WATCH: Chicago Police say Kim Foxx shows a desperate attempt to justify the actions of her office
Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx has been under a lot of scrutiny after she decided to drop 16 felony charges against fake hate crime perpetrator Jussie Smollett.
While this case has clearly garnered much more national media attention than she’s used to, ABC 7 Chicago has discovered that this is far from the first time she’s let someone off the hook for no apparent legal reason.
According to Daily Wire:
16-year-old Derrion Albert was killed in a gang fight when he was walking home from school in 2009. Prosecutors charged four teens with Albert’s death, three of whom were convicted of murder and one pled guilty.
But one teen – known then as “D.J.” – was 14 at the time. Prosecutors say he punched Albert and knocked him down, saying that he signed “his death certificate.”
Prosecutors decided to charge him as a juvenile in a special kind of case called an Extended Jurisdiction Juvenile prosecution or EJJ.
That means although “D.J.” was convicted as a juvenile – he was also sentenced to 30 years as an adult on the underlying offense of murder. However, that sentence would be stayed and not enforced unless he was convicted of a new felony after being released from juvenile custody.
According to the victim’s family, Kim Foxx encouraged them accept this EJJ prosecution.
“Kim Foxx kept telling us that was the best way to go, that way we have some kind of, the safety net,” Albert’s mother Anjanette said. “That way if he got in trouble he goes back, that’s what it is.”
Six years later and out of juvenile prison, “D.J.” — now 20-year-old Dionte Johnson — was arrested and charged with an aggravated felony.
Which of course meant Dionte Johnson would now serve time for BOTH crimes…
Unless, of course, someone intervened…
ABC 7 Chicago reports that prosecutors sought to “revoke stay of his adult sentence,” meaning that Johnson would face the 30 years in prison from the EJJ prosecution in his previous case if convicted.
Johnson was convicted of the felony on November 8 2016, Election Day,” ABC 7 Chicago added. “The same day that Foxx, who supervised the Albert case convictions, won the State’s Attorney’s race. Soon after, the Albert family says they were called to a meeting at the juvenile court building.”
The family was told that Foxx made the decision to not pursue the 30-year prison sentence from the EJJ that Foxx was responsible for pursuing in the first place.
“Kim Foxx decided not to go any further with this to just, it’s over,” Anjanette said. “She’s going to drop it and he’s going to get out and there was nothing that we could do.”
Kim Foxx simply let him off the hook. For one reason or another, she had absolutely no interest in punishing this man for his involvement in another’s death.
Anjanette said that she repeatedly reached out to Foxx and that Foxx never bothered to respond to her calls.
“I felt like she sat in our face, she cried with us, she hugged us and then you turn around and let this murderer, I don’t care how old he is, he was convicted of first-degree murder,” Anjanette said. “My son is not here anymore and she gave us all this hope and she promised us that this was going to be OK. And it didn’t turn out like that.”
“I don’t have anything to say to Kim Foxx,” Anjanette continued, “The person that I thought that she was, her heart, her kindness the way that she was with us in court, that’s, I don’t never want to see her again. Never.”
What motivated Kim Foxx to let a murderer get away with it? Was it pure laziness? or was it something more nefarious?
When Foxx ran for office, her campaign “was bankrolled in large part by Illinois Safety & Justice, which was funded with $408,000 from Democratic mega-donor George Soros, part of an effort in at least 20 jurisdictions to elect progressive and minority prosecutors following the 2014 Ferguson shooting,” The Washington Times reported.
As Chicago’s police union stated on Facebook “Foxx’s election was part of a national campaign by the radical left to impose their people in key prosecutor spots, a move to fight the system from within.”
It’s scary stuff, folks.