Updated: Apr 18, 2019
The pay to play mentality inside Foxx's office should force her to resign
Kim Foxx is not ready for primetime. She is an ineffective and inefficient leader and should resign due to incompetence.
Kim Foxx promised Chicago that she was going to clean up the States Attorneys Office. She was going to be the agent of change that Chicagoans were looking for. Thus far, she has been woefully inept at changing the climate and culture inside her elected office. This lack of leadership has been on full display since Jussie Smollett had the 16 charges against him dropped on March 28th, 2019.
The States Attorneys Office has a systemic problem. The pay to play mentality is deeply troubling for Chicagoans, who demand justice for wasting taxpayer dollars and lying to police and FBI officials while making Chicago look even worse than it looks already.
“There are people who are saying lately that the office caters to the rich and the powerful, and to people with clout,” Tepfer said.
If the rich and powerful are controlling who gets charged and whose charges are dropped, then the system is inherently unfair and needs an inspector or watchdog group assigned to make sure that this type of activity does not continue.
Kim Foxx needs to take responsibility for activities in her office. If she states that she didn't know what was going on, or if she says that she wasn't involved in the decision, then she is an ineffective leader. Chicago needs a States Attorney who has high moral character and one who is an effective and efficient administrator. Anything less than this is a disservice to Chicago. Foxx needs to step down for the good of Chicago. She needs to step down to restore faith in the States Attorney's office that she currently leads.