Showing posts with label Incompetence. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Incompetence. Show all posts

Monday, September 16, 2019

Perhaps it is Trump who is wary of working with Foxx!

Kim Foxx interested, wary of working with Trump White House on criminal justice reform
I caught up with Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx on Sunday, the day after she reconnected with a mentor, Democratic presidential hopeful Kamala Harris, at a Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference gala.

By Lynn Sweet Sep 15, 2019, 7:41pm CDT
Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx. Tom Schuba / Sun-Times

WASHINGTON — I caught up with Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx on Sunday, the day after she reconnected with a mentor, Democratic presidential hopeful Kamala Harris, at a Congressional

Monday, September 2, 2019

Just what the USA needs, a president without civility

Beto O’Rourke on mass shootings: ‘Yes, this is f—ed up’

Death toll rises to 7 in Midland-Odessa shooting in West Texas

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Foxx plans to wait out Dan Webb by busying herself with silly shit.

Suffering from misplaced priority syndrome, Foxx unveils plan to erase ‘tens of thousands’ of pot convictions in Cook County

the model of incompetent and inefficient government

“When it was time to, in essence, flip the switch, we didn’t want to be like other jurisdictions who were months and years out, trying to figure out how to provide relief,” said Foxx.

One would hope that Kim Foxx would put as much time into trying to avert the killing of 6 or 7 people this coming weekend. What about the shooting of 30 or 40 people this coming weekend? Does she even give it a thought? 

By Tom Schuba  Updated Aug 27, 2019, 10:28am CDT

 Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx announces her pot expungement plan Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019.

Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx announced plans Tuesday to team with a San Francisco-based

Friday, August 16, 2019

Democrats slate Kim Foxx for States Attorney

the best they can find, despite the high probability she will be under indictment by election day



We have one of these in Chicago!

Philadelphia DA Larry Krasner is the most dangerous man in America

A district attorney is supposed to enforce the law and put criminals behind bars to protect law-abiding citizens of a city.  It's a pretty straight forward job description.  But, Philadelphia DA Larry Krasner

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

It's a damn shame

Dorothy Brown won’t seek reelection

Brown, clerk of the Cook County Circuit Court, said her decision to bow out of the 2020 race has nothing to do with a growing field of challengers or a federal investigation of alleged job and promotion selling in her office.

By Fran Spielman and Rachel Hinton Aug 14, 2019, 10:22am CDT

Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown Sun-Times file photo

Dorothy Brown, the longtime clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County, has decided not to seek reelection next year as she continues to be dogged by controversy and a growing number of challengers.

Brown’s decision not to run closes an almost 20-year chapter for the clerk who assumed office in December 2000.

Brown, 65, said Wednesday her decision to serve out her current term and retire from politics at the end

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Biden is going to talk about his son next

3:20 p.m.
Former Vice President Joe Biden says President Donald Trump is “fueling a literal carnage” in America with his incendiary rhetoric and racist attacks.
The Democratic presidential front-runner says in Iowa that Trump is incapable of offering the moral leadership that has defined the presidency over the course of history.
He says voters “cannot let this man be re-elected president of the United States of America.”
Biden’s remarks come as Trump visits Texas and Ohio in the wake of two mass killings over the weekend. Biden says Trump’s “low energy” repudiation of the white supremacy connected to the El Paso massacre is not credible given the president’s attacks on immigrants and people of color.

Joe Biden’s second son, received millions of dollars from Ukrainian energy company Burisma Holdings while his father directed $1.8 billion in aid money to Ukraine as vice president during the Obama administration.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Who is "our people"

would be president, absolutely full of shit

Andrew Jing Gang Yang on climate change: 'We need to start moving our people to higher ground'

Will say anything in order to get your attention!

Will go so far as to try to scare people. 

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Curious that the Cook County State's Attorney didn't object to any of this.

hears no evil, sees no evil

has no opinion about the Arroyo ticket case either

Former judge: Jussie Smollett lawyers not licensed to practice in Illinois
Retired judge Sheila O’Brien, who successfully petitioned to have a special prosecutor appointed to investigate the “Empire” actor, said Smollett’s lawyers can’t challenge judge’s ruling in the case.

By Andy Grimm@agrimm34 Jul 24, 2019, 9:45pm CDT
Flanked by his lawyer, Tina Glandian, right, “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett leaves the Leighton Criminal Court Building in Chicago after a March hearing at which prosecutors dropped charges against the actor. Ashlee Rezin/Sun-Times
Lawyers for former “Empire” star Jussie Smollett can’t challenge a judge’s decision to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the actor, because they aren’t licensed to practice law in Illinois, according to

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

What does the County Board know?

No one on County Board sharing Arroyo’s view of inspector general
The Sun-Times found no groundswell of discontent with the inspector general on the 19-member County Board. Commissioner Sean Morrison, R-Palos Park, said he has “zero problems” with Patrick Blanchard and suggested the problem was with Arroyo’s intervention in his friend’s parking ticket situation.

By Rachel Hinton Jul 24, 2019, 5:00pm CDT

Cook County Commissioner Luis Arroyo Jr., left, in 2013; Cook County Inspector General Patrick Blanchard in 2012. Chicago Sun-Times file photos.

Days after Cook County Commissioner Luis Arroyo Jr. said he and other members of the County Board were concerned about Inspector General Patrick Blanchard’s fitness for the position, no commissioners were willing to publicly share such reservations.

Eleven commissioners polled by the Chicago Sun-Times on Tuesday and Wednesday about Blanchard gave varying responses from full-throated support for the watchdog to avoiding commenting on the matter.

“I’m not concerned at all — I voted to confirm him,” veteran Commissioner Larry Suffredin, D-Evanston, said. “I think that there is no showing of bias on his part, and I would expect that there are

Monday, July 22, 2019

Special Prosecutor Time

micro managed the states attorneys office?

needed to be managed?

what did they do? when did they do it?
what will their underlings say?

Search for Jussie Smollett special prosecutor narrows

Judge Michael Toomin has at least a few state’s attorneys willing to investigate ‘Empire’ actor and Kim Foxx.

The investigation will be as easy as follow the text messages. The suspects were arrogant idiots.

By Andy Grimm@agrimm34 Jul 21, 2019, 4:20pm CDT
Judge Michael Toomin apparently is still looking for someone to step up as special prosecutor and review the case against “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett, shown here posing for a selfie with a fan as he left the Leighton Criminal Court Building in Chicago. Ashlee Rezin/Sun-Times

A Cook County judge is narrowing his search for a special prosecutor to investigate how State’s Attorney Kim Foxx’s office handled the controversial decision to dismiss felony charges against “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett.

Nearly a month after Judge Michael Toomin announced he would appoint a prosecutor to review the case — which could lead to Smollett being recharged — Toomin appears already to have ruled out

Saturday, July 6, 2019

There is something about tough guys

Joe Biden let slip that his campaign was collecting dirt on his rivals for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.

“I mean, I get all this information about other people’s pasts, and what they’ve done and not done. And you know, I’m just not going to go there. If we keep doing that — I mean, we should be debating what we do from here," Biden told CNN in a Friday interview, referring to the crowded field of two dozen White House hopefuls.

In May, Biden, 76, promised not to attack his rivals, saying: “I will not speak ill of any of the Democratic candidates, I will not do it."

Chief Political Correspondent Byron York on the expanded Washington Examiner magazine
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Although Biden said he wouldn't use the opposition research, he made the comments while being grilled on the scrutiny his past approach to race issues is receiving.

Sen. Kamala Harris of California last week ripped Biden during the opening Democratic National Committee debate in Miami for his opposition to federally mandated busing in the 1970s, a policy aimed at encouraging educational integration. She also took him to task for his remarks about working with known segregationists in the Senate at the same time.

Should Biden use the information, the change in strategy would mark a pivot from his attempt to craft an affable "Uncle Joe" persona and an abandonment of his promise to stay positive.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Legit people reacting to incompetence and bias

doubtful she will run for re-election
Chicago Police union: Cops have ‘deep mistrust’ for State’s Attorney Kim Foxx
The Fraternal Order of Police wants a special prosecutor to replace Foxx’s office in any case where a police officer is a victim of a crime.

Fraternal Order of Police President Kevin Graham speaking to reporters at a protest outside State’s Attorney Kim Foxx’s downtown office on April 1. The union on Monday sent a letter to Foxx calling for special prosecutors to replace Foxx’s office in any case where officers are victims of crimes or are accused of misconduct. Sun-Times file photo

The union representing Chicago police officers wants a special prosecutor to replace Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx in any case where a cop is the victim of a crime or has been accused of misconduct.

Citing a “deep mistrust” of Foxx’s office in a letter dated Monday, the Fraternal Order of Police leaders

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Big Deal

Toni Preckwinkle reverses decision to retire — aide says she will seek fourth term in 2022
Toni the Taxer, Best Friend and Sponsor of Kim Foxx

“Yes, she’s running again,” Scott Kastrup, Preckwinkle’s political director, said at a fundraiser at the Chicago Cultural Center. “We’re pleased to be doing this [fundraiser] again, and she’s definitely running for re-election for the County Board.”

By Rachel Hinton Jun 25, 2019, 6:02pm CDT

Toni Preckwinkle’s re-election buttons at her fundraiser Tuesday at the Chicago Cultural Center. Rachel Hinton/Sun-Times

It looks like Toni Preckwinkle isn’t ready to ride off into the sunset after all.

Nearly three months after a blowout loss to Lori Lightfoot in the April mayoral election, Preckwinkle on Tuesday kicked wide open the door to seeking another term as Cook County Board president.

“Yes, she’s running again,” Scott Kastrup, Preckwinkle’s political director, said at a fundraiser held at the Chicago Cultural Center. “We’re pleased to be doing this [fundraiser] again, and she’s definitely running for re-election for the County Board.”

Tuesday’s event left little doubt that that was the plan.

A jazz band played tunes such as Dave Brubeck’s classic “Take Five” as supporters filed into the room. At the sign-in tables, donors were encouraged to take buttons emblazoned with Preckwinkle’s face.

The messaging was simple: Re-elect Toni Preckwinkle President of Cook County Board.”

Preckwinkle worked the room, hugging and shaking hands with politicians, county employees and others. The crowd included Ald. Pat Dowell (3rd), County Commissioner John Daley, state Sen. Robert Peters, D-Chicago, State's Attorney Kim Foxx, and Ald. Patrick Daley Thompson (11th).

Back in 2018, Preckwinkle declared that her current term, which began last year, would be her last.

But since losing the April runoff, she has steadily backed away from that stance.
Mayoral candidate and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle in 2018. File Photo. Max Herman/For the Sun-Times

Just days after the mayoral race, Preckwinkle refused to say definitively that she still planned to step down after her current term ends in 2022.

“You know, I’m looking forward to the next four years,” Preckwinkle said when asked if this term would be her last. “We’ve got a lot on our plate, starting with, frankly, our work on the Census. Billions of dollars are at stake not just for us in the county but every taxing body within the county all the cities towns and villages all the school districts and not to mention our congressional delegation.”

“I’ve got a lot of work to do,” she repeated at the time when pressed on whether this would be her final term.

Preckwinkle touts Foxx, raps ‘unhappy camper’ in campaign — won’t discuss future
Preckwinkle staffer on why ‘everyone’ voted for Lightfoot—including the staffer
Fioretti faces ‘uphill battle,’ counts on pop tax fallout to defeat Preckwinkle
Toni Preckwinkle: From high school history teacher to political boss
Now it’s Madam Chairman: ‘Proud’ Democrat Preckwinkle makes party history

Monday, June 24, 2019

In over her head and believed her own BS

The tragedy of Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx

Foxx will probably be under indictment by the end of the year. The charges will be
  • Official Misconduct
  • Obstruction of Justice
The trial will be held downstate. If convicted, she will do time. 

this is what you get when the official is 100% political with no real-world experience of any type

"I will say to Ms. Preckwinkle who made Foxx, the people of Cook County expected and deserved more."

Foxx fallout: ‘Running with jackals?’

Judge Michael Toomin’s decision to appoint a special prosecutor could make Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx’s re-election bid a rocky one.

By Rachel Hinton Jun 23, 2019, 10:33am CDT

Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx, left; Actor Jussie Smollett, right. File Photos. Ashlee Rezin/Chicago Sun-Times; Paul Beaty/AP

The seemingly never-ending Jussie Smollett flap has provided plenty of issues for Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx but no real roadblocks in her path to re-election.

That could change.

The decision to appoint a special prosecutor to look into how Foxx’s office handled the case could make

Friday, June 21, 2019

There's going to be a reckoning!

Special prosecutor to probe handling of Jussie Smollett criminal case. 

At Issue: Was the Smollett dismissal fixed?

As Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx comes under increasing criticism, a former top aide contradicted Foxx’s most recent public statement on the case. The order also means Smollett could possibly be recharged in the case. 
Jussie Smollett speaks to reporters at the Leighton Criminal Court Building after prosecutors dropped all charges against him in March.
 Ashlee Rezin/Sun-Times
Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx’s decision to step aside from the Jussie Smollett case and handoff her duties to her top deputy landed her a stinging rebuke from a judge Friday, and a special prosecutor investigation. And a former top aide said the recusal decision was

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Cook County Democratic Party looking for candidates

odds are she won't take the hint

Pre-Slating will be held June 20-21 for countywide/statewide offices up for election in 2020. This is an opportunity to appear and present your credentials to the committeepeople of the party prior to slating in August. We encourage all potential candidates to participate in this process. Please contact us for information on what needs to be submitted prior to receiving a scheduled time to appear -- email or call (312) 263-0575.

Slating will be held August 15-16 for countywide/statewide offices up for election in 2020. This is where the party votes on candidates for endorsement. More information will be available as the dates get closer.

odds are she will be the nominee despite her record of incredible incompetence

odds are the State's Attorney race will be contested

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Who are the law firms and what are they billing for?

needs to answer some questions

  • why didn't the civil division of the Cook County State's Attorney's office handle these claims?
  • who are the law firms?
  • did any of the law firms or law firm employees or relatives of employees make political contributions to Foxx or Preckwinkle?
  • what is the hourly rate these lawyers are charging?
  • did they submit itemized billing? 
  • is the billing going to be released to the public?
  • what other legal business has been sub-contracted out? 

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Kim Foxx has been at it again

It looks like letting off Smollett and these accused carjackers was “fighting systemic racism”.

Chris Menahan MAY 29, 2019

This is Kim Foxx country!

From The Daily Mail, “Frail Chicago businessman, 76, charged with the SAME crime as Jussie Smollett was fined and now has a criminal record, while the disgraced actor who cost the city $130,000 by refusing to admit culpability had all charges dropped”:

A frail businessman was arrested and charged with the same crime as Jussie Smollett, and admitted his crimes straight away to save Chicago police an investigation, but now has a criminal record.

Robert Racky pleaded guilty to filing false police report last month, after calling the cops in August 2018 saying he been carjacked. In fact, he had been booted by the city for unpaid parking tickets.

The frail 76-year-old, who opened the first rooftop club outside the home of the Chicago Cubs in Wrigleyville in 1988, was thrown in jail for two days before a lawyer posted his bond.

He couldn’t afford to pay the bail himself because of a slew of financial problems and was suffering from crippling bronchitis at the time.

Racky admitted his crimes straight after he was arrested and saved the city a lengthy investigation, but was still dragged through the courts and will now likely end his life with a rap sheet.

It was his first offense. Now questions are being raised as to why Racky was subjected to different standards to Smollett.

This one is a real mystery!

Just a few weeks before Racky’s guilty plea, Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx dropped all charges against the Empire star after he allegedly staged a hate attack to try and get a raise on the show.

[…] Smollett has never apologized for his actions, has never been held accountable, and the investigation into his conduct cost Chicago police $130,000. He did two days of community service.

[…] Ever since, Foxx’s office has defended their decision to drop the charges against Smollett and insist they only focus on ‘violent crime’. She has also suggested race may be a factor in the criticism against her.

Foxx even said that Smollett’s deal is available to all defendants.

There was no violence involved in Racky’s arrest or conviction.

Incidentally, though Kim Foxx chose to prosecute Racky for filing a false police report about a carjacking which never happened, Foxx chose not to prosecute two teen suspects who were accused of taking part in a very real carjacking against a 71-year-old retired Chicago Police officer (a third suspect, pictured below, was shot and killed in the act).

It looks like letting off Smollett and these accused carjackers was “fighting systemic racism” while throwing the book at Racky is what they call “correcting historical injustices.”