Just When You Thought the Jussie Smollett Case Was Over…

It starts up again. Kim Foxx subpoenaed to appear at hearing on Smollett special prosecutor request.

Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx has been subpoenaed to appear in court as a lawyer seeks the appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate Foxx’s handling of the Jussie Smollett case.

Retired appellate judge Sheila O’Brien, who filed the petition for a special prosecutor, also filed a subpoena for Foxx’s top deputy, Joseph Magats, and another document requesting Jussie Smollett appear at the hearing.

Because this whole thing smells of a backroom deal.

And the Tribune has an opinion-piece (by former ASA) on how the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office is basically a train-wreck under Foxx.

Today, however, it is clear that a discussion of Foxx’s qualifications was important. Her inexperience, poor judgment and misaligned sense of ethics — not her race — have led to the state of mistrust we endure today.

Hat tip to Second City Cop for both of these links.


Self-defense Is Legal in Chicago

JusticeI know I’m shocked. Police: ‘He was the victim,’ noting concealed carry license holder will not be charged in fatal shooting.

In an early morning shooting Friday, about 4:30 a.m., a 41-year-old concealed carry license holder drew his own weapon after being confronted with a gun near the intersection of State Street and Ida B. Wells Drive, police said. He was in his 2015 BMW when he was rear-ended by a 22-year-old man in a 2019 Volkswagen, according to officials.

When the man in the BMW got out to check the damage to his vehicle, police have said the other driver pulled a weapon, announced a carjacking, demanded the man’s keys and shoved the man into the BMW, where he was able to retrieve his own gun and fatally shoot the man in the head.

So it only took 2 days to determine that Self-defense is legal in Cook County. Amazing.

We Should Make It Illegal for a Felon to Have a Gun. Oh, Wait a Minute…

I’m shocked to discover that criminals don’t obey the law. OK, not that shocked. Parolee with burglary conviction accused of several armed robberies on Near West Side.

Suggs was released on parole in December following a burglary conviction, according to the Illinois Department of Corrections. Other convictions include aiding, abetting, possessing or selling a stolen motor vehicle; manufacturing or delivery of cannabis; and an additional burglary, IDOC said.

Is parole mandatory, or is there some process to decide who does, and who doesn’t get parole?

When officers caught up with him, they learned Suggs was wanted on an active warrant for earlier alleged crimes on the Near West Side last month.

Wouldn’t that crime from last month have been a violation of that parole? The Criminal Justice System (and by that I mean the State’s Attorneys office) seems to be broken in Cook County and Chicago.

78-yr-old Defends Himself In The People’s Republic of Chicago

So what does the gun-hating left say about a 78-year-old man defending himself in his own home? I’m sure they’re against it. 78-year-old Northwest Side homeowner shoots would-be robber.

Guy shows up, with no equipment, offers to fix the sidewalk, but he needs to come into the house to get water for the concrete. The homeowner locked him out.

The same person who wanted to fix his walkway came back with a chisel and crow bar with him. He was also with another man and a getaway driver who was waiting in a red Dodge caravan down the street.

“So I opened the door, he pulled the chisel out, ready to break the glass to get me with a chisel,” he said.

The 78-year-old homeowner pulled out a gun and shot one of the 2 guys trying to get into his house. And this isn’t his first rodeo.

This wasn’t the first time Daniel had an encounter with a burglar.

“Last time they did beat him up, robbed him and took some of his possessions,” [a neighbor] said.

Self-defense is a human-right.

Chicago’s Black Lesbian Mayor Not “Left Enough.” Or Something

Don’t click the link; I only include it for completeness. Don’t Get Too Excited About Chicago’s New Black Lesbian Mayor.

The piece is full of innuendo, and quotes her opposing campaigns (as if a campaign slogan was FACT).

For much of the 56-year-old’s career, she has worked as a lawyer (regularly described as a “wealthy, corporate” one by her opponent on the runoff campaign trail). But the sticking points of the organizers’ contention in Lightfoot’s history has been her roles within the local criminal justice system. In the early 2000s, she was chief administrator of the Chicago Police Department’s Office of Professional Standards, regularly defending the department against external critique.

Since it was her job to defend the department, it is hard to criticize her for defending the department. At least all the logical people feel that way. But this is the 21st Century, and logic has nothing to do with anything coming from the Left in general or Out magazine specifically.

So is it a problem for a black, lesbian lawyer to take a job working for the police department? If the police department had no black, lesbian lawyers, I’m sure they would be charged with discrimination. I suppose the Left thinks she should have taken the job, and the refused to do the job. Or something.

It is just funny to me, to see the Left consuming itself.

I’m Shocked to Discover Corruption In Chicago Politics

OK, I’m not that Shocked.

Patronage – hiring people who help you out politically, or the relatives of those people – has long tradition in Chicago. Toni Preckwinkle hired the children of politicians, former aldermen, Daley and Madigan workers — despite her pledge to end patronage.

Then there is Smollett. Chicago police files on Jussie Smollett investigation show behind-the-scenes maneuvers. You expected Justice? In Chicago? You’re not paying attention.

The statistics on corruption are staggering. Another Chicago alderman pleads guilty to corruption charges.

South Side Ald. Willie Cochran pleaded guilty March 21 to felony wire fraud for spending his ward’s charity funds on personal expenses. That’s 30 Chicago aldermen convicted of corruption since 1972.

That doesn’t count folks like Tony Rezko, who was never elected to anything as far as I know, or former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich. Or the other Illinois governors. (Memory isn’t what it was, but want to say that 4 of the last 7 Illinois Governors were convicted of corruption charges, though not always about what they did in office.)

So another corrupt politician from Chicago? Meh.

Chicago, and Corrupt Politicians

Is there another kind of politician in Chicago? Kim Foxx’s embarrassing OMG moment in the Jussie Smollett case

Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx, affectionately (NOT) known as Crimeshea by Second City Cop, has had to recuse herself from the Jussie Smollett case because of a huge (OMG-level) bit of conflict of interest. She agreed to do a favor for Smollett after an Obama/Emanuel attorney reached out. (It’s the Chicago Way™. Look up “Clout” sometime.)

[The Tribune article] is an account of how Foxx was contacted in the Smollett case by a politically connected lawyer close to Chicago’s most prominent political families, the Obamas and Emanuels.

That lawyer, Tina Tchen, was chief of staff for former first lady Michelle Obama, and she is a friend of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s wife, Amy Rule. Tchen was apparently a go-between for someone in the Smollett family.

As a result of this, as the Smollett case was unraveling, Foxx pressured the Superintendent of Chicago PD to have the FBI take over the case. And just how impartial has the FBI proven to be in the past 2 years? But the ask and her response came to light, and made her look like the corrupt politician she is. Not that it will impact her at all, she is a loyal Democrat in the one-party state of Cook County, and the People’s Republic of Chicago.

For the original article referenced in the opinion piece linked above, you can see this link: State’s Attorney Kim Foxx asked Chicago’s top cop to turn Jussie Smollett probe over to FBI, texts and emails show