After the sudden and surprising decision not to pursue any charges against Jussie Smollett for allegedly fabricating a hate crime, a deeper look at Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx’s record by WLS-TV revealed another example of controversial leniency. . .
Four teenagers were charged with the murder. Three of them were convicted and are still in prison. One of them, however, was only 14. His circumstance was a bit different.
Foxx, who at the time was the assistant state’s attorney, opted to charge him as a juvenile in an Extended Juvenile Jurisdiction prosecution. . .
Well, in 2015 Johnson was convicted of aggravated fleeing after being involved in a police chase. Although that should’ve triggered Johnson’s 30-year sentence, newly-elected State’s Attorney Foxx told Derrion Albert’s family that their son’s killer was only getting probation.
How did the family react? “I felt like [Foxx] sat in our face, she cried with us, she hugged us and then you turn around and let this murderer, I don’t care how old he is, he was convicted of first degree murder,” said Albert’s mother, Anjanette. “My son is not here anymore and she gave us all this hope and she promised us that this was going to be OK. And it didn’t turn out like that.” (Read more from “Kim Foxx, Who Dropped Jussie Smollett’s Charges, Also Gave a Break to a Man Convicted of Murder” HERE)