Cook Co (ECWd) –
For years I have pointed to the office of State’s Attorney as one of the biggest failures in Illinois as it relates to public corruption and selective prosecutions in Illinois. Time and time again we see county prosecutors selectively ignore prosecuting events which have all the indications worthy of prosecution due to the overwhelming evidence.
While the vast majority of citizens have little to no power to force accountability when crimes are ignored by prosecutors, we finally see at least one county prosecutor is being exposed for her malfeasance, but accountability for that malfeasance has not taken place yet. Based on the report, anything short of resignation is insufficient in our opinion.
The Cook County Court Judge Toomin appointed Dan Webb as Special Prosecutor.
The Appointment Order contained two directives:
to the Special Prosecutor: (1) “if reasonable grounds exist to further prosecute Jussie] Smollett, in the interest of justice, the special prosecutor may take such action as may be appropriate to effectuate that result” (“First Directive”); and (2) “to conduct an independent investigation of the actions of any person or office involved in all aspects of the case entitled the People of the State of Illinois v. Jussie Smollett, No. 19 CR 0310401,” and “in the event, the investigation establishes reasonable grounds to believe that any other criminal offenses were committed in the course of the Smollett matter to commence the Smollt matter, to commence the prosecution of any crime ss may be suspected (Second Directive).
The table of contents and its line-by-line extremely harsh criticisms of the Cook County Prosecutor’s Office leaves little to the imagination.
Will Cook County taxpayers ever see their prosecutor held accountable?
A copy of the report can be downloaded at this link or viewed below.smollett-report-on-foxx
mark misiorowskiPosted at 16:38h, 23 December
CindyPosted at 12:39h, 24 December
When do we go after Keneally?
Robert O. BoguePosted at 08:48h, 25 December
When you visit with discouraged law enforcement…… they will tell you,… justice can only happen when the prosecutor’s do their job.
When prosecutors don’t and when they discriminate based on skin color, wealth, for convenience or for any other prejudice…your City has growth in crime and in murder rates.
Chicago has one of the highest murder rates in the nation. Clearly Kim isn’t doing her job and has no intention of changing her ways. But there are many other examples of worthless prosecutors in Illinois.
Illinois law makers need to develop an alternative path for the prosecution of criminals when elected prosecutors are corrupt and just won’t do their job.
Cook County Judge Toomin did a great job, that of simply doing his job and earning is pay.
Gus MaroscherPosted at 14:32h, 26 December
Ms. Foxx is charged with upholding our laws not to join with and protect the criminals. But then adain such is SOP in Crook County.
EPPosted at 00:03h, 27 December
I’d be interested to know how long this individual has held her office. It would be no surprise if she was givien the post just in time to be held accountable for fifty years of malfeasance. Just saying.