Dueling Demonstrations Clash Over Foxx, Smollett Case

Craig Dellimore
April 01, 2019 - 5:09 pm

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- There were angry, competing demonstrations Monday outside 69 West Washington, where States Attorney Kim Foxx’s office is located. 

WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore was there.

Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 7 demonstrators carried signs referring to the prosecutor as “Kim Fixx.” Union President Kevin Graham said her office’s decision to drop charges against actor Jussie Smollett – after an investigation found he faked a hate-crime attack on himself – is reason for Foxx to go.

“We cannot have low bonds. We cannot have people with their charges reduced,” he said.

Others came to Foxx’s defense. Rev. Jesse Jackson said her office treated a non-violent crime appropriately. He noted police did not want one of their own, Officer Jason Van Dyke, tried for the murder of Laquan McDonald.

“One measure of justice is consistency,” he said.

There were shouting matches on the street but no serious confrontations.