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Since Kim Foxx won’t tell you
what really happened in the
Jussie Smollett case, let me try

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Posted By: Pluperfect, 2/13/2020 3:43:35 PM

Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx’s defensive response Tuesday to the news that special prosecutor Dan Webb has re-indicted TV actor Jussie Smollett underscores that she still has no plans to explain why her office handled the case as it did last year. So allow me to offer my best guess: No sinister conspiracy. No backroom deal. Foxx didn’t collude with powerful people to try to give a break to a celebrity, as some have insinuated. She wasn’t trying to curry favor with the black or gay community — Smollett is both, and she is African American.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Jesuslover54 2/13/2020 4:04:40 PM (No. 317500)
Michelle called her.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: JunkYardDog 2/13/2020 4:09:09 PM (No. 317505)
Eric Zorn's article boils down to: Kim Foxx is an idiot.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: rinohunter 2/13/2020 4:18:36 PM (No. 317514)
I don't know anything about this Zorn creep but since he's in Chicago he can't be too right in the head. The article is 1/2 for Foxx, 1/2 against Foxx and sprinkled with gratuitous remarks against Trump. Therefore, considering those puerile comments, I can only conclude that Zorn is a libtard trying to be cute without necessarily taking Foxx's side but indirectly blaming Trump. As if one thing has anything to do with the other.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Illinois Mom 2/13/2020 4:21:39 PM (No. 317518)
Eric Zorn, a ultra lib hack from way back, says there was no pressure on Fox and that she just miscalculated on the public reaction to dropping all charges against Smollet. Disregarding the 16 count indictment from the Cook County Grand Jury. A conspiracy involving Michelle? Ridiculous! It's interesting when Fox is an Obama friend, and Smollet is a buddy of both the Obama's and Kamala Harris. We know there was communication with her office. Zorn says "No no, nothing to see here...just an attempt to show that she's not after people who commit "small" crimes." It's ironic that this case is again front and center as the outrage of the thought of reducing the NINE year sentence of Roger Stone who did nothing to harm anyone, but, was supposedly a participant in the greatest phony "conspiracy" of all time.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: earlybird 2/13/2020 4:31:20 PM (No. 317531)
What Foxx and Zorn don’t seem to know is that stunts like Smollett’s pulled police away from going after real crimes.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: ronniethek 2/13/2020 5:01:38 PM (No. 317567)
It's total bullcrap. Jussie wanted publicity and if not for the utter ridiculousness of the story we could have had race riots if the lies had gotten any traction as happened in Ferguson MO.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: bad-hair 2/13/2020 5:46:07 PM (No. 317597)
Bad headline Trib. I don't care about Jusse Smallett (double T) or Kim Foxx (double X)
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Ledwith 2/13/2020 7:44:55 PM (No. 317741)
If anyone ever wondered why the once great Chicago Tribune is no more this 'journalist' and this column is all you need to know about the reasons for its demise. I read parts of it twice and still can not make head nor hair as to what Mr. Zorn is attempting to communicate other than 'nothing to see here...move along'. Ms. Foxx is a joke as a State's Attorney, Mr. Zorn is a joke as a columnist, and when the obvious is convoluted into an apologia based on race...well.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: joew9 2/13/2020 10:42:43 PM (No. 317870)
All wrong. Foxx was polishing her creds with higher ups in the Dem party. But she did it a little too obviously.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Old Army Vet 2/14/2020 11:41:48 AM (No. 318377)
Foxx should be fired and Jessie shall be tried.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: tom7 2/19/2020 9:49:35 AM (No. 323377)
Chicago is just like all the other permanent Democrat city - massively and irredeemably corrupt. There will never be a recovery of Chicago, or Detroit, or Gary, or Baltimore, or East St. Louis, or San Fran, Oakland, etc, etc. Somebody needs to come up with a strategy on how to deal with these sh**holes cities in the middle of the American fabric.
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