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Downtown Chicago alderman breaks from Democrats to endorse Kim Foxx’s GOP opponent
The Chicago Tribube ^ | October 28, 2020 | Alice Yin

Posted on 10/28/2020 5:40:32 AM PDT by PBRCat

Downtown Ald. Brendan Reilly, a critic of Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx, bucked his fellow Democrats to endorse the Republican challenger in one of the most anticipated local races this November.

Reilly’s decision was announced by Patrick O’Brien’s campaign, but earlier last week the 42nd Ward alderman’s political committee gave $1,000 to the GOP challenger’s political war chest. Reilly also sent text messages and calls touting his endorsement to his ward’s residents.

“Alderman Brendan Reilly 42nd Ward Chicago and his constituents know, firsthand, the consequences of Kim Foxx’s failure to aggressively prosecute repeat gun offenders and violent criminals downtown,” O’Brien wrote.

“This is no surprise to the campaign,” Foxx spokeswoman Alex Sims wrote. “I think it’s a shame that these ‘Democrats’ are ignoring Pat O’Brien’s ‘Trump-like’ law and order vision and his abysmal history of wrongful convictions.”

Reilly oversees some of the swankiest chunks of the city that over the summer faced looters striking commercial corridors and prompting business owners to board up windows. He has blamed the chaos on Foxx for what he describes as a “revolving door” approach to prosecuting crime.

“I’m very disappointed in the State’s Attorney’s Office,” wrote Reilly. “Chicago neighborhoods are suffering from the Office’s failure to aggressively prosecute gun crime and repeat violent offenders. The Police are arresting the same people for the same crimes, over and over.”

That same criticism was implied by Mayor Lori Lightfoot, who has endorsed Foxx’s reelection, after the latest spurt of lootings. She warned prosecutors against letting suspects cycle through the system without consequences.

“When there aren’t (consequences), you get what we’ve experienced for the past 4 years: lawlessness; more violence; more homicides; and more victims,” Reilly said. “I’m a proud member of the Democratic Party, but this is the one race I’ll be voting independent.”

(Excerpt) Read more at chicagotribune.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Politics/Elections; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: chicago; crime; foxx; obrien
Breaks developing within in the Democratic ranks over Foxx's abysmal record.
1 posted on 10/28/2020 5:40:32 AM PDT by PBRCat
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To: PBRCat
She warned prosecutors against letting suspects cycle through the system without consequences. until the election is over.

There. Fixed it.

2 posted on 10/28/2020 5:45:56 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (The politicized state destroys aspects of civil society, human kindness and private charity.)
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To: PBRCat

Wait...wut?...SOME ONE in CHY town gets it philosophically.

Let me buy that person a beer...

https://revbrew.com/age

BARR keeper...a couple of Coup D’ Etat

https://revbrew.com/beer#deep-wood-series

Put it on the PSYCHOPATH’S tab, Lori Lighthead...

https://duckduckgo.com/?q=lori+lightfoot&t=osx&iax=images&ia=images

Check out her FACE - words - deeds

(you can’t make this crap up)


3 posted on 10/28/2020 5:52:59 AM PDT by PGalt (Past Peak Civilization?)
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To: All

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRMf3wKBCPo

2020 See


4 posted on 10/28/2020 5:59:02 AM PDT by PGalt (Past Peak Civilization?)
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