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  • Republican Pat O’Brien outraising Democrat Kim Foxx in Cook County state’s attorney money battle

    10/17/2020 8:40:10 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 10 replies
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | October 17, 2020 | Rachel Hinton
    With less than three weeks until the final votes can be cast, Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx is heading into the home stretch of her re-election bid with the potential to be outspent nearly two-to-one by Republican rival Pat O’Brien. The Democratic incumbent reported having $202,290.45 left in her campaign coffers at the end of last month, and available filings show only $14,300 raised since then, giving her roughly $216,590.45 to spend. “Cook County residents have seen firsthand how Kim Foxx has failed to protect our families, victims of crime, and neighborhoods,” O’Brien said in a statement. “I look...
  • Cook County Democrats’ move against Judge Michael Toomin looks like pure retaliation

    09/17/2020 1:48:30 PM PDT · by PBRCat · 8 replies
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | September 16, 2020 | Editorial Board
    Vote to keep Judge Michael Toomin on the bench. Don’t let the Democratic Party, which has happily endorsed a parade of slugs for judicial retention for decades, succeed in dumping one of the more independent and capable judges. Don’t let the party bosses win. With all its vindictiveness and corruption, the party’s decision to dump Toomin looks like nothing more than retaliation. The judge crossed the party bosses once too often. Toomin infuriated the old guard when he appointed a special prosecutor to investigate a possible cover-up of an assault by a nephew of former Mayor Daley. The assault led...
  • Boss Preckwinkle and Braveheart Evans muscle a judge to protect Kim Foxx

    09/16/2020 8:22:22 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 4 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | September 16, 2020 | John Kass
    Foxx and friends — including her patron, Cook County Democratic boss Toni Preckwinkle and Cook County Chief Judge Tim Evans — act as if they’re untouchable. Preckwinkle is so confident as party boss that she spearheaded a nonendorsement of respected Judge Michael Toomin in the election because he dared order a special prosecutor in Foxx’s Jussie Smollett alleged fake hate crime fiasco. Preckwinkle hopes voters won’t connect the dots. “It’s outrageous what’s being done to Judge Toomin,” retired Judge Sheila O’Brien, who pushed for a special prosecutor in the Smollett case, told me. “Preckwinkle should be ashamed. This is a...
  • Judge who appointed special prosecutor in Jussie Smollett case loses Cook County Democrats’ backing; he calls it ‘retaliation’ while party says it’s based on his record

    09/15/2020 8:25:32 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 9 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | September 15, 2020 | Alice Yin, et al.
    Judge Michael Toomin appointed a special prosecutor to look at how Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx and her office handled the controversial Jussie Smollett case. On Monday, the Cook County Democratic Party, chaired by Foxx ally Toni Preckwinkle, took the rare step of voting not to endorse Toomin for retention. The move set off a political firestorm. Toomin called it “retaliation.” Mayor Lori Lightfoot said it looked like payback. Democratic leaders who dumped Toomin pointed to what they said was his outdated approach to juvenile justice as they declared it was time for him to retire. Adding intrigue to...
  • Kim Foxx. I will be your champion. I will take your case. Bless you.

    08/20/2020 4:41:25 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 17 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | August 20, 2020 | John Kass
    Foxx, the Cook County state’s attorney, has been publicly called out as a liar for her handling of that disastrous Jussie Smollett fake hate crime case. She bent backward for the celebrity entertainer, and she accepted phone calls from people with Obama White House clout. Then she tried to make the case go away. Now she’s been called out as a liar by liberal pundits, distinguished editorial boards and even by other lawyers. Foxx made up nonsense about why she was dropping charges against Smollett, after she indicted him on 16 counts of faking a hate crime that he blamed...
  • If Foxx Lied To Public She Represents, Take Away Her Law License

    08/19/2020 5:15:00 PM PDT · by PBRCat · 19 replies
    The Chicago Patch ^ | August 17, 2020 | Mark Konkol
    In bungling People vs. Jussie Smollett, Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx lied to her clients — the public, special prosecutor Dan Webb said. If you live in Cook County, that client is you. Foxx is betting you can't do anything about it. With 38 days before voter start to cast ballots to decide the fate of her re-election bid, Foxx issued a public statement, tweeted her political spin and vanished to avoid questioning. Foxx conveniently glossed over the report allegations that Foxx made a handful of false statements to the public after her office dropped 16 felony charges alleging...
  • Kim Foxx must explain her handling of the Jussie Smollett case

    08/19/2020 9:10:05 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 50 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | August 19, 2020 | Eric Zorn
    Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx blew yet another chance to put the Jussie Smollett controversy behind her when she issued a defiant, tone-deaf response to special prosecutor Dan Webb’s summary of his investigation. Webb’s summary was damning and devastating. It accused Foxx’s office of “substantial abuses of discretion and operational failures” and of “making false and/or misleading statements to the public” in overseeing the strange, high-profile case of a Hollywood celebrity who allegedly faked a hate crime attack against himself here in 2019. But rather than issue a long overdue apology or explanation, Foxx responded defensively yet again, denying...
  • Republican: O’Brien has ‘really decent chance’ to oust Foxx in November

    08/18/2020 6:41:53 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 10 replies
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | August 18, 2020 | Rachel Hinton
    It’s been more than a quarter of a century since a Republican has been elected to Cook County’s top prosecutor’s seat, but former Circuit Court Judge Pat O’Brien said Thursday that he intends to be the next one. After cruising through the GOP primary Tuesday, O’Brien outlined his plans to beat incumbent Democrat Kim Foxx in a live-streamed news conference, thanking his family, friends and “everyone who voted against Kim Foxx.” “We really have to clean up the mess that she’s made,” O’Brien said, not even a minute into his remarks. “I think we have to restore justice to the...
  • Kim Foxx has re-election running mate — Jussie Smollett

    08/18/2020 6:34:16 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 6 replies
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | August 18, 2020 | Rachel Hinton
    Cook County Republicans might have just been handed their best shot at recapturing an office they have not held since Bill Clinton was president. Special Prosecutor Dan Webb’s finding of “substantial abuses of discretion” in the Cook County state’s attorney’s office’s handling of the Jussie Smollett case virtually ensures that Democratic incumbent Kim Foxx will still be answering questions about the matter right up until the November election. “Aside from him coming out with an actual criminal charge against her, it’s about as devastating a report as a sitting state’s attorney can have leveled against them,” Cook County Republican Chairman...
  • Editorial: Kim Foxx’s manipulations in Jussie Smollett case. Why? We still don’t know.

    08/18/2020 6:25:42 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 24 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | August 18, 2020 | Editorial Board
    We don’t know why Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx went to bat for actor Jussie Smollett. With Monday’s release of a damning statement from special prosecutor Dan Webb, we have an independent review examining how Foxx blew this case: She cut a deal for a celebrity defendant and misled the public numerous times about her actions. Worse, she made a mockery of a prosecutor’s supposedly equitable treatment of all defendants. Webb cleared Foxx and her office of potential criminal conduct and found no sign that anyone tried to improperly influence Foxx. Good news, we guess, for Foxx’s reelection. Otherwise,...
  • Special Prosecutor: Kim Foxx’s Office Committed ‘Substantial Abuses of Discretion’ in Jussie Smollett Case

    08/17/2020 5:04:37 PM PDT · by PBRCat · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 17, 2020 | Warner Todd Huston
    The special prosecutor investigating how Chicago prosecutor Kim Foxx carried out the Jussie Smollett hoax investigation has found “substantial abuses of discretion” in Foxx’s actions. The former Empire star claimed that he was attacked by MAGA hat-wearing racists who beat him and poured bleach on him in downtown Chicago in the dead of night during below zero weather. But a police investigation claimed that Smollett invented the attack. Smollett was arrested and charged with the fraud. But Prosecutor Kim Foxx dismissed the case and released Smollett, dropping the charges. Foxx’s rush to release Smollett sparked an investigation, led by Dan...
  • Special prosecutor in Jussie Smollett investigation finds Kim Foxx's office mishandled case

    08/17/2020 11:09:32 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 17, 2020 | Stephanie Pangones
    In a statement on the conclusions of his investigation, special prosecutor Dan Webb sharply criticized the handling of the Smollett case by Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx and her assistant prosecutors, saying their handling was marked by disarray and misleading statements. Foxx’s office surprised and angered many in Chicago by dropping charges that accused the former “Empire” actor of staging an alleged racist and homophobic attack against himself. Smollett is still adamant that the attack was real and wasn’t a publicity hoax. Webb’s findings announced Monday came after charges were restored against Smollett by the same special prosecutor in...
  • Coulter: Never forget: Kamala fell for the most preposterous racist hoax in recent memory. (Smollett)

    08/11/2020 3:43:53 PM PDT · by rintintin · 25 replies
    Coulter Twitter ^ | Aug 11 2020 | Ann Coulter
    Never forget: Kamala fell for the most preposterous racist hoax in recent memory. "An attempted modern day lynching!"

    07/20/2020 8:18:40 AM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 7 replies
    Second City Cop blog ^ | 07/20/20 | Second City Cop
    Remember, this is what Groot is supporting. And Prickwrinkle. And at least four alder-assholes. UPDATE: Supposedly, her GoFundMe page - which had raised over $80 grand - has been suspended after more video surfaced of her bragging, "The cops ain't done nuthin but make me rich!" which would make all of her posturing a fraud. Which would make anyone intelligent wonder if there are any "before/after" pictures of her missing some chompers. Expect a lock down of her social media accounts shortly by her liars lawyers.
  • BLM Activist Attending Texas A&M Fakes Hate Crime–Refuses To Cooperate With Police

    07/16/2020 9:49:03 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 46 replies
    The Lid ^ | Jul 14, 2020 | by Wes Walker
    Nothing damages real claims of racism more than fake claims of racism. How many of these fake hate crimes have there been now? It’s impossible to keep up. From ‘poop swastikas,’ to the pull rope on a garage door, to bogus hijab-pullers, to Jussie Smollett, and so many others there has been a parade of people with their noses out of joint because ‘America is Racist’ who — on closer inspection — weren’t the victims of anything more than their own myopic need for attention and outrage. And it’s looking like we’ve got another such case at A&M. It started...
  • Still no word on Kim Foxx’s handling of the Jussie Smollett case

    07/16/2020 7:05:38 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 15 replies
    The Chicago Tribunne ^ | July 16, 2020 | John Kass
    It’s been almost a year since Dan Webb was named special prosecutor to investigate Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx’s epic bungling of the Jussie Smollett hate crime hoax case. In just a few weeks, on Sept. 24, early voting begins. There is a choice between incumbent Foxx, the Democrat protege of Toni Preckwinkle, the Cook County Democratic boss and president of the County Board, and Patrick O’Brien, a longtime criminal prosecutor and former judge. Voters are waiting for Webb’s report and answers to a series of troubling questions: Did Foxx give Smollett — the Hollywood actor and Obama White...
  • Police Say Texas A&M Student Who Found Racist Notes On His Car Put Them There

    07/10/2020 3:02:08 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 70 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | 07/10 | Maria Copeland
    A tudent at Texas A&M University who reported that racist notes had been left on his car windshield is responsible for the act, police say. KBTX-TV reported that in June, Texas A&M senior Isaih Martin alerted the university police when he allegedly discovered handwritten messages reading “All lives matter” and “You don’t belong here,” along with a third listing the N-word, on his vehicle, which he had parked at an apartment complex on the school’s property. Martin posted a photo of the notes to a Twitter account that has since been made private. According to KBTX, the university responded to...
  • Two brothers 'paid' by Jussie Smollett to 'carry out homophobic attack' new REFUSE to testify against him because they say the cops are still treating them like suspects

    06/24/2020 11:26:28 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 28 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 25 2020 | LEAH SIMPSON
    Two brothers who cops allege Jussie Smollett paid to carry out a staged hate crime against him, are now refusing to cooperate with the case because they're being treated like suspects. The Chicago Police Department claims Ola and Abel Osundario were paid $3,500 to jump the Empire actor last January before he claimed he was victim of a homophobic attack. The acting brothers agreed to help police in the case against Smollett but now they have changed their minds because the police are withholding their belongings as part of evidence.
  • Brothers flip, agree to cooperate in Jussie Smollett case

    06/25/2020 5:13:59 PM PDT · by kevcol · 33 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 25, 2020 | Don Babwin
    CHICAGO — Two brothers who admitted helping actor Jussie Smollett stage a racist and homophobic attack in Chicago last year are again willing to help in the case after initially saying they were done cooperating with prosecutors, their attorney said Thursday. In yet another strange twist in a story that has been full of them, attorney Gloria Schmidt Rodriguez said in a statement that Abimbola (Abel) and Olabinjo (Ola) Osundairo changed their minds after a 9mm handgun that was seized during a search of their home last year was located after it went missing.
  • Bubba Wallace insists 'door-pull rope' found in his NASCAR garage WAS a 'straight-up noose' - after FBI finds no evidence of a hate crime and pictures show numerous stalls on Talladega track with identical door-pulls

    06/24/2020 9:57:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 57 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 24, 2020 | Tim Stickings, and Alex Raskin
    NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace has insisted that the rope knot found in his garage was a 'straight-up noose' and said he was 'p****d' with his critics - but accepts he 'wasn't targeted' after the FBI said there was no evidence of a hate crime. Wallace, the only black full-time driver on NASCAR's top circuit, told CNN he was 'mad because people are trying to test my character and integrity' after investigators said the 'noose' was a garage door handle which had been there since last October. Wallace told CNN's Don Lemon that 'from the evidence that we have, that I...