary in the next few hours.

Fumbled? Threw the case is more accurate.

    CKYoung in reply to forksdad. | March 18, 2020 at 9:59 am

    Deliberately passed the ball to the opposing teams cornerback to run it in for a touchdown. Blocks her own teammates from making tackles along the way. Participated in the excessive endzone celebration, spiking the football in her own center’s face. The ball bounces off his helmet into the stands, landing in george soros’ lap. soros signs it with a Shapie and does the Hingle McCringleberry while kamala harris feeds him hotdogs and wipes his face with dolla dolla bills y’all. georgie tosses the ball to corey booker who sprints it over to andrew gilliums’ after wedding hotel room party.

    Ok, I don’t know how andrew gillium got into the story, but the point is, this was no “fumble.”

Until you change the stupid voters, you won’t change the politicians they elect.

She is trash and Chicago sure loves them some trash.

2smartforlibs | March 18, 2020 at 9:07 am

I would hate to see what it cost Soros this time.

JusticeDelivered | March 18, 2020 at 9:16 am

I would say that reasonable people think that she conspired with a bro, perhaps just because he is a black schemer, or maybe for $.

inspectorudy | March 18, 2020 at 9:24 am

Marion Barry, Maxine Waters, John Lewis, Shelia Jackson Lee, Hank “Tipover” Johnson, Elijah Cummings and many more crooks kept getting re-elected. I have no explanation for it other than skin color. Or could it be that no one of any character will run against them?

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to inspectorudy. | March 18, 2020 at 9:55 am

    None stand a chance, so, why bother? The folks you name keep the free stuff coming, the thrown cases coming, and give them “room to destroy”.

      Gangbangers, crackheads, ho’s and thugs are gonna elect one of their own to represent them. And they do.

      We forget that “democracy” is no panacea on it’s own, it requires a civilized and moral population to work. If you have a population of criminals, they will elect one of their own every time.

        The Friendly Grizzly in reply to Tom Servo. | March 18, 2020 at 2:50 pm

        Universal suffrage is not proving a good idea as well. Unless one has skin in the game (pays taxes at the very least, and contribute more than one takes), one has no business voting. In short, the welfare crowd shouldn’t have a say.

          Unless one has skin in the game (pays taxes at the very least, and contribute more than one takes), one has no business voting.

          This is exactly right.

          I’d go further and say that anyone who gets over $10K a year (or whatever sum you think appropriate) from a government entity should not be entitled to vote in that entity’s elections. So if you work for the city you can vote in state and federal elections, if you work for the feds you can vote in state and local elections, etc. But you shouldn’t be able to elect someone to be your employer or your significant client.

          Also, Congress made a big error when it banned literacy tests. There’s no question that they were being terribly abused and that had to be stopped. But instead of banning them it should have required them to be administered fairly, and funded a major enforcement effort to make sure it happened.

          gee I see the idiot has piped up and negated disabled vets from voting…

        JimWoo in reply to Tom Servo. | March 18, 2020 at 6:14 pm

        That’s exactly who votes for her knowing her high tolerance for crime will help them. She and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle (a horses ass) are both on record moaning about “too many black people in County Jail.” I’m sure they have noticed it’s not white teenagers murdering their kin. It’s their neighbors kids shooting each other but they will not address the reality of it; choosing to blame the cops, system and Trump, instead of absent or inadequate parenting. Cook County has racist black females in the 3 most powerful offices in county govt and soon they will have no one to blame but their failed liberal policies when the murder and mayhem continue.
        Michelle Obama recently whined about how we white people moved out of the city’s south side and thusly ruined the area by leaving blacks to their own devices. Well I got news for her. Thousands of middle class blacks left the city also they went predominantly to Country Club Hills, Homewood etc. and does Michelle mention that? They too want escape from the crime and Chicago ghetto mentality.

Katy L. Stamper | March 18, 2020 at 9:43 am

There were more than 2 people in the race. I wonder if the other candidates were more responsible and professional.

Then I wonder, if they have talked among themselves and all but one dropped out, and IF there had been widespread conservative media there, if Foxx would have lost.

We need better media. People vote and just aren’t told the facts.

Katy L. Stamper | March 18, 2020 at 9:44 am

Results:

https://www.chicagotribune.com/election-2020/results/

OT, but I believe a “Justice” Democrat won a House race against a conservative Dem. Lipinski. Voted against Ocare. Hard to believe.

Why would anybody be surprised by this? It’s Chicago. Business as usual.

Yes. It is corruption on par with most African countries.

Forget it, Jake. It’s Chicago.

JackinSilverSpring | March 18, 2020 at 11:02 am

If the residents of Chicago can re-elect someone so corrupt, they deserve all the injustice they will get.

JackinSilverSpring | March 18, 2020 at 11:02 am

If the residents of Chicago can re-elect someone so corrupt, they deserve all the injustice they will get.

Insanity-doing the same over and over, expecting different results.

Chicago deserves the “leadership” it keeps electing.

As always – get / stay outta jail free card is best entitlement dem urban pol can give himself and or constit.

A “light” resume versus outright corruption, and we go with outright corruption because “experience?”

Ill is as Ill does.

No repercussions. How very Pro-Choice.

Skin pigmentation uber alles.

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