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One of Chicago’s top prosecutors, Kim Foxx, is now under fire after refusing to press charges against a group of gunman who opened fire at a house containing rival gang members using the argument that the two parties were “mutual combatants.”

As Fox News reports:


Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is lashing out at Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx for citing “mutual combatants” in her decision not to press charges against those arrested in a deadly daylight neighborhood shootout caught on camera last week between rival gang members.

“She’s got to explain to the public, why? Given that evidence, a pod camera right there that captured the entire thing and police officers on the scene in uniform, and a squad car there, why that isn’t enough?” Lightfoot said at a press conference Monday. “If the bad guys that are out there that are picking up guns and shooting without any regard for the sanctity of life, do not believe that there’s accountability for them, the brazenness will not end. It will escalate, it will continue and our communities will not be safe.”

One person was killed and five others were taken into custody and later released in connection to the shootout that happened in the Austin neighborhood Friday on the city’s West Side. Three gang members began shooting into a single-family home in broad daylight in an effort to draw out members of an opposing gang faction. Three individuals inside returned fire, killing one of the offenders outside.

More than 70 rounds of shells were recovered from the shooting captured by a city camera, and a set of uniformed officers in a marked squad car were also on the scene within a short period of time and witnessed the activity, Lightfoot, as well as five alderman, in a letter obtained by Fox 32, implored Foxx to reconsider felony charges, like attempted murder, at least against the two surviving initial aggressors.
Foxx hit back against the mayor in a statement released on Monday in which she warned against the dangers of trying criminal cases in the media.



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Alfie
Alfie
10 months ago

Mass shootings by race in 2016: Black; 128 – 71.5%. Latino; 19 – 10.6%. Black/Latino; 13 – 7.3%. White (non-muslim); 8 – 4.5%. Asian; 3 – 1.7%. muslims extraction; 1-0.6%. Unknown; 7 – 3.9%. Source: Gun Violence Archive. org Gun Violence Archive uses the FBI derived definition: Four or more shot and/or killed in a single event, at the same general time and location, not including the shooter.

vladimir
vladimir
10 months ago
Reply to  Alfie

100% globalist puppet, libby snow flake sheep, globalists always hire their libby snow flake sheep to commit their mass shootings to attempt to take all our legal guns .

Jawad
Jawad
9 months ago
Reply to  Alfie

And what about CATHOLICS? C’mon Alfie! You’re slipping!

Dan Tyree
Dan Tyree
10 months ago

Perhaps they couldn’t determine who was acting in self defense and who wasn’t. But the gun slingers should be vetted to see if they are legally allowed to possess guns

vladimir
vladimir
10 months ago
Reply to  Dan Tyree

libby snow flake sheep are criminals just like their globalists and their demonrats and can not own legal guns so they burglarize houses and gun stores and get their 100 babies mommas to purchase guns in their name . . . . .

vladimir
vladimir
10 months ago

All the libby snow flake criminals in demonrat run/ruined chitcago are probably all related to globalist puppet foxx. . . . .

Michael Wisley
Michael Wisley
10 months ago
Reply to  vladimir

The only important thing is black matter