Former Cook County Circuit Court judge Pat O’Brien: ‘Kim Foxx just does not want to prosecute cases and is doing the best she can not to’
Pat O’Brien, former Assistant Cook County state’s attorney and Cook County Circuit Court judge, joins Anna to talk about prosecutors citing “mutual combatants” for rejecting to charge multiple suspects in a shooting last week in Chicago. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3882160/3882160_2021-10-04-210000.64kmono.mp3
Officer Martin Preib explains why he feels Kim Foxx is the issue with crime in Chicago
Chicago Police Officer Martin Preib joined Bob Sirott to discuss some of the issues CPD officers face in Chicago from crime to community service. Officer Preib also explains why he believes why Cook County’s State’s Attorney Kim Foxx is responsible for many of the issues CPD officers face today. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3878560/Officer_Martin_Preib_092321_2021-09-23-133000.64kmono.mp3 Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx: No time for ‘blame game’
Few politicians in Chicago attract such levels of hatred and misogyny as does Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx. Foxx was elected in a direct response to the murder and coverup of Laquan McDonald. While the McDonald case was definitely the catalyst for the wave of protests that forced out Chicago Police Superintendent Gary McCarthy, Chief Administrator of the Independent Police Review Authority Scott Ando, and Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez this case was just one of hundreds that came before that under-served communities throughout Chicago were upset about. Of course, the white north side of Chicago was not so upset about the McDonald murder or the hundreds of other incidents of police brutality and police misconduct that people of color experienced through the years. This background is needed context to understand the disconnect between the policies and actions of Kim Foxx during her term as State's Attorney and the horrific response she gets online, especially on Twitter.While I usually leave what happens on Twitter out of our show and podcast I couldn't help but talk about a recent Twitter thread I was part of that focuses on Foxx and what can only be understood as bail reform even though the posters were not really clear about what they were mad about. To be clear to some degree, although minor, Foxx has brought this on herself by her conduct in the Jussie Smollett case. Leaving that aside the responses to this Twitter thread provide insight in to just how far down may people in Chicago fell down the Trumpian rabbit whole. Almost all the posters could careless about that the research shows about the policies Foxx has brought to the office. They know better than the data. They know better than anyone because they have common sense. So in today's show I discuss this Twitter thread on Foxx and her policies as well as what is behind all of these response.Video of today's show:
Kim Foxx on Biden's Anti-Crime Plan and Pursuing Reform in Chicago
Scott and Marisa talk to Kim Foxx, the State's Attorney for Cook County, Illinois about President Joe Biden's plan to push back against a national surge in violent crime. Foxx also discusses what's causing the increase in crime and reacts to criticism of progressive prosecutors, before sharing stories of her childhood and 8th grade election victory.
Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx on police accountability and prosecutorial misconduct
Righteous Convictions with Jason Flom
Kim Foxx has a backstory similar to those commonly lost to the churn of our criminal legal system in a town infamous for unequal justice. As Cook County State's Attorney, she seeks to both right the wrongs of the past, as well as focus on violent crime for a safer and more equitable present and future in Chicago. https://www.cookcountystatesattorney.org/ Righteous Convictions with Jason Flom is a production of Lava for Good Podcasts in association with Signal Co No 1.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Tearing Down Barriers: A Conversation with Kim Foxx
Conversations with Chanda
Kim Foxx made history when she was elected to be the first African American woman to lead the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office in Illinois. Chanda connected with Kim to talk about how her upbringing informs her leadership, the struggles of representing institutions, and the support systems that keep her grounded.
Everyday Injustice Podcast Episode 98: County County Prosecutor Kim Foxx
Kim Foxx is trying to reform one of the most notorious counties in the Country - see what she is doing about issues like wrongful convictions, police shootings and bail reform.Kim Foxx took over in the wake of the Laquan Macdonald killing and revelations in Chicago - a city that has had its share of scandals from the torture scandal and Lt. Jon Burge to the federal report on policing to one of the highest incidents of wrongful convictions in the country. Kim Foxx talks about policing in Chicago and her efforts at reforming the system.
In this episode, DA Boudin and Rachel explore the role of prosecutorial discretion in the criminal justice system with one of the most well known progressive prosecutors in the country: Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx. They discuss the power of the prosecutor to determine when to use their discretion to choose not to file charges, as well as when to decide to file charges. Drawing on specific examples, SA Foxx speaks candidly about her thinking around how to approach the immense power of prosecutors. She also explains why she decided to be the first prosecutor in the country to make felony case data available to the public and how that decision links to her role as a progressive prosecutor. SA Foxx talks about specific decisions she has made in exercising her discretion in high-profile cases and explains her thinking about how to prioritize limited resources to advance public safety. SA Foxx and DA Boudin also discuss their responses to the COVID-19 crisis and other ways in which prosecutorial discretion plays out in their work.
160 Kim Foxx, Cook County State's Attorney / Jon Hoadley for Congress MI-06
Indivisible Chicago Podcast
1. Public opinion can be static for years, and then something changes. That’s what happened with public opinion support for gay marriage—support was static for years, and then, one day, things changed. Similarly, over the past few weeks, public opinion for Black Lives Matter has shifted dramatically. Can we now imagine real change in race relations in America? 2. In 2016, Kim Foxx ran for State’s Attorney against an incumbent who had drawn criticism in the wake of the Laquan McDonald murder. This year, she won her bid for re-election after a bitter primary campaign. The Indivisible Chicago Alliance endorsed her in this race. And then came the pandemic, and then the George Floyd murder and subsequent outpouring of grief and rage. This week, the State’s Attorney joins the podcast to discuss the events of the past several weeks, as well as her record of criminal justice reform over the last four years. 3. Jon Hoadley is running for Congress in southwest Michigan, one of the campaigns Indivisible Chicago is supporting as part of our Three States, One Mission campaign. An openly gay candidate, this week, he returns to the podcast to discuss last week’s Supreme Court decision upholding the rights of LGBTQ employees. Learn more about his campaign at jonhoadley.com. Join the campaign’s Summer of Action kickoff on July 9 at https://bit.ly/3dlNt3J.
Best of Benny J: State's Attorney Kim Foxx (March 5th 2020)
The Ben Joravsky Show