DAILYKENN.com -- State Attorney Kim Foxx is taking heat from a Cook County (Chicago) judge after Foxx prosecuted a woman for filing a false police report.
Foxx, you'll recall, was earlier criticized for refusing to prosecute homosexual black actor Jussie Smollett for a similar offense. Foxx is accused of hypocrisy.
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A Cook County judge recently called out embattled State Attorney Kim Foxx for upholding a double standard by prosecuting a woman for filing a false police report -- but dropping similar charges against embattled "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett.
Foxx has faced intense criticism over her office's decision to drop a 16-count indictment against Smollett, just weeks after bringing the charges against the high-profile TV star. Foxx's deal with Smollett, which did not require him to admit guilt, drew ire from the public, the city's top cop and the former mayor who called it a "whitewash of justice."
Cook County Judge Marc Martin, who was presiding over an unrelated case, chastised Foxx and her office for creating a situation where anyone charged with filing a false report would expect the same leniency her office afforded Smollett.
Candace Clark, 21, is facing one felony count of making a false report. Prosecutors accused her of giving a friend access to her bank account and then telling authorities the money had been stolen. She denies the charges and claims she's the victim of Foxx's double standard -- something the judge weighed in on.
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