- Previously, Chicago State’s Attorney Kim Foxx was reportedly facing pressure to push the issue on further prosecution for Jussie Smollett and his case. However, Foxx wrote an op-ed where she explained why she dropped the charges. Now, Foxx has doubled down on her decision and explained even further why her decision remains.

While at an event for Jesse Jackson, Foxx delivered a speech and said: “The efforts that I’ve had on criminal-justice reform, that were once celebrated by many in this county, are now being attacked because of one case and one celebrity.

She also said “have been asking myself for the last two weeks what is this really about. As someone who has lived in this city, who came up in the projects of this city to serve as the first African American woman in this role, it is disheartening to me … that when we get in these positions somehow the goalposts change. This is personal.”

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