Far-left Chicago prosecutor Kim Foxx to resign next year

 April 27, 2023

Chicago's far-left, George Soros-backed district attorney, Kim Foxx, will not seek re-election in 2024. 

Elected in 2016, Foxx gained a reputation for lenience toward looters, murderers, and of course, the fraudster Jussie Smollett. But the soft-on-crime prosecutor who left her city's residents living in fear said she's leaving office with her "head held high."

"I leave with my head held high, my heart full, knowing that there are better days ahead," she said.

Kim Foxx resigns

Foxx was engulfed in controversy when she dropped charges against Smollett, who had lied to police about being assaulted by Trump supporters in the deeply liberal city in 2019.

A special prosecutor later convicted Smollett and accused Foxx, who had said she recused herself from the case while not actually doing so, of "abuses of discretion."

When Smollett was sentenced to 150 days in jail last year, Foxx decried "mob justice." In a speech announcing her intention to step down next year, Foxx made it clear that she sees Smollett, and herself, as victims.

"They sent people to prison for crimes they didn't commit," she said, describing her predecessors. "An actor who perpetrated a crime on himself maybe didn't get the measure of justice that a segment of society believes he should have got."

Soft on crime

Foxx refused to make exceptions of her radical agenda even for the very worst criminals. Only days ago, the prosecutor charged two teens with misdemeanors for killing an infant. The criminals crashed a stolen car into the pickup truck where the baby, Cristian Uvidia, was a passenger.

"The district attorney has just as much blood on her hands as the people who did this," the slain child's aunt told Fox News.

The slaying came days after widespread rioting and looting downtown that terrorized tourists. Two people were shot during the havoc and some tourists were assaulted.

As a monument to Foxx's "success," a community group is launching a new amber alert-style system to warn parents of youth riots.

No lessons learned

Under Foxx, murders in Cook County spiked to their highest rate in decades, reaching over 1,000 in 2021.

But it doesn't appear that Foxx has learned anything from her time in power. She blamed a "cycle of violence" on "the rift between communities and law enforcement" rather than a lack of law enforcement.

"We find ourselves in a cycle of violence that continues because we haven't addressed the root causes of violence," she said, saying there are "hard truths" that "need to be told."

Will Foxx's departure actually lead to a change in leadership? Liberal mayor Lori Lightfoot was voted out this month only to be replaced by Brandon Johnson, who scolded Chicagoans for "demonizing" rioters.

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