Skip to comments.Downtown Chicago alderman breaks from Democrats to endorse Kim Foxx’s GOP opponent
Posted on 10/28/2020 5:40:32 AM PDT by PBRCat
Downtown Ald. Brendan Reilly, a critic of Cook County States Attorney Kim Foxx, bucked his fellow Democrats to endorse the Republican challenger in one of the most anticipated local races this November.
Reillys decision was announced by Patrick OBriens campaign, but earlier last week the 42nd Ward aldermans political committee gave $1,000 to the GOP challengers political war chest. Reilly also sent text messages and calls touting his endorsement to his wards residents.
Alderman Brendan Reilly 42nd Ward Chicago and his constituents know, firsthand, the consequences of Kim Foxxs failure to aggressively prosecute repeat gun offenders and violent criminals downtown, OBrien wrote.
This is no surprise to the campaign, Foxx spokeswoman Alex Sims wrote. I think its a shame that these Democrats are ignoring Pat OBriens 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.
Im very disappointed in the States Attorneys Office, wrote Reilly. Chicago neighborhoods are suffering from the Offices 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 Foxxs reelection, after the latest spurt of lootings. She warned prosecutors against letting suspects cycle through the system without consequences.
When there arent (consequences), you get what weve experienced for the past 4 years: lawlessness; more violence; more homicides; and more victims, Reilly said. Im a proud member of the Democratic Party, but this is the one race Ill be voting independent.
(Excerpt) Read more at chicagotribune.com ...
There. Fixed it.
Wait...wut?...SOME ONE in CHY town gets it philosophically.
Let me buy that person a beer...
BARR keeper...a couple of Coup D’ Etat
Put it on the PSYCHOPATH’S tab, Lori Lighthead...
Check out her FACE - words - deeds
(you can’t make this crap up)
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