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(Chicago Trib)   The Chicago mayor and the FBI are both leaning hard on Kim Foxx to explain why she dropped all charges against Jussie Smollett. Foxx explains that they're just not smart enough to understand the intricacies of the legal system. That'll work   (chicagotribune.com) divider line
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2019-03-29 7:37:14 PM  
What's the FBI got to do with it? Local jurisdiction, Chicago is the only authority involved
 
2019-03-29 7:48:30 PM  
Article says nothing about the FBI leaning on her.

It does mention the FBI, though:
"The Tribune has reported that the lawyer told Foxx the family had "concerns about the investigation" and wanted Superintendent Johnson to turn over the investigation to the FBI. Foxx asked Johnson to do exactly that, the Tribune reported. Johnson refused. Foxx also had exchanged texts with a Smollett relative. Foxx's office said that, "out of an abundance of caution ... State's Attorney Foxx decided to remove herself from the decision-making." "

I don't see where she did anything wrong. If the investigation had been turned over to the FBI it might have been done right. Chicago PD refused, and farked it up all by themselves.

Johnson's the one who should be on the hot seat here.
 
2019-03-29 9:54:04 PM  
If Rahm Emmanuel calls you out for corruption, things is bad.
 
2019-03-29 10:46:18 PM  
She should be put into a cell. So should he. This is bullshiat.
 
2019-03-29 11:38:07 PM  
Michelle Obama
 
2019-03-29 11:38:37 PM  
Thanks Obama!
 
2019-03-29 11:38:42 PM  
Someone has Foxxy pee photos.
 
2019-03-29 11:39:34 PM  

shadow01: What's the FBI got to do with it? Local jurisdiction, Chicago is the only authority involved


Hate crime
 
2019-03-29 11:42:09 PM  
i don't think people would be as angry if jussie wasn't pretending he didn't fake the attack.
salt in the wound
and then the "attorney" threatening to sue the city and cpd? omg!
more salt.

he's probably going to prison for emailing the fake letter, so maybe this was a lucky way to catch a corrupt prosecutor while still being able to get justice for jussie's crimes.
 
2019-03-29 11:44:15 PM  
Oh my god, a black guy maybe committed a crime, so we have to scream and cry and rend our garments until he gets thrown into jail (whether or not he committed a crime)!
 
2019-03-29 11:47:29 PM  
Corruption in Illinois?  I am shocked.  Shocked, I say.
 
2019-03-29 11:47:38 PM  

rebelyell2006: Oh my god, a black guy maybe committed a crime, so we have to scream and cry and rend our garments until he gets thrown into jail (whether or not he committed a crime)!


We get it, you're not racist.
 
2019-03-29 11:49:20 PM  
He was completely exonerated.
Justice served.
 
2019-03-29 11:49:24 PM  

Moniker o' Shame: Corruption in Illinois?  I am shocked.  Shocked, I say.


It's the Chicago way.
 
2019-03-29 11:49:37 PM  

wearetheworld: rebelyell2006: Oh my god, a black guy maybe committed a crime, so we have to scream and cry and rend our garments until he gets thrown into jail (whether or not he committed a crime)!

We get it, you're not racist.


I get it, you are.
 
2019-03-29 11:49:53 PM  

Popular Opinion: and then the "attorney" threatening to sue the city and cpd?


I encourage him to sue.  The discovery phase of the suit would probably be devastating to him.
 
2019-03-29 11:50:20 PM  
So, I guess this isn't going away anytime soon. The guy's a moron, should have admitted it and taken his lumps. The sad thing is Jussie was all about Jussie in this case. I hope he isn't turned into some sort of martyr eventually because he really was being a selfish prick.
 
2019-03-29 11:52:03 PM  
You know what? Considering the past several years and the way conservatives have behaved in regards to Trump, I would be perfectly fine if they said they dropped the charges because they just wanted to "stick it to the Trumpers" and they knew this would be a perfect way to piss them off.

That would be totally fair.
 
2019-03-29 11:54:20 PM  
How do you pronounce Foxx.  Is it just Fox or do you pronounce both x's like Focks-cks
 
2019-03-29 11:54:28 PM  
I have questions, not necessarily about this specific case: 1) Isn't the DA an elected position? 2) Does the DA have significant latitude for determining whether or not to pursue a case? 3) If this DA declines to take a case to court and get a verdict or plea, can successor DA elected the next term pursue the case?
 
2019-03-29 11:56:38 PM  
Celebrities and actors can often beguile everyday civilians....  I once was "worked" by the actress who was the unattainable girlfriend in "Breaking Away"... this was a number of years after the picture had come out, but not that many that she didn't still look great and all.  We had a master tape in our tape library that was the only copy of some safety industrial PSA kind of production she had acted in.  She came by to "screen" it, which we did for her... then she wanted to take it out of our library and "borrow" it, which we'd never allow anyway... but we knew the somewhat sketchy producer of the piece was in financial trouble and this tape was -never- coming back to us if I let it out the door, so, no, sorry lady,flirt all you want but no, and besides, I'm a little insulted that you thought you could play me so easily.
 
2019-03-29 11:56:57 PM  

Abox: How do you pronounce Foxx.  Is it just Fox or do you pronounce both x's like Focks-cks


li·ar/ˈlī(ə)r/
 
2019-03-29 11:58:12 PM  

rebelyell2006: wearetheworld: rebelyell2006: Oh my god, a black guy maybe committed a crime, so we have to scream and cry and rend our garments until he gets thrown into jail (whether or not he committed a crime)!

We get it, you're not racist.

I get it, you are.


Hmmm i this whole story who is the actual racist?
 
2019-03-30 12:01:14 AM  

WilderKWight: You know what? Considering the past several years and the way conservatives have behaved in regards to Trump, I would be perfectly fine if they said they dropped the charges because they just wanted to "stick it to the Trumpers" and they knew this would be a perfect way to piss them off.

That would be totally fair.


Weak.

0/0
 
2019-03-30 12:01:16 AM  
where is all this concern for the legal process when rich white men use their wealth to avoid the consequences of their actions?

I honestly don't know what Foxx did, or if Jussie Smollett is guilty...but what I do know is that for decades rich white guys have committed far more horrible crimes and just...walked away from whatever jail time they SHOULD have faced for their actions.

so I gotta ask - why are people upset here and now?  why THIS case, and not the hundreds of others that let rich white people go free?
 
2019-03-30 12:04:01 AM  
I'm guessing Soros....
 
2019-03-30 12:04:01 AM  

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: rebelyell2006: wearetheworld: rebelyell2006: Oh my god, a black guy maybe committed a crime, so we have to scream and cry and rend our garments until he gets thrown into jail (whether or not he committed a crime)!

We get it, you're not racist.

I get it, you are.

Hmmm i this whole story who is the actual racist?


The World guy has a habit of hating black people, so I would suspect he is the actual racist.
 
2019-03-30 12:04:40 AM  

wearetheworld: Michelle Obama

Trik: Thanks Obama!

Trik: Hate crime


I'm so thankful that you all are here to defend the white race for me. They sneak up on us, don't they?
 
2019-03-30 12:07:33 AM  
 
2019-03-30 12:07:43 AM  

Weaver95: where is all this concern for the legal process when rich white men use their wealth to avoid the consequences of their actions?

I honestly don't know what Foxx did, or if Jussie Smollett is guilty...but what I do know is that for decades rich white guys have committed far more horrible crimes and just...walked away from whatever jail time they SHOULD have faced for their actions.

so I gotta ask - why are people upset here and now?  why THIS case, and not the hundreds of others that let rich white people go free?


if i was to throw an idea out there, i would say because jussie tried to smear half the country, or at least all white trump supporters, as homophobic racists.

i think that is both unfair and unhealthy for the country.
it is hate mongering and it is wrong.
 
2019-03-30 12:07:55 AM  

Weaver95: where is all this concern for the legal process when rich white men use their wealth to avoid the consequences of their actions?

I honestly don't know what Foxx did, or if Jussie Smollett is guilty...but what I do know is that for decades rich white guys have committed far more horrible crimes and just...walked away from whatever jail time they SHOULD have faced for their actions.

so I gotta ask - why are people upset here and now?  why THIS case, and not the hundreds of others that let rich white people go free?


Pretty sure we were outraged at the recent college bribe scandal, and the affluenza kid, and that swimmer kid who raped the girl behind the dumpster, and the bear poachers the other day, and the flower tramplers, .... And many others.  So, if we called for the thunderdoming of those, can we get our card back and call for the thunderdoming of Jussie?
 
2019-03-30 12:10:36 AM  

Popular Opinion: Weaver95: where is all this concern for the legal process when rich white men use their wealth to avoid the consequences of their actions?

I honestly don't know what Foxx did, or if Jussie Smollett is guilty...but what I do know is that for decades rich white guys have committed far more horrible crimes and just...walked away from whatever jail time they SHOULD have faced for their actions.

so I gotta ask - why are people upset here and now?  why THIS case, and not the hundreds of others that let rich white people go free?

if i was to throw an idea out there, i would say because jussie tried to smear half the country, or at least all white trump supporters, as homophobic racists.

i think that is both unfair and unhealthy for the country.
it is hate mongering and it is wrong.


Well, Trump isn't in prison for life.

Only fair this guy gets to walk free.
 
2019-03-30 12:12:29 AM  
Wow, pitchforks all comin' out.

At the end of the day, dude paid some other dudes to beat him up. He's... literally already gotten what was coming to him.
 
2019-03-30 12:12:53 AM  

AmbassadorBooze: Pretty sure we were outraged at the recent college bribe scandal, and the affluenza kid, and that swimmer kid who raped the girl behind the dumpster, and the bear poachers the other day, and the flower tramplers, .... And many others.  So, if we called for the thunderdoming of those, can we get our card back and call for the thunderdoming of Jussie?


and the rich white folks keep doing all of these things, committing all of those and other crimes...and nothing is done, nothing changes.  but let a rich black man do something wrong and use his wealth and position to avoid responsibility just like the white folks is apparently a bridge too far?

either laws matter or they don't...and laws haven't mattered in THIS country for a good part of our history.

*shrug*

I dunno.  seems kinda petty to go after Smollett while the President of the United States of America is busy covering up and hiding the Mueller report.  I kinda get the vibe that we're all looking for distractions ya know?
 
2019-03-30 12:15:27 AM  

Begoggle: He was completely exonerated.
Justice served.


This.  The investigation, as interpreted by someone who may or may not have been under political pressure to come to a certain conclusion, failed to find conclusive evidence of an imprisonable offense.  And given that, anyone who questioned Smollett at any point in this process might be looking at treason.  Which is a capital offense.
 
2019-03-30 12:17:19 AM  
Not intending to threadjack; just looking for information:
Since lying to a FBI agent is a crime, do you have a 5th amendment right to refuse to answer? Would not that be the best move for Foxx?
 
2019-03-30 12:17:29 AM  

Weaver95: where is all this concern for the legal process when rich white men use their wealth to avoid the consequences of their actions?

I honestly don't know what Foxx did, or if Jussie Smollett is guilty...but what I do know is that for decades rich white guys have committed far more horrible crimes and just...walked away from whatever jail time they SHOULD have faced for their actions.

so I gotta ask - why are people upset here and now?  why THIS case, and not the hundreds of others that let rich white people go free?


Because they're racists.

At this point, it's pretty obvious that the Chicago pigs picked up those two Nigerians and 'interrogated' (read: tortured) them until they said exactly what the pigs wanted to hear.At this point, that bogus story has fallen apart, and the DA and pigs are trying to save face.Was Smollett attacked?  Dunno.  But what the pigs say happened pretty clearly didn't happen.  And Smollett took the deal because it was the safest way to get this behind him, because once the pigs turned on him he was in serious and ongoing danger.
 
2019-03-30 12:17:29 AM  

Inebriated Bolshevik Muppet: Popular Opinion: Weaver95: where is all this concern for the legal process when rich white men use their wealth to avoid the consequences of their actions?

I honestly don't know what Foxx did, or if Jussie Smollett is guilty...but what I do know is that for decades rich white guys have committed far more horrible crimes and just...walked away from whatever jail time they SHOULD have faced for their actions.

so I gotta ask - why are people upset here and now?  why THIS case, and not the hundreds of others that let rich white people go free?

if i was to throw an idea out there, i would say because jussie tried to smear half the country, or at least all white trump supporters, as homophobic racists.

i think that is both unfair and unhealthy for the country.
it is hate mongering and it is wrong.

Well, Trump isn't in prison for life.

Only fair this guy gets to walk free.


Obama, McCain, Clinton, Kerry and Brennan armed terrorists in Syria well before the conflict escalated.
they basically help start a war that has cost half a million Syrian lives.
don't you think they should all be in prison?
sure, you might counter that they were arming and training "rebels", but it is now out in the open that even early on they knew arms were ending up in the hands of ISIS and al Nusra, and many of the fighters were joining these groups as soon as they got back into Syria (with tax funded weapons), They murdered and raped countless right along with the terrorists we were "fighting",

disgusting waste of lives. millions displaced. countless murders and rapes. for what?
 
2019-03-30 12:22:34 AM  

Weaver95: where is all this concern for the legal process when rich white men use their wealth to avoid the consequences of their actions?

I honestly don't know what Foxx did, or if Jussie Smollett is guilty...but what I do know is that for decades rich white guys have committed far more horrible crimes and just...walked away from whatever jail time they SHOULD have faced for their actions.

so I gotta ask - why are people upset here and now?  why THIS case, and not the hundreds of others that let rich white people go free?


Tired, OLD, bullshiat.

Get a new schtick.
 
2019-03-30 12:24:46 AM  

Algebrat: Begoggle: He was completely exonerated.
Justice served.

This.  The investigation, as interpreted by someone who may or may not have been under political pressure to come to a certain conclusion, failed to find conclusive evidence of an imprisonable offense.  And given that, anyone who questioned Smollett at any point in this process might be looking at treason.  Which is a capital offense.


"Treason "? You on drugs? Please share...
 
2019-03-30 12:26:27 AM  

Weaver95: AmbassadorBooze: Pretty sure we were outraged at the recent college bribe scandal, and the affluenza kid, and that swimmer kid who raped the girl behind the dumpster, and the bear poachers the other day, and the flower tramplers, .... And many others.  So, if we called for the thunderdoming of those, can we get our card back and call for the thunderdoming of Jussie?

and the rich white folks keep doing all of these things, committing all of those and other crimes...and nothing is done, nothing changes.  but let a rich black man do something wrong and use his wealth and position to avoid responsibility just like the white folks is apparently a bridge too far?

either laws matter or they don't...and laws haven't mattered in THIS country for a good part of our history.

*shrug*

I dunno.  seems kinda petty to go after Smollett while the President of the United States of America is busy covering up and hiding the Mueller report.  I kinda get the vibe that we're all looking for distractions ya know?


Well, I called for a change to the whole election system, including beheadings.  Sorry I am not the ultimate universal power.  What more do you want from me, actual going out into the streets and shooting?  Actual brainwashing so that I can control masses of people to do my bidding?  Taking hostages and demanding change?  Running for office?  Marching?

Do people have free will?  If so, how do you want me to control other people to do massive changes?  If they don't have free will, the way current things are, are the way they are.  How do you change people without free will.

So, if I don't mind control millions of people, I can't call for the imprisonment of Jussie?
 
2019-03-30 12:27:50 AM  

Buckerlin: Not intending to threadjack; just looking for information:
Since lying to a FBI agent is a crime, do you have a 5th amendment right to refuse to answer? Would not that be the best move for Foxx?


i'm sure she can refuse to answer questions on advice of counsel. it might not be in her interest.
pleading the 5th implies you can implicate yourself in some kind of criminal activity.
i fear she might have tanked her young career under pressure from powerful people. it sucks.
 
2019-03-30 12:28:39 AM  

Chinesenookiefactory: Weaver95: where is all this concern for the legal process when rich white men use their wealth to avoid the consequences of their actions?

I honestly don't know what Foxx did, or if Jussie Smollett is guilty...but what I do know is that for decades rich white guys have committed far more horrible crimes and just...walked away from whatever jail time they SHOULD have faced for their actions.

so I gotta ask - why are people upset here and now?  why THIS case, and not the hundreds of others that let rich white people go free?

Tired, OLD, bullshiat.

Get a new schtick.


notice how you didn't even try and pretend you wanted to discuss this story?  'cause I sure did.

we've spent decades letting rich white people off the hook for crimes they SHOULD have spent decades serving time for committing.  NOW you're suddenly worried about respect for the rule of law?

I think not.
 
2019-03-30 12:29:43 AM  

Weaver95: Chinesenookiefactory: Weaver95: where is all this concern for the legal process when rich white men use their wealth to avoid the consequences of their actions?

I honestly don't know what Foxx did, or if Jussie Smollett is guilty...but what I do know is that for decades rich white guys have committed far more horrible crimes and just...walked away from whatever jail time they SHOULD have faced for their actions.

so I gotta ask - why are people upset here and now?  why THIS case, and not the hundreds of others that let rich white people go free?

Tired, OLD, bullshiat.

Get a new schtick.

notice how you didn't even try and pretend you wanted to discuss this story?  'cause I sure did.

we've spent decades letting rich white people off the hook for crimes they SHOULD have spent decades serving time for committing.  NOW you're suddenly worried about respect for the rule of law?

I think not.


Eye for an eye, right?  Farkin jack ass.
 
2019-03-30 12:31:25 AM  

Weaver95: Chinesenookiefactory: Weaver95: where is all this concern for the legal process when rich white men use their wealth to avoid the consequences of their actions?

I honestly don't know what Foxx did, or if Jussie Smollett is guilty...but what I do know is that for decades rich white guys have committed far more horrible crimes and just...walked away from whatever jail time they SHOULD have faced for their actions.

so I gotta ask - why are people upset here and now?  why THIS case, and not the hundreds of others that let rich white people go free?

Tired, OLD, bullshiat.

Get a new schtick.

notice how you didn't even try and pretend you wanted to discuss this story?  'cause I sure did.

we've spent decades letting rich white people off the hook for crimes they SHOULD have spent decades serving time for committing.  NOW you're suddenly worried about respect for the rule of law?

I think not.


lol, of all people here right now, i didn't think you would bring up the clintons.
 
2019-03-30 12:32:45 AM  

AmbassadorBooze: Weaver95: AmbassadorBooze: Pretty sure we were outraged at the recent college bribe scandal, and the affluenza kid, and that swimmer kid who raped the girl behind the dumpster, and the bear poachers the other day, and the flower tramplers, .... And many others.  So, if we called for the thunderdoming of those, can we get our card back and call for the thunderdoming of Jussie?

and the rich white folks keep doing all of these things, committing all of those and other crimes...and nothing is done, nothing changes.  but let a rich black man do something wrong and use his wealth and position to avoid responsibility just like the white folks is apparently a bridge too far?

either laws matter or they don't...and laws haven't mattered in THIS country for a good part of our history.

*shrug*

I dunno.  seems kinda petty to go after Smollett while the President of the United States of America is busy covering up and hiding the Mueller report.  I kinda get the vibe that we're all looking for distractions ya know?

Well, I called for a change to the whole election system, including beheadings.  Sorry I am not the ultimate universal power.  What more do you want from me, actual going out into the streets and shooting?  Actual brainwashing so that I can control masses of people to do my bidding?  Taking hostages and demanding change?  Running for office?  Marching?

Do people have free will?  If so, how do you want me to control other people to do massive changes?  If they don't have free will, the way current things are, are the way they are.  How do you change people without free will.

So, if I don't mind control millions of people, I can't call for the imprisonment of Jussie?


I think if you are calling for Jussie to face the consequences of his actions....you're going to be disappointed.

the rule of law and respect for the rule of law rotted away a long, long time ago.  we're just now starting to finally understand what that means in a practical sense.  we aren't going to fix the damage overnight.  we're going to have to admit that our system of laws, law enforcement and what we laughably call 'justice' is beyond broken and really can't BE fixed.  I dunno what it would take to restore any kind of balance.  I know its not going to start because of this case, however.
 
2019-03-30 12:37:46 AM  

Jeebus Saves: Eye for an eye, right?  Farkin jack ass.


the cops have been murdering brown people in the streets for the past decades and literally getting away with murder...and THIS case is the one you want to pursue?

keep in mind that the black community (for lack of a better word) knows very well just how high the deck is stacked against 'em.  perception about how all this is handled is going to be just as important as whatever useless ink was splattered on a page somewhere in a law library.

i'm not saying anything Smollett was right, or that he should be able to get away with any laws he might have broken...but after a string of cop murders and white people breaking laws and getting away with it, now might not be the best time to go balls out against a black guy for doing the same.  in a very weird sort of way, its going to piss off damn near everyone.
 
2019-03-30 12:38:18 AM  

Weaver95: AmbassadorBooze: Weaver95: AmbassadorBooze: Pretty sure we were outraged at the recent college bribe scandal, and the affluenza kid, and that swimmer kid who raped the girl behind the dumpster, and the bear poachers the other day, and the flower tramplers, .... And many others.  So, if we called for the thunderdoming of those, can we get our card back and call for the thunderdoming of Jussie?

and the rich white folks keep doing all of these things, committing all of those and other crimes...and nothing is done, nothing changes.  but let a rich black man do something wrong and use his wealth and position to avoid responsibility just like the white folks is apparently a bridge too far?

either laws matter or they don't...and laws haven't mattered in THIS country for a good part of our history.

*shrug*

I dunno.  seems kinda petty to go after Smollett while the President of the United States of America is busy covering up and hiding the Mueller report.  I kinda get the vibe that we're all looking for distractions ya know?

Well, I called for a change to the whole election system, including beheadings.  Sorry I am not the ultimate universal power.  What more do you want from me, actual going out into the streets and shooting?  Actual brainwashing so that I can control masses of people to do my bidding?  Taking hostages and demanding change?  Running for office?  Marching?

Do people have free will?  If so, how do you want me to control other people to do massive changes?  If they don't have free will, the way current things are, are the way they are.  How do you change people without free will.

So, if I don't mind control millions of people, I can't call for the imprisonment of Jussie?

I think if you are calling for Jussie to face the consequences of his actions....you're going to be disappointed.

the rule of law and respect for the rule of law rotted away a long, long time ago.  we're just now starting to finally understand what that means in a practical sense.  w ...


Well, I have called for the thunderdoming and exile of people regardless of race, gender, hight, education level, sexuality, trans sexuality, dimensional status, length, width, mass, baryonic identification, nationality, trans nationality, corporate status, age, trans chronism, trans real status, or trans trans tran exo trans status., so I will continue to do it, even if I don't have mind control powers.

As such, I call for the thunderdoming of Foxx, Jussie, the brothers, and the cops.  They are all guilty and need to fight each other in the thunderdome for the right to live one more day.  Then the wiinner must eat the losers, as no food shall be given.
 
2019-03-30 12:38:35 AM  

NewportBarGuy: She should be put into a cell. So should he. This is bullshiat.


Why's that?
 
2019-03-30 12:39:01 AM  

BuckTurgidson: NewportBarGuy: She should be put into a cell. So should he. This is bullshiat.

Why's that?


Because he's black?
 
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