In Chicago, “You can’t fight City Hall” apparently reaches to the office of Cook County State’s Attorney
Crimeshea Kim Foxx. Court Documents Reveal Dan Webb, Special Prosecutor In Jussie Smollett Case, Once Donated $1,000 To State’s Attorney Kim Foxx.
So after Jussie Smollet (allegedly) invented a hate crime, and cops spent a boatload of taxpayer money investigating it, and then investigating him for making a false report, et cetera, Kim Foxx decided that all those felonies could just go away. After a call from the Obama’s attorney, or a friend who’s also an attorney, or whatever. The ethics officer for State’s Attorney’s office quit the next day. (Or 2.) So eventually a “special prosecutor” was appointed to decide if any laws were broken. In Cook County they don’t worry about ethics. They don’t even worry about laws all that much, unless they really, really get caught with their hand in the cookie jar.
But it turns out that this prosecutor is in fact “special,” but not in a good way.
The donation came from a fundraiser in October 2016 at the law firm Winston & Strawn, where Webb serves as a co-executive chairman.
As CBS 2’s Charlie De Mar reported, Webb said he does not remember writing the check and thus did not tell the judge who appointed him. It is a potential problem for the recently-selected special prosecutor.
Hat tip to Second City Cop, who calls the whole thing Business as Usual.
The dismissal of charges was a bit strange. Jussie Smollett incident isn’t over: Chicago judge appoints special prosecutor to investigate.
Judge Michael Toomin suggested that State’s Attorney Kim Foxx had mishandled the case by appointing a top aide to handle it after she had purportedly recused herself.
In his ruling,Toomin said that Foxx, having recused herself, did not have legal authority to turn the case to over to another prosecutor in her office.
Only he did run into a different kind of consequence. Teen shot dead while trying to rob woman had been accused of attacking Chicago cops last year.
And (as Second City Cop points out) what is with this “teen” BS? A 19-year-old is a legal adult, and he had prior run-ins with the law.
I covered this story when it came up, because self-defense in Chicago is still a bit of a novelty.
The lack of consequences – courtesy of the Criminal Justice System in Cook County Illinois.
Goings was charged with six counts of aggravated battery to a peace officer but they were dropped in October after the teen pleaded guilty to a drug charge. He was given probation and released from jail in early November, just days before his 19th birthday.
That is 6 felony counts. An as Second City Cop says…
Great job there Crimesha. Six felonies pled down to “dead in a justified bus stop shooting because no punishment equals no feeling of consequences.”
Not sure how Kim Foxx got the moniker Crimesha.