Chicago Judge Slams Kim Foxx Over Smollett Debacle

  • 2019-04-26
  • Source: AAN
  • by: AAN Staff
Candace Clark, a 21-year-old African American says she's the victim of a double standard in Chicago prosecutor Kim Foxx's office. 

Foxx pursued a felony count against Clark, who works at Home Depot, for making a false police report.

Judge Marc Martin called the prosecutors out for their glaring hypocrisy.

The Daily Caller reports:

According to a transcript obtained by FOX 32, Judge Martin stated, “I’d like to know why Ms. Clark is being treated differently than Jussie Smollett. It’s a disorderly conduct case. A lot less egregious than Mr. Smollett’s case. I have a problem with it.”

Clark, 21, was accused of giving an acquaintance access to her bank account and then reported that money stolen, which she denies. Prosecutors are looking for her to make full restitution and serve deferred prosecution, something Smollett was not forced to do.

“Ms. Clark is not a movie star, she doesn’t have a high-priced lawyer,” Judge Martin continued. “And this smells big time. Your office created this mess. There’s no publicity on this case. Press gets ahold of this; it’ll be the newspaper.”

Smollett alleged that two supporters of President Donald Trump assaulted him and poured a bleach-like substance on him while shouting racist and homophobic slurs back in January. 

The Cook County Attorney's office abruptly dropped all 16 felony charges against Smollett in "a sickening abuse of prosecutorial discretion."
 Source: AAN
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