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 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.