Thu Feb 13, 2020, 11:52 PM

Bernie Sanders Endorses Kim Foxx despite Smollett Baggage
Senator Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) released a slew of endorsements for state attorneys on Thursday, including one for Kim Foxx, the Cook County state’s attorney who was investigated for her decision to drop charges against former Empire actor Jussie Smollett.

“I am honored today to have the endorsement of Senator Sanders,” Foxx told Politico. “When I first ran four years ago on a platform that included a holistic approach to criminal justice reform, it was different than what previous prosecutors had ever attempted. Since in office, we’ve implemented bond and cannabis reform, we’re leading the country in vacating wrongful convictions and funneling more resources toward violent crimes to keep communities safe.”

Foxx admitted in announcing her reelection campaign in November that she “didn’t handle” the Smollett case well. “I’m making changes in my office to make sure we do better,” she said. “That’s what reform is about.”

Foxx was slammed for her decision last March to drop all charges against Smollett, after he was indicted by a grand jury for allegedly staging a hate crime against himself by hiring two associates to attack him last January.

“This case was handled markedly different from any other case at 26th Street. No one knows why, and more importantly, no one can explain why our boss, the head prosecutor of all of Cook County, has decided to so demean and debase both our hard work, and our already tenuous relationship with the Chicago Police Department,” an anonymous prosecutor in Foxx’s office wrote after the announcement.
Corruption endorses corruption. this is another campaign ad against Bernie.

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Response to Da Mannn (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 12:08 AM

1. Clever of Bernie to do this to try to get some black votes

He knows none of the other Dem candidates can dis him for this because then he can slam back at them with the race and misogyny cards.

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Response to foia (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 03:18 AM

2. Really? the black who I call friends talked more trash about this faker than anyone else.

They saw a gay man who is making the big bucks on TV getting special treatment for no reason.

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Response to oldenuff35 (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 10:29 AM

3. He endorsed Foxx, not Smollett

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