Tag: Kim Foxx

Let's hear it for Sheila O'Brien in the Smollett case

Sheila O’Brien is a former Illinois appellate court judge who has filed a petition with the Cook County Circuit Court calling for a special prosecutor to investigate the handling of the Jesse Smollett case. In a Chicago Tribune op-ed, she criticized Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx for inexplicably dropping 16 felony charges for Smollett’s staging, then... Read more »

Will Smollett and Foxx get away with it?

This being Chicago, who knows? The usual workings of the Chicago Way suggest that they probably will. To ask the question is to wonder whether: Illinois Attorney General  Kwame Raoul, Illinois’ chief law enforcement officer, will review how Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx handled the case that saw her office drop 16 felony charges that had been handed... Read more »

Smollett charges dropped; justice denied

The astonishing action by Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx to drop 16 felony charges against actor Jussie Smollett leaves so many unanswered questions that justice should have required that the facts be determined by a jury. But now that Foxx has deep-sixed the case and Cook County Circuit Judge Steven Watkins has inexplicably sealed the case file, we will... Read more »
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Will Democrats here have the guts to charge Jussie Smollett with a felony?

UPDATE: Smollett arrest; bond set at $100,000 Filing a false police report in Illinois is a Class 4 felony, punishable by one to three years in prison and fines of up to $25,000, according to Illinois statutes. If Empire actor Jussie Smollet did actually make a false police report about allegedly being attacked last month, justice demands that... Read more »
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