Two weeks ago, Cook County prosecutor Kim Foxx dropped all charges against actor Jussie Smollett. The “Empire” actor allegedly staged a hate crime against himself to draw attention, because he was upset he wasn’t being paid enough for his work on the popular T.V. show.
Smollett claimed he was attacked by Trump supporters late at night in downtown Chicago. Chicago isn’t known for being a bastion of Trump supporters.
Despite overwhelming evidence that showed Smollett was guilty, Foxx dropped 16 charges against the actor.
You would think that no one would defend her actions, right?
Unfortunately, there are people who are sticking up for her.
A bizarre press conference was held in support of Kim Foxx on Saturday.
The press conference was held at the Rainbow PUSH Coalition in Chicago. The group is headed by the Reverend Jesse Jackson. Jackson has never seen a high profile case revolving around race that he didn’t touch. Jackson took to the podium and lent his support to Kim Foxx.
The event turned into a pep rally for the prosecutor. It is hard to recall a similar press conference being held anywhere else. She is supposed to blindly carry out justice, not grandstand for the cameras and turn herself into the victim.
One-by-one speakers came to the mic, publicly defended Foxx and took shots at the Chicago Police Department.
The Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) were slandered multiple times.
Illinois Congressman Bobby Rush railed against the Chicago Police for their supposed systemic racism.
Rush unleashed a tirade against the police: “The FOP is the sworn enemy of black people, the sworn enemy of black people… The FOP has always taken the position that black people can be shot down in the street by members of the Chicago Police Department, and suffer no consequences.”
Rush then defended Foxx by saying, “Let’s be clear: Kim Foxx, her battle, is with the FOP and all of their cohorts.”
Someone should tell the congressman that the Chicago Police superintendent, Eddie Johnson, is an African American man.
Jesse Jackson stood behind each speaker as they stepped up to the plate to accuse Foxx’s detractors of racist motives.
Ja‘mal Green, a former staffer for Bernie Sanders compared the police to the Ku Klux Klan. Green made the comparison by saying, “We have all white men FOP, getting up looking like the Blue Klux Klan.”
The prep rally concluded with the person they all came to see: Kim Foxx.
Foxx went right into victim mode: “I am undaunted by the events of the last two weeks … I believe that this has sparked a reason for us to have a conversation about where we really stand on criminal justice reform, what we really believe when we talk about the rhetoric of a broken system and fixing it.”
It is always about a “conversation” with liberals.
How about having a conversation about how biased Foxx’s office is in who they prosecute?
Smollett is not the only person to be relieved of his crimes by Foxx.
Two men confessed to stabbing a couple to death and kidnapping their children. However, they claimed they were victims of police brutality. In response, Foxx dropped the charges. These men confessed to the murders, and she dropped the charges anyway.
Kim Foxx received large political contributions from Arthur Loevy, one of the most powerful wrongful conviction law firms in Illinois. The county prosecutor also is close to Michelle Obama. She received a text message from one of Obama’s staffers encouraging her to drop the charges against Smollett.
How was that for a conversation?
Foxx claimed that this whole story is really about racism. She suggested that, “As someone who has lived in this city, who came up from the projects of this city to serve as the first African American woman in this role, it is disheartening to me … when we get in these positions, that somehow goalposts change.”
There it is, she claims she is being criticized because she is an African American woman.
She is receiving negative press because she is clearly biased in her prosecutions. She is really bad at her job.
The bizarre press conference showed everything that is wrong with the Jussie Smollett case. It is activism disguised as justice.