Chaos Erupts in Chicago: Rev. Jesse Jackson’s Rally to Support Kim Foxx Is Met Head-On by Police Protest

WATCH: Chicago Police say Kim Foxx shows a desperate attempt to justify the actions of her office

Chicago Police came out in force today outside the office of Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx.

The Fraternal Order of Police, the police union, had organized a protest against Foxx calling for her to resign after the debacle of the dismissed charges in the case of Jussie Smollett.

But they aren’t only upset with her over the failure to prosecute the Smollett case, they are disturbed with her failure in general to, in their mind, properly prosecute a lot of cases.

But the police weren’t alone.

Leftist activists, including Rev. Jesse Jackson, came out to support Foxx.

Police and their supports chanted “Back the Blue” and “Foxx must go!”

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From Chicago Sun Times:

At Monday’s protest, Patrick Learnahan, a retired Chicago police officer, was one of many out supporting the police. He held a sign that read “Make Crook County Great Again — Put Kim Foxx in jail.” He’s hoping Foxx’s office reinstates the charges against Smollett and that the state’s attorney is suspended.

“If police don’t do their jobs they fire them, but [Foxx] didn’t do her job and nothing happens to her,” Learnahan said. ”

Peter Garza, a retired CPD detective, said: “Somebody needs to tell Kim Foxx she’s the prosecutor, not the public defender. You can’t have a prosecutor who has this mindset of a public defender.”

Foxx’s supporters on the other hand, like Ja’mal Green, painted the criticism as racist. Green claimed it was “an attack on all black elected officials throughout the state.” The former mayoral candidate said that they knew what this was really all about and “We don’t stand for it.”

Nubia Ptah is “Team Foxx” all the way, according to a sign she held at the Monday rally.

“This is an atrocity and it’s insidious that they would say she has to go — Kim Foxx is going nowhere but to work tomorrow,” Ptah said. “This is pretend outrage and manufactured anger.”

The Rev. Michael Pfleger, the pastor of St. Sabina Church, also rose to Foxx’s defense.

“Disagree with her, but take your damn hands off her! Change is going to come whether you want it or not,” Pfleger said.

“The attack on Kim Foxx isn’t about Jussie,” Pfleger said. “It’s an excuse to remove a strong black woman.”

In scathing statement, the Illinois Prosecutors Bar Association called out Foxx’s actions, saying she had “fundamentally misled the public” and acted improperly in multiple ways.

The FBI is reviewing the case and the allegations of Foxx and her office.


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