“Do you consider him guilty?” State’s Attorney Kim Foxx is questioned by ABC 7 Chicago on why the charges were dropped against Jussie Smollett. She hesitates to answer. It was revealed through a FOIA that she privately communicated w/his friend & family. pic.twitter.com/VfeJPHazqQ
— Andy Ngo (@MrAndyNgo) March 28, 2019
Video with Kim Fox on Jussie Smollett, basically saying that evidence was enough that he could have been found guilty, but she chose an alternative method. How is it in her their power to decide that? He committed several crimes. Remember yesterday there was posted an internal email for them asking for examples of when this had been done before to make it seem like this is normal, it isn’t.
Internal emailing circulated throughout the State’s Attorneys office today.
Office looking for examples of other cases where charges have been dropped.
One day after charges were droped on Jussie Smollett. pic.twitter.com/5qrzYcw8N7
— Charlie De Mar (@CharlieDeMar) March 27, 2019
Why is this ok:
“A prosecutor doesn’t have to give an explanation. That’s part of their discretion. They can decide to charge, drop charges. And they never really have to give a reason,” Gershman said. “But when prosecutors make decisions like this, I think the public demands a clear, fuller explanation.”
How much corruption could be done with leeway like this?