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Venom directed at Kim Foxx is about taking down an African American reformer
The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | April 15, 2019 | Laura Washington

Posted on 04/15/2019 1:08:57 PM PDT by PBRCat

Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx is not going to resign. She’s going to run.

Last month, Foxx plunged into a white-hot controversy when her office dropped all charges against the actor Jussie Smollett, accused of staging a fake assault and claiming he was the victim of a hate crime.

The venom leveled at Foxx is not about Jussie Smollett. It’s about taking down the first African American woman to serve as the county’s top prosecutor, and about her efforts to bring justice and equity to communities of color.

Her law enforcement critics, mostly white men, say Foxx is soft on criminals and an enemy of the police.

FOP President Kevin Graham appeared on the conservative Fox News network to declare that Smollett is just the “tip of the iceberg.”

“We have had problems getting felony charges approved for battery to police officers,” Graham said.

Foxx is prioritizing resources away from low-level offenses to instead focus on violent crime. She has pushed to have those arrested on minor crimes to be released without a cash bail, so they can return to productive lives as they await trial. She has worked to overturn dozens of convictions of the wrongfully accused.

She has hired more women and people of color, and she has advocated for sexual harassment awareness and training.

(Excerpt) Read more at chicago.suntimes.com ...


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KEYWORDS: chicago; cookcounty; dnctalkingpoint; dnctalkingpoints; foxx; kevingraham; laurawashington; lookwhohatescops; mediawingofthednc; partisanmediashills; presstitutes; racism; smearmachine; smollett
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The Soros camp circles the wagons to defend their criminal enabler.
1 posted on 04/15/2019 1:08:57 PM PDT by PBRCat
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Laura S. Washington is a multimedia journalist specializing in media-related issues, African-American affairs, local and national politics, race and racism, and social justice.

Uh-huh.......


2 posted on 04/15/2019 1:13:34 PM PDT by JBW1949 (I'm really PC....PATRIOTICALLY CORRECT!!!!)
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Laura Washington is a racist.

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3 posted on 04/15/2019 1:14:40 PM PDT by Lurker (Peaceful coexistence with the Left is not possible. Stop pretending that it is.)
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Hey Laura...How many stories have you written about blacks killing blacks in Chicago??? How many???


4 posted on 04/15/2019 1:15:04 PM PDT by JBW1949 (I'm really PC....PATRIOTICALLY CORRECT!!!!)
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This is from The Chicago Slum-Times.
5 posted on 04/15/2019 1:17:50 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Gone but not forgiven.)
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Chicago is a sanctuary city so fill it up with illegals.


6 posted on 04/15/2019 1:29:07 PM PDT by MagnoliaB (You can't always get what you want but if you try sometime you might find, you get what you need.)
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Laura Washington

7 posted on 04/15/2019 1:30:52 PM PDT by savedbygrace
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Just like the “venom” directed by Chicago at Al Capone was about taking down an Italian-American reformer.


8 posted on 04/15/2019 1:32:31 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard (When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.)
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Kim Foxx is a racist pig who let a criminal go because of the color of his skin and/or celebrity status.


9 posted on 04/15/2019 1:34:55 PM PDT by Cubs Fan (EVERYTHING IS RACISM! (except hating whitey))
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10 posted on 04/15/2019 2:14:04 PM PDT by Boogieman
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She is “reforming” her pockets to fit more cash. That’s the only forming going on.


11 posted on 04/15/2019 2:25:14 PM PDT by vpintheak (Stop making stupid people famous!)
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Special treatment for Black celebrities — the great reformist cause.


12 posted on 04/15/2019 3:07:38 PM PDT by Rockingham (W)
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“Her law enforcement critics, mostly white men,”

Well, in a LEO force that is 70% male, how is that unusual? But is the statement even true? How many ‘white’ Leos are in Chicago? about 49% - the rest are black 30%, other 20%. The mayor and Police Chief and underchiefs are certainly not ‘white’ and neither were the several police protests.

To hear some people spout off, one would almost think that ‘whites’ in America are a small minority. Do people realize any more that America has always been a traditionally Caucasian nation -— that is still 75% white? Which means there will be ‘white critics’ as well as minority critics? Or are their brains really that undeveloped they cannot grasp that concept and so make it a false racist argument?


13 posted on 04/15/2019 3:34:51 PM PDT by blueplum ("...this moment is your moment: it belongs to you... " President Donald J. Trump, Jan 20, 2017)
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Laura Washington is a racial bigot, and everyone in Illinois knows it. She sees everything -— and I mean EVERYTHING — through a prism of race.


14 posted on 04/15/2019 3:49:51 PM PDT by ought-six (Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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The camel now owns the tent.


15 posted on 04/15/2019 3:59:25 PM PDT by imardmd1 (Fiat Lux)
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Another simple minded lowlife race mongering reporter


16 posted on 04/15/2019 4:08:03 PM PDT by chuckee
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Mmm hmmm, that’s what it’s all about. For sure.


17 posted on 04/15/2019 4:10:59 PM PDT by JustaCowgirl (You can pick your causes, but not the consequences.)
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Here’s another minority elected official (Latina) who is not enamored of Foxx:

COMPTROLLER MENDOZA’S STATEMENT ON MONDAY’S PLEA DEAL IN THE JOHN “QUARTERS” BOYLE HIT-AND-RUN CASE

Boyle pleads guilty to Leaving the Scene of an Accident with Injuries; will pay $924 in fines and court costs

“I am disappointed that “Quarters” Boyle received no jail time after he recklessly caused a 4-car accident two years ago. I went to every court hearing over the past two years to make sure these charges against Boyle did not get dropped. I would have preferred the Cook County State’s Attorney upgrade the charges from the misdemeanors Boyle essentially chose for himself when he finally turned himself in, cleaned up and sober, three days after he caused the accident and fled the scene. I turned over the video to police which showed Boyle staggering around; driving his car into one of his victims who was trying to keep him at the scene. The video showed Boyle falsely claiming to be a police officer. But even with the video, the State’s Attorney’s office never charged Boyle with DUI, reckless driving, battery or with impersonating a police officer. His conviction today for fleeing the scene is better than nothing. But the innocent drivers in those cars he hit deserved more justice.”

— Susana A. Mendoza, Illinois Comptroller


18 posted on 04/15/2019 4:13:08 PM PDT by PBRCat
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If Bob Marley had a transvestite


19 posted on 04/15/2019 4:14:41 PM PDT by wardaddy (When only the best Santa will do...call Joe Biden)
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Reform and corruption are not mutually exclusive.


20 posted on 04/15/2019 5:57:04 PM PDT by Widget Jr
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