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From the New York Times:

Kim Foxx Worried Her Office Was Too Hard on Jussie Smollett, Messages Show

By Monica Davey and Mitch Smith
April 17, 2019

CHICAGO — A day after a grand jury indicted the actor Jussie Smollett on 16 felony counts, Chicago’s top prosecutor was privately having doubts.

The prosecutor, Kim Foxx, had delegated the case to a deputy. But text messages released this week show that Ms. Foxx remained closely engaged with the case — and worried that her office was being too harsh on Mr. Smollett, who has a prominent role on the show “Empire” and who was accused of orchestrating a fake hate crime and lying to the police.

“Sooo……I’m recused, but when people accuse us of overcharging cases…16 counts on a class 4 becomes exhibit A,” Ms. Foxx, the Cook County state’s attorney, wrote in a text message to a colleague in March.

Her message went on, with what many assumed was a comparison to sexual abuse charges she had announced against R. Kelly, the R&B star. (Mr. Kelly’s lawyer has said his client is innocent.)

“Pedophile with 4 victims 10 counts,” Ms. Foxx said in the message. “Washed up celeb who lied to cops, 16. On a case eligible for deferred prosecution I think it’s indicative of something we should be looking at generally.”

She added: “Just because we can charge something doesn’t mean we should.”

… The messages involving Ms. Foxx and her office also suggested that Ms. Foxx remained aware of developments in the case even as she publicly distanced herself from it.

The messages also paint a picture of a prosecutor’s office that failed at first to grasp the level of attention on the case, appearing overwhelmed by the criticism it faced when it abruptly announced in late March that it was dropping all of the criminal charges against Mr. Smollett. …

And, the text messages show, Ms. Foxx continued to follow the case closely and speak about it with Superintendent Johnson, though she had turned the handling of it over to a deputy.

… Later that month, when the charges had been dropped, more text messages showed prosecutors scrambling to explain their decision and respond to criticism, including from Mr. Trump. Those messages revealed surprise when reporters turned up at the courthouse for the dismissal hearing, and a scramble to accommodate interview requests from local and national outlets.

“Just wish I could have anticipated the magnitude of this response and planned a bit better!” one employee of the state’s attorney’s office texted. Another responded: “There’s really no planning for this.”

George Soros really got his money’s worth in Chicago!

Seriously, I consider George Soros a great man of sorts. But I feel sorry for him: the quality of person his $32 billion devoted to leftist activism buys him, like Kim Foxx, is pretty poor.

 
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  1. “Seriously, I consider George Soros a great man of sorts. But I feel sorry for him: the quality of person his $32 billion devoted to leftist activism buys him, like Kim Foxx, is pretty poor.”

    You assume George wants real talent; it could well be that he wants a hack in that role. All of his causes point to breaking the system. à la Cloward-Piven.

    • Agree: David In TN
  2. She has a strange definition of the word “recused.”

    • Replies: @CrunchybutRealistCon
    Recused really means, "let me lull you into thinking I believe in ethics. Meantime, gonna work some magic in the shadows, and pay back Michelle, George & the Jussie. Heh. WilltoPower Honky!"
  3. If only there was something a public prosecutor could do. Semi-related, Foxx’s equivalent in Dallas says to not prosecute theft under $750. Which sounds like it’s intended to get as many blacks killed as possible, by way of being expressly targeting working class people.
    Who would be most worried about losing less than $750? Non-criminal blue collars. Who, in Texas, will be armed and willing to defend their property. And who now are being told that they can hope for no recourse from their government if they lose less than an arbitrary amount. I see this leading straight to blasting anybody who might be a petty thief.

    • Replies: @Amjay

    Who would be most worried about losing less than $750? Non-criminal blue collars. Who, in Texas, will be armed and willing to defend their property. And who now are being told that they can hope for no recourse from their government if they lose less than an arbitrary amount. I see this leading straight to blasting anybody who might be a petty thief.
     
    Good insight. Doesn’t Texas also have a "stand your ground" law?

    If so, looks like more black bodies 'bout to start pilin' up!
    , @The Alarmist
    We had breakfast in a down-home Southern restaurant today, and my European wife asked "Did you see the green sticker in the window at the front door?!" It had a picture of a pistol and clearly stated, "Lawful Concealed Carry Welcome Here."

    She was a bit taken aback: "Why would they want people with guns in the restaurant." I told her, "They don't want criminals here ... more lawful guns on-premises means fewer chances of robbery." BTW, the place is popular with law enforcement.

    There are some things I miss about the good old USA.

    , @TWS
    Nope, Walmart, Target etc will be hit by theft under the limit. Mom and pop stores will be hit maybe one will shoot a shoplifter but the neighborhood will burn to encourage the others
    , @Hypnotoad666
    They did the same thing in Seattle and it mostly resulted in a tidal wave of shoplifting by junkies to get their drug money. Some have been arrested and released literally hundreds of times.
  4. She added: “Just because we can charge something doesn’t mean we should.”

    She still messed up big time, but it’s a valid point (and Jussie should have had to do at least weekend trash pickup like a first time DUI offender). Overcharging prosecutors are a big problem. For example, if you get into a knock-down drag out fight with your brother-in-law at Thanksgiving (in Texas) – bloody noses, fat lips, maybe a knocked out tooth, but no real damage – you’ll likely be charged with felony family violence.

    Not that the prosecutor will get that. It’s one of those process-is-the crime things (well, similar) we’ve seen recently in a similar big investigation. No way a person in that situation would get more than Class B misdemeanor if he could afford his own attorney, and Class A maybe if he had to rely on a public defender. Only felony charge would be if the suspect had a long rap sheet.

    • Replies: @Mr McKenna

    “Just because we can charge something doesn’t mean we should.”
     
    As an aside, it's worth observing that the cleave between cities which are making it in the 21st-century economy and those that aren't is almost exactly coterminous with the proportion of the negro contingent.

    So-called "Negro Justice" isn't going to help those that are on the skids. Hence, so-called 'Negro Justice' will end up hurting Negroes more than anyone.

    , @Harry Baldwin
    Jussie should have had to do at least weekend trash pickup like a first time DUI offender

    Don't you think that in addition he should have to admit guilt and pay the $130,000 bill Chicago sent him for overtime costs?

    That said, I actually believe Jussie did us all a great service by making it as clear as possible that the "hate crime" narrative is a scam. I don't know if he red-pilled as many Americans as the OJ verdict did, but I'll bet he came close.

    , @Pico de Gallo
    Regardless of whether he served no time, it was inexcusable to let him off without making him stand up and allocute. Once he owned up, he should have been told that if he later refuted the confession, the deal was off.

    Allocution and some restitution would have been justice. This was not.
    , @Pericles

    She still messed up big time, but it’s a valid point (and Jussie should have had to do at least weekend trash pickup like a first time DUI offender).

     

    Let's show some leniency here. It was just his first planned hate crime.
  5. But I feel sorry for him: the quality of person his $32 billion devoted to leftist activism buys him, like Kim Foxx, is pretty poor.

    I feel sorry for us. We are the ones that suffer.

  6. OT: The unbearable whiteness of the ’60s.

    Photo from Altamont rock concert, Dec 1969.

    Intolerable. So white. Even the murder and mayhem of that day was undertaken by white folkz. Memory hole it.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/15/lens/altamont-1969-bill-owens.html

    • Replies: @Dtbb
    Wasn't the guy causing trouble and eventually killed by the Hell's Angels a black guy?
    , @Harry Baldwin
    Meredith Curly Hunter, Jr. was the 18-year-old African-American who was killed at the Altamont Concert. High on methamphetamine, he tried to get close to the stage, was beaten back by the Hells Angels who were put in charge of security, approached again, pulled a .22-caliber revolver, and was stabbed to death by Hells Angel Alan Passaro.

    Passaro was charged with murder, but acquitted, quite properly, on the grounds of self-defense. Who knows, he may have saved Mick Jagger's life.
  7. Which octogenarian billionaire has the hotter asian wife?

    I’d give this one to Rupert.

    MZ, you’ll get your turn in 50 years.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    Wow, the least attractive one is with the youngest guy. Even compared to much older people the Zuckerbergs look all Zucked up.
    , @Steve Sailer
    Rupert Murdoch traded in Wendi Deng for cheating on him with Tony Blair (or was it Putin?) Wendi is a world class adventuress. Now Rupert is married to Mick Jagger's ex-Jerri Hall:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yPH0mCQagY

    , @Alastair Trumington
    My theory about why Zuck has stayed with his wife is that it's because he has a loud, opinionated, heavy-set sister who would berate him relentlessly at family gatherings if he cheated on or dumped his wife.
    , @Anon
    There’s a theory that in marriage and long term lovers, like goes to like in terms of looks.

    So these men married women whose attractiveness is about the same as theirs.
  8. Frankie Valli is a serial killer !

    Somebody get a rope !!

  9. How are all these text messages obtained? Sunshine laws?

  10. Yeah , what ever ,

  11. One wonders whether she’s even aware of the potential for racially-charged national media crazes to set Chicago afire. She’s acting like it’s Johnny from the block caught with a hammer telling the po-po it’s for helping his grandma fix her shed. But

    But she must know, and this is rationalization.

    One thing she doesn’t know is what “washed-up” meanw.

  12. You don’t have to be a star Baby to be in my show .

  13. You get what you pay for, except truly honest and ethical cannot be paid for.

    Instead of a wife, you get a prostitute.

  14. Who needs quality of person? Right tool for the right job.

    You can’t send Atticus Finch or whoever people are supposed to look up to now in to do Foxx’s job. They don’t know the Chicago Way.

    • Replies: @MBlanc46
    Indeed. She got the job because she said was going to do just what she’s done: Prosecute fewer black criminals.
  15. Yeah man that’s fascinating

  16. OT: Kristen Gillibrand, presidential candidate (I feel I ought to remind people about this in case they’ve forgotten) is holding a public event with a drag queen. The advertisement for it is a bit of a shock when you view it.

    • Replies: @Pontius
    The Cummings family seems to be big in the fleshier trades. Some HBD thingie going on there?
    , @South Texas Guy
    Is it true that Gillibrand's dad and stepmom were in that Nxvium sex cult? I read something about her going to a banquet with the two and sat at a front row table bought for by Nx.
  17. Soros got what he paid for with Secretary of State Mark Ritchie. Two-for-two in recounts.

    • Replies: @TWS
    That's not the only secretaries of state he's bought. All of them have exposed that flaw in our system. He who counts the vote is the one that really matters
  18. Kim Foxx may be low quality, but she’s getting the job done. Her mentor having had her scrawny posterior handed to her on a plate in the recent mayoral election may not bode well for Mx Foxx’s political future, however.

  19. @Daniel H
    OT: The unbearable whiteness of the '60s.

    Photo from Altamont rock concert, Dec 1969.

    Intolerable. So white. Even the murder and mayhem of that day was undertaken by white folkz. Memory hole it.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/15/lens/altamont-1969-bill-owens.html

    https://static01.nyt.com/images/2019/04/15/lens/15Altamont7/15Altamont8-superJumbo.jpg?quality=90&auto=webp

    Wasn’t the guy causing trouble and eventually killed by the Hell’s Angels a black guy?

    • Replies: @Alden
    Yes, the guy who was killed at Altamont was black.
  20. @guest
    Who needs quality of person? Right tool for the right job.

    You can't send Atticus Finch or whoever people are supposed to look up to now in to do Foxx's job. They don't know the Chicago Way.

    Indeed. She got the job because she said was going to do just what she’s done: Prosecute fewer black criminals.

  21. @J.Ross
    If only there was something a public prosecutor could do. Semi-related, Foxx's equivalent in Dallas says to not prosecute theft under $750. Which sounds like it's intended to get as many blacks killed as possible, by way of being expressly targeting working class people.
    Who would be most worried about losing less than $750? Non-criminal blue collars. Who, in Texas, will be armed and willing to defend their property. And who now are being told that they can hope for no recourse from their government if they lose less than an arbitrary amount. I see this leading straight to blasting anybody who might be a petty thief.

    Who would be most worried about losing less than $750? Non-criminal blue collars. Who, in Texas, will be armed and willing to defend their property. And who now are being told that they can hope for no recourse from their government if they lose less than an arbitrary amount. I see this leading straight to blasting anybody who might be a petty thief.

    Good insight. Doesn’t Texas also have a “stand your ground” law?

    If so, looks like more black bodies ’bout to start pilin’ up!

  22. @South Texas Guy

    She added: “Just because we can charge something doesn’t mean we should.”
     
    She still messed up big time, but it's a valid point (and Jussie should have had to do at least weekend trash pickup like a first time DUI offender). Overcharging prosecutors are a big problem. For example, if you get into a knock-down drag out fight with your brother-in-law at Thanksgiving (in Texas) - bloody noses, fat lips, maybe a knocked out tooth, but no real damage - you'll likely be charged with felony family violence.

    Not that the prosecutor will get that. It's one of those process-is-the crime things (well, similar) we've seen recently in a similar big investigation. No way a person in that situation would get more than Class B misdemeanor if he could afford his own attorney, and Class A maybe if he had to rely on a public defender. Only felony charge would be if the suspect had a long rap sheet.

    “Just because we can charge something doesn’t mean we should.”

    As an aside, it’s worth observing that the cleave between cities which are making it in the 21st-century economy and those that aren’t is almost exactly coterminous with the proportion of the negro contingent.

    So-called “Negro Justice” isn’t going to help those that are on the skids. Hence, so-called ‘Negro Justice’ will end up hurting Negroes more than anyone.

    • Replies: @anonymous
    No it won't. Not for a while. The progressives' goal is to redistribute wealth from whites to NAMs. There will be lots of free money for the miscreants. I don't see anyone trying to push personal responsibility or promoting responsible fatherhood in minority communities. The activists are actively protecting criminals.

    https://www.cwbchicago.com/2019/04/large-group-video-womans-anti-cop-rant.html

    In welfare island Puerto Rico, there are tens of billions in unpaid utility bills and taxes. You know they think that white Americans should be bailing them out.
  23. @Lot
    Which octogenarian billionaire has the hotter asian wife?

    http://fotos.caras.uol.com.br/media/images/large/2013/10/02/img-551865-george-soros-e-tamiko-bolton-103920131002191380752207.jpg

    http://a.abcnews.com/images/Business/gty_rupert_murdoch_wendy_deng_ll_131120_16x9_992.jpg

    I’d give this one to Rupert.

    MZ, you’ll get your turn in 50 years.

    http://www.anorak.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Priscilla-Chan-9.jpg

    Wow, the least attractive one is with the youngest guy. Even compared to much older people the Zuckerbergs look all Zucked up.

    • Replies: @istevefan
    Wasn't he rich, or on his way to being rich, when he married her? What's the point of having money and status if that is what you end up with? To make it even worse, his money came before he turned 30. Most guys might have to wait until middle age, and thus have limited choices. He had both money and youth, and still didn't score. It's about as sad as Jeb, an elite scion of old money, ending up with an illegal alien who still can't speak English after 40 years.
    , @Stebbing Heuer
    Minority opinion here I know, but I actually think Zuck's wife is quite cute. And by all accounts she's a decent human being.

    The photo shows her in the flush of youth.

    Also, I'll bet that many of these billionaires are banging seriously hot toddy on the side. What is, and what is revealed to us, aren't the same thing, as any reader of this blog should know very well.
    , @South Texas Guy
    I take it Zuck values trust over comeliness. Same with Gates. Neither of their wives are lookers, but both got married well after they had a ton of money. Both of them tend to mathy gain/loss perspective and probably did the math on the whole thing.
    I've heard that even in non-community property states, ex wives can still take you for a ton of money.
  24. @Lot
    Which octogenarian billionaire has the hotter asian wife?

    http://fotos.caras.uol.com.br/media/images/large/2013/10/02/img-551865-george-soros-e-tamiko-bolton-103920131002191380752207.jpg

    http://a.abcnews.com/images/Business/gty_rupert_murdoch_wendy_deng_ll_131120_16x9_992.jpg

    I’d give this one to Rupert.

    MZ, you’ll get your turn in 50 years.

    http://www.anorak.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Priscilla-Chan-9.jpg

    Rupert Murdoch traded in Wendi Deng for cheating on him with Tony Blair (or was it Putin?) Wendi is a world class adventuress. Now Rupert is married to Mick Jagger’s ex-Jerri Hall:

  25. @J.Ross
    If only there was something a public prosecutor could do. Semi-related, Foxx's equivalent in Dallas says to not prosecute theft under $750. Which sounds like it's intended to get as many blacks killed as possible, by way of being expressly targeting working class people.
    Who would be most worried about losing less than $750? Non-criminal blue collars. Who, in Texas, will be armed and willing to defend their property. And who now are being told that they can hope for no recourse from their government if they lose less than an arbitrary amount. I see this leading straight to blasting anybody who might be a petty thief.

    We had breakfast in a down-home Southern restaurant today, and my European wife asked “Did you see the green sticker in the window at the front door?!” It had a picture of a pistol and clearly stated, “Lawful Concealed Carry Welcome Here.”

    She was a bit taken aback: “Why would they want people with guns in the restaurant.” I told her, “They don’t want criminals here … more lawful guns on-premises means fewer chances of robbery.” BTW, the place is popular with law enforcement.

    There are some things I miss about the good old USA.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    The best part of the story of course is that the sticker, while a nice courtesy and a potentially effective warning to would-be attackers, is a legal redundancy. Everybody already had the right to conceal anyway, and each may have been doing so all along.
  26. I agree. Probably people who ordinarily would support her realize – deep down – that she all about de dumbbell.

  27. @Reg Cæsar
    Soros got what he paid for with Secretary of State Mark Ritchie. Two-for-two in recounts.

    That’s not the only secretaries of state he’s bought. All of them have exposed that flaw in our system. He who counts the vote is the one that really matters

  28. @J.Ross
    If only there was something a public prosecutor could do. Semi-related, Foxx's equivalent in Dallas says to not prosecute theft under $750. Which sounds like it's intended to get as many blacks killed as possible, by way of being expressly targeting working class people.
    Who would be most worried about losing less than $750? Non-criminal blue collars. Who, in Texas, will be armed and willing to defend their property. And who now are being told that they can hope for no recourse from their government if they lose less than an arbitrary amount. I see this leading straight to blasting anybody who might be a petty thief.

    Nope, Walmart, Target etc will be hit by theft under the limit. Mom and pop stores will be hit maybe one will shoot a shoplifter but the neighborhood will burn to encourage the others

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    Walmart (I am told) has this very shrewd strategy of leaving shoplifters alone, but assiduously compiling a video record, then grabbing them once they have stolen enough to rate prison time.
    , @Alden
    I think you’re right about the less expensive stores. Seattle has a don’t enforce any laws policy. A lot of the chains are leaving the city and a lot of individually owned stores are closing and moving to the White suburbs to.
    $750 at Walmart is a lot of product.

    Big thing in Seattle is stealing new TVs and other electronics, pawning them and buying legal weed in the pot shops on every block.

    The pot shops are cash only. So the numerous homeless hang around outside them and beg change from the customers. And there seem to be pot shops everywhere.

    The spread of the homeless begging bothering harassing urinating in public is anti environmentalist. With all the creeps around, even the most dedicated bikers and walkers now prefer being safe in a car and driving to the suburbs to shop.
  29. Re Altamont. One of the causes of anti White male hate us that there are so few of us. Meaning a White male minority has to be Arnold Schwarzenegger to avoid sand kicked in our faces. We don have 20 friends on call.

  30. The messages also paint a picture of a prosecutor’s office that failed at first to grasp the level of attention on the case, …

    How could she not grasp the level of attention when all those Obama-heavies started to contact her about the case? Does she normally get political A-listers inquiring about a case? Seems like that would be a giant tell.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    Yeah, that's the Mighty Wurlitzer, which nowadays is less of an information source and more literally the control station determining how much attention is alotted to what story, talking about "the attention the story received" like it was rainfall at different ends of Iceland.
    , @ben tillman
    Indeed. Good point.
  31. @J.Ross
    Wow, the least attractive one is with the youngest guy. Even compared to much older people the Zuckerbergs look all Zucked up.

    Wasn’t he rich, or on his way to being rich, when he married her? What’s the point of having money and status if that is what you end up with? To make it even worse, his money came before he turned 30. Most guys might have to wait until middle age, and thus have limited choices. He had both money and youth, and still didn’t score. It’s about as sad as Jeb, an elite scion of old money, ending up with an illegal alien who still can’t speak English after 40 years.

    • Replies: @Jeff the Donleavy Fan
    Maybe they actually care for each other.

    There is something to be said for staying a lady who stuck with you before you became rich and famous. A lot of men have done much worse.

    , @Alden
    Jeb noticed his wife because she was the prettiest girl in her town. Think about that.
    , @Lurker

    as sad as Jeb, an elite scion of old money, ending up with an illegal alien who still can’t speak English after 40 years
     
    But she can scamper in and out of the house through a cat flap.
  32. @istevefan

    The messages also paint a picture of a prosecutor’s office that failed at first to grasp the level of attention on the case, ...
     
    How could she not grasp the level of attention when all those Obama-heavies started to contact her about the case? Does she normally get political A-listers inquiring about a case? Seems like that would be a giant tell.

    Yeah, that’s the Mighty Wurlitzer, which nowadays is less of an information source and more literally the control station determining how much attention is alotted to what story, talking about “the attention the story received” like it was rainfall at different ends of Iceland.

  33. @Anon
    OT: Kristen Gillibrand, presidential candidate (I feel I ought to remind people about this in case they've forgotten) is holding a public event with a drag queen. The advertisement for it is a bit of a shock when you view it.


    https://twitter.com/MartiGCummings/status/1118974853887827969

    The Cummings family seems to be big in the fleshier trades. Some HBD thingie going on there?

  34. @TWS
    Nope, Walmart, Target etc will be hit by theft under the limit. Mom and pop stores will be hit maybe one will shoot a shoplifter but the neighborhood will burn to encourage the others

    Walmart (I am told) has this very shrewd strategy of leaving shoplifters alone, but assiduously compiling a video record, then grabbing them once they have stolen enough to rate prison time.

    • Replies: @stillCARealist
    My friend who manages an Old Navy, says they have pictures of the worst thieves and prevent them from entering the shop.

    I left a comment on the Abolish Prisons thread about habitual thieves, and I think that applies to these small-timers especially. If someone committing what she thinks is a unimportant theft gets caught, and is made to sit in jail for a few weeks, well, she might just learn that it ain't worth it. Alternatively, she could be put on Saturday morning work crews for a month until she's paid off what she stole.

    Yes, the Old Navy thieves are all women.
    , @TWS
    Yup they let the morons rack up enough in multiple thefts then have police waiting when they cross the line with the straw that broke the camel's back. I wonder how long our diverse pols will let them use that strategy?
  35. @The Alarmist
    We had breakfast in a down-home Southern restaurant today, and my European wife asked "Did you see the green sticker in the window at the front door?!" It had a picture of a pistol and clearly stated, "Lawful Concealed Carry Welcome Here."

    She was a bit taken aback: "Why would they want people with guns in the restaurant." I told her, "They don't want criminals here ... more lawful guns on-premises means fewer chances of robbery." BTW, the place is popular with law enforcement.

    There are some things I miss about the good old USA.

    The best part of the story of course is that the sticker, while a nice courtesy and a potentially effective warning to would-be attackers, is a legal redundancy. Everybody already had the right to conceal anyway, and each may have been doing so all along.

  36. @South Texas Guy

    She added: “Just because we can charge something doesn’t mean we should.”
     
    She still messed up big time, but it's a valid point (and Jussie should have had to do at least weekend trash pickup like a first time DUI offender). Overcharging prosecutors are a big problem. For example, if you get into a knock-down drag out fight with your brother-in-law at Thanksgiving (in Texas) - bloody noses, fat lips, maybe a knocked out tooth, but no real damage - you'll likely be charged with felony family violence.

    Not that the prosecutor will get that. It's one of those process-is-the crime things (well, similar) we've seen recently in a similar big investigation. No way a person in that situation would get more than Class B misdemeanor if he could afford his own attorney, and Class A maybe if he had to rely on a public defender. Only felony charge would be if the suspect had a long rap sheet.

    Jussie should have had to do at least weekend trash pickup like a first time DUI offender

    Don’t you think that in addition he should have to admit guilt and pay the $130,000 bill Chicago sent him for overtime costs?

    That said, I actually believe Jussie did us all a great service by making it as clear as possible that the “hate crime” narrative is a scam. I don’t know if he red-pilled as many Americans as the OJ verdict did, but I’ll bet he came close.

    • Agree: South Texas Guy
  37. @Lot
    Which octogenarian billionaire has the hotter asian wife?

    http://fotos.caras.uol.com.br/media/images/large/2013/10/02/img-551865-george-soros-e-tamiko-bolton-103920131002191380752207.jpg

    http://a.abcnews.com/images/Business/gty_rupert_murdoch_wendy_deng_ll_131120_16x9_992.jpg

    I’d give this one to Rupert.

    MZ, you’ll get your turn in 50 years.

    http://www.anorak.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Priscilla-Chan-9.jpg

    My theory about why Zuck has stayed with his wife is that it’s because he has a loud, opinionated, heavy-set sister who would berate him relentlessly at family gatherings if he cheated on or dumped his wife.

  38. @J.Ross
    If only there was something a public prosecutor could do. Semi-related, Foxx's equivalent in Dallas says to not prosecute theft under $750. Which sounds like it's intended to get as many blacks killed as possible, by way of being expressly targeting working class people.
    Who would be most worried about losing less than $750? Non-criminal blue collars. Who, in Texas, will be armed and willing to defend their property. And who now are being told that they can hope for no recourse from their government if they lose less than an arbitrary amount. I see this leading straight to blasting anybody who might be a petty thief.

    They did the same thing in Seattle and it mostly resulted in a tidal wave of shoplifting by junkies to get their drug money. Some have been arrested and released literally hundreds of times.

  39. Many a tear has to fall .

  40. @Daniel H
    OT: The unbearable whiteness of the '60s.

    Photo from Altamont rock concert, Dec 1969.

    Intolerable. So white. Even the murder and mayhem of that day was undertaken by white folkz. Memory hole it.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/15/lens/altamont-1969-bill-owens.html

    https://static01.nyt.com/images/2019/04/15/lens/15Altamont7/15Altamont8-superJumbo.jpg?quality=90&auto=webp

    Meredith Curly Hunter, Jr. was the 18-year-old African-American who was killed at the Altamont Concert. High on methamphetamine, he tried to get close to the stage, was beaten back by the Hells Angels who were put in charge of security, approached again, pulled a .22-caliber revolver, and was stabbed to death by Hells Angel Alan Passaro.

    Passaro was charged with murder, but acquitted, quite properly, on the grounds of self-defense. Who knows, he may have saved Mick Jagger’s life.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    That said, hiring the Hell's Angels for security and paying them in beer probably wasn't the best idea.
  41. @Dtbb
    Wasn't the guy causing trouble and eventually killed by the Hell's Angels a black guy?

    Yes, the guy who was killed at Altamont was black.

  42. @istevefan
    Wasn't he rich, or on his way to being rich, when he married her? What's the point of having money and status if that is what you end up with? To make it even worse, his money came before he turned 30. Most guys might have to wait until middle age, and thus have limited choices. He had both money and youth, and still didn't score. It's about as sad as Jeb, an elite scion of old money, ending up with an illegal alien who still can't speak English after 40 years.

    Maybe they actually care for each other.

    There is something to be said for staying a lady who stuck with you before you became rich and famous. A lot of men have done much worse.

  43. @istevefan

    The messages also paint a picture of a prosecutor’s office that failed at first to grasp the level of attention on the case, ...
     
    How could she not grasp the level of attention when all those Obama-heavies started to contact her about the case? Does she normally get political A-listers inquiring about a case? Seems like that would be a giant tell.

    Indeed. Good point.

  44. @TWS
    Nope, Walmart, Target etc will be hit by theft under the limit. Mom and pop stores will be hit maybe one will shoot a shoplifter but the neighborhood will burn to encourage the others

    I think you’re right about the less expensive stores. Seattle has a don’t enforce any laws policy. A lot of the chains are leaving the city and a lot of individually owned stores are closing and moving to the White suburbs to.
    $750 at Walmart is a lot of product.

    Big thing in Seattle is stealing new TVs and other electronics, pawning them and buying legal weed in the pot shops on every block.

    The pot shops are cash only. So the numerous homeless hang around outside them and beg change from the customers. And there seem to be pot shops everywhere.

    The spread of the homeless begging bothering harassing urinating in public is anti environmentalist. With all the creeps around, even the most dedicated bikers and walkers now prefer being safe in a car and driving to the suburbs to shop.

  45. @Harry Baldwin
    Meredith Curly Hunter, Jr. was the 18-year-old African-American who was killed at the Altamont Concert. High on methamphetamine, he tried to get close to the stage, was beaten back by the Hells Angels who were put in charge of security, approached again, pulled a .22-caliber revolver, and was stabbed to death by Hells Angel Alan Passaro.

    Passaro was charged with murder, but acquitted, quite properly, on the grounds of self-defense. Who knows, he may have saved Mick Jagger's life.

    That said, hiring the Hell’s Angels for security and paying them in beer probably wasn’t the best idea.

    • Replies: @Alden
    I believe the Angels volunteered their services. Law enforcement was cracking down. The Angels wanted to improve their image.
  46. @istevefan
    Wasn't he rich, or on his way to being rich, when he married her? What's the point of having money and status if that is what you end up with? To make it even worse, his money came before he turned 30. Most guys might have to wait until middle age, and thus have limited choices. He had both money and youth, and still didn't score. It's about as sad as Jeb, an elite scion of old money, ending up with an illegal alien who still can't speak English after 40 years.

    Jeb noticed his wife because she was the prettiest girl in her town. Think about that.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    I find that hard to believe. She's a homely scullery maid. Not very bright. And he was the son of a powerful political operator. Something wrong there.

    I have no ill will against them, I hope they are happy, but, it shows a deficiency on his part.
  47. @Desiderius
    That said, hiring the Hell's Angels for security and paying them in beer probably wasn't the best idea.

    I believe the Angels volunteered their services. Law enforcement was cracking down. The Angels wanted to improve their image.

  48. I started out thinking this was an episode of the superwoke metoo hands-up set blatantly swinging their weight and thumbing their noses at everyone else by letting the dummy go.

    But the more I read, the more I think of the old saying, “never attribute to malice what can be explained by stupidity.”

    I’m pretty sure now that Foxx had sort-of-defensible motives in doing what she did – she campaigned on prosecuting fewer crimes, and for lesser penalties – but she just isn’t really ready for prime time, for a shot in the majors, for The Show. She failed to vet the case and she misread its importance, and she was overawed by celebrity interference. Her position is an elected one, so this inexperience-driven mess is on the hands of the voters of Cook County.

    • Replies: @Pericles
    Well, she got her way, smooth and no repercussions, so did you lose to malice, stupidity or inexperience?
  49. @J.Ross
    Wow, the least attractive one is with the youngest guy. Even compared to much older people the Zuckerbergs look all Zucked up.

    Minority opinion here I know, but I actually think Zuck’s wife is quite cute. And by all accounts she’s a decent human being.

    The photo shows her in the flush of youth.

    Also, I’ll bet that many of these billionaires are banging seriously hot toddy on the side. What is, and what is revealed to us, aren’t the same thing, as any reader of this blog should know very well.

  50. @Anon
    OT: Kristen Gillibrand, presidential candidate (I feel I ought to remind people about this in case they've forgotten) is holding a public event with a drag queen. The advertisement for it is a bit of a shock when you view it.


    https://twitter.com/MartiGCummings/status/1118974853887827969

    Is it true that Gillibrand’s dad and stepmom were in that Nxvium sex cult? I read something about her going to a banquet with the two and sat at a front row table bought for by Nx.

  51. @J.Ross
    Wow, the least attractive one is with the youngest guy. Even compared to much older people the Zuckerbergs look all Zucked up.

    I take it Zuck values trust over comeliness. Same with Gates. Neither of their wives are lookers, but both got married well after they had a ton of money. Both of them tend to mathy gain/loss perspective and probably did the math on the whole thing.
    I’ve heard that even in non-community property states, ex wives can still take you for a ton of money.

  52. @South Texas Guy

    She added: “Just because we can charge something doesn’t mean we should.”
     
    She still messed up big time, but it's a valid point (and Jussie should have had to do at least weekend trash pickup like a first time DUI offender). Overcharging prosecutors are a big problem. For example, if you get into a knock-down drag out fight with your brother-in-law at Thanksgiving (in Texas) - bloody noses, fat lips, maybe a knocked out tooth, but no real damage - you'll likely be charged with felony family violence.

    Not that the prosecutor will get that. It's one of those process-is-the crime things (well, similar) we've seen recently in a similar big investigation. No way a person in that situation would get more than Class B misdemeanor if he could afford his own attorney, and Class A maybe if he had to rely on a public defender. Only felony charge would be if the suspect had a long rap sheet.

    Regardless of whether he served no time, it was inexcusable to let him off without making him stand up and allocute. Once he owned up, he should have been told that if he later refuted the confession, the deal was off.

    Allocution and some restitution would have been justice. This was not.

  53. @istevefan
    Wasn't he rich, or on his way to being rich, when he married her? What's the point of having money and status if that is what you end up with? To make it even worse, his money came before he turned 30. Most guys might have to wait until middle age, and thus have limited choices. He had both money and youth, and still didn't score. It's about as sad as Jeb, an elite scion of old money, ending up with an illegal alien who still can't speak English after 40 years.

    as sad as Jeb, an elite scion of old money, ending up with an illegal alien who still can’t speak English after 40 years

    But she can scamper in and out of the house through a cat flap.

  54. @South Texas Guy

    She added: “Just because we can charge something doesn’t mean we should.”
     
    She still messed up big time, but it's a valid point (and Jussie should have had to do at least weekend trash pickup like a first time DUI offender). Overcharging prosecutors are a big problem. For example, if you get into a knock-down drag out fight with your brother-in-law at Thanksgiving (in Texas) - bloody noses, fat lips, maybe a knocked out tooth, but no real damage - you'll likely be charged with felony family violence.

    Not that the prosecutor will get that. It's one of those process-is-the crime things (well, similar) we've seen recently in a similar big investigation. No way a person in that situation would get more than Class B misdemeanor if he could afford his own attorney, and Class A maybe if he had to rely on a public defender. Only felony charge would be if the suspect had a long rap sheet.

    She still messed up big time, but it’s a valid point (and Jussie should have had to do at least weekend trash pickup like a first time DUI offender).

    Let’s show some leniency here. It was just his first planned hate crime.

    • Replies: @Lot
    It was his second. The first was the fake powder mailing.
    , @South Texas Guy
    I should have been more clear. My apologies. My view is that Kim Foxx was correct that 16 felony counts does amount to overcharging. The 'weedend trash pickup' would have been the result of a plea and admission of guilt. I think most people (I was) were expecting that, and it would have met our expectations. Of course he should have done jail time, but Jussie being who Jussie is, and Foxx being who she is, I just didn't see it happening.
  55. @bobby b
    I started out thinking this was an episode of the superwoke metoo hands-up set blatantly swinging their weight and thumbing their noses at everyone else by letting the dummy go.

    But the more I read, the more I think of the old saying, "never attribute to malice what can be explained by stupidity."

    I'm pretty sure now that Foxx had sort-of-defensible motives in doing what she did - she campaigned on prosecuting fewer crimes, and for lesser penalties - but she just isn't really ready for prime time, for a shot in the majors, for The Show. She failed to vet the case and she misread its importance, and she was overawed by celebrity interference. Her position is an elected one, so this inexperience-driven mess is on the hands of the voters of Cook County.

    Well, she got her way, smooth and no repercussions, so did you lose to malice, stupidity or inexperience?

  56. @Pericles

    She still messed up big time, but it’s a valid point (and Jussie should have had to do at least weekend trash pickup like a first time DUI offender).

     

    Let's show some leniency here. It was just his first planned hate crime.

    It was his second. The first was the fake powder mailing.

    • Replies: @Pericles
    OK, OK, but at this point, who is counting? I mean the poor boy is sorry about what he did and all. What's that? He's not sorry?
  57. @Lot
    It was his second. The first was the fake powder mailing.

    OK, OK, but at this point, who is counting? I mean the poor boy is sorry about what he did and all. What’s that? He’s not sorry?

  58. Seriously, I consider George Soros a great man of sorts. But I feel sorry for him: the quality of person his $32 billion devoted to leftist activism buys him, like Kim Foxx, is pretty poor.

    Meanwhile, Coloneless Natalya Pritzker- with just a fraction of Sauron’s moolah at her disposal – is indulging a gargantuan ego in All You Can Be corruption :

    bored identity strongly believes All We Can Do is to sit and wait few more years before Natalya parachutes her $1.7 billion toches to pick up her rhinestone glazed phone and follow that sweet, velvety voice from the other side :

    “The woods are lovely, dark, and deep, but I have promises to keep. And miles to go before I sleep. Remember, Natalya , miles to go before you sleep.”

    • Replies: @Hibernian
    Don't ask, don't tell.
  59. anonymous[359] • Disclaimer says:

    Walmart has been sued for racism because they lock up the black hair products due to excessive “inventory losses”.

    • Replies: @Hibernian
    It seems to me that most stores tend to decide what merchandise to lock up on the rational bases of value and portability.
  60. anonymous[359] • Disclaimer says:
    @Mr McKenna

    “Just because we can charge something doesn’t mean we should.”
     
    As an aside, it's worth observing that the cleave between cities which are making it in the 21st-century economy and those that aren't is almost exactly coterminous with the proportion of the negro contingent.

    So-called "Negro Justice" isn't going to help those that are on the skids. Hence, so-called 'Negro Justice' will end up hurting Negroes more than anyone.

    No it won’t. Not for a while. The progressives’ goal is to redistribute wealth from whites to NAMs. There will be lots of free money for the miscreants. I don’t see anyone trying to push personal responsibility or promoting responsible fatherhood in minority communities. The activists are actively protecting criminals.

    https://www.cwbchicago.com/2019/04/large-group-video-womans-anti-cop-rant.html

    In welfare island Puerto Rico, there are tens of billions in unpaid utility bills and taxes. You know they think that white Americans should be bailing them out.

  61. @J.Ross
    Walmart (I am told) has this very shrewd strategy of leaving shoplifters alone, but assiduously compiling a video record, then grabbing them once they have stolen enough to rate prison time.

    My friend who manages an Old Navy, says they have pictures of the worst thieves and prevent them from entering the shop.

    I left a comment on the Abolish Prisons thread about habitual thieves, and I think that applies to these small-timers especially. If someone committing what she thinks is a unimportant theft gets caught, and is made to sit in jail for a few weeks, well, she might just learn that it ain’t worth it. Alternatively, she could be put on Saturday morning work crews for a month until she’s paid off what she stole.

    Yes, the Old Navy thieves are all women.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    Chris Farley must be re-animated to do a "Gap clerk girls" sketch about the women who steal from Old Navy.
  62. Foxx’s ethics chief (the one who sent the email around the office saying that Foxx had recused herself) has resigned.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6938903/Two-Kim-Foxx-deputies-leave-amid-turmoil-Jussie-Smollett-case.html

    This was the right thing to do. She must have secured a what she thought was a commitment from Foxx to recuse herself, upon which she based her email and then Foxx pulled the rug out from under her. Anywhere else, Foxx would have to go too but this is Chicago…..

    • Replies: @Hibernian
    "Foxx’s ethics chief ..."

    I'm sorry I've used up my LOL.
  63. @stillCARealist
    My friend who manages an Old Navy, says they have pictures of the worst thieves and prevent them from entering the shop.

    I left a comment on the Abolish Prisons thread about habitual thieves, and I think that applies to these small-timers especially. If someone committing what she thinks is a unimportant theft gets caught, and is made to sit in jail for a few weeks, well, she might just learn that it ain't worth it. Alternatively, she could be put on Saturday morning work crews for a month until she's paid off what she stole.

    Yes, the Old Navy thieves are all women.

    Chris Farley must be re-animated to do a “Gap clerk girls” sketch about the women who steal from Old Navy.

  64. @bored identity



    Seriously, I consider George Soros a great man of sorts. But I feel sorry for him: the quality of person his $32 billion devoted to leftist activism buys him, like Kim Foxx, is pretty poor.

     

    Meanwhile, Coloneless Natalya Pritzker- with just a fraction of Sauron's moolah at her disposal - is indulging a gargantuan ego in All You Can Be corruption :

    https://www.army.mil/e2/c/images/2011/06/15/200985/original.jpg

    bored identity strongly believes All We Can Do is to sit and wait few more years before Natalya parachutes her $1.7 billion toches to pick up her rhinestone glazed phone and follow that sweet, velvety voice from the other side :

    "The woods are lovely, dark, and deep, but I have promises to keep. And miles to go before I sleep. Remember, Natalya , miles to go before you sleep."

    http://cdn.moviestillsdb.com/sm/dd8fc75ce0afaa32af5ceaee715a5c0d/telefon.jpg

    Don’t ask, don’t tell.

  65. @anonymous
    Walmart has been sued for racism because they lock up the black hair products due to excessive "inventory losses".

    It seems to me that most stores tend to decide what merchandise to lock up on the rational bases of value and portability.

  66. @Jack D
    Foxx's ethics chief (the one who sent the email around the office saying that Foxx had recused herself) has resigned.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6938903/Two-Kim-Foxx-deputies-leave-amid-turmoil-Jussie-Smollett-case.html

    This was the right thing to do. She must have secured a what she thought was a commitment from Foxx to recuse herself, upon which she based her email and then Foxx pulled the rug out from under her. Anywhere else, Foxx would have to go too but this is Chicago.....

    “Foxx’s ethics chief …”

    I’m sorry I’ve used up my LOL.

  67. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:
    @Alden
    Jeb noticed his wife because she was the prettiest girl in her town. Think about that.

    I find that hard to believe. She’s a homely scullery maid. Not very bright. And he was the son of a powerful political operator. Something wrong there.

    I have no ill will against them, I hope they are happy, but, it shows a deficiency on his part.

    • Replies: @Anon
    It’s in jeb’s biography. His high school had a junior year abroad. He did his in Leon Mexico. They met and fell in love they were about 17. They got engaged and married as soon as he graduated from college.
  68. @Anonymous
    I find that hard to believe. She's a homely scullery maid. Not very bright. And he was the son of a powerful political operator. Something wrong there.

    I have no ill will against them, I hope they are happy, but, it shows a deficiency on his part.

    It’s in jeb’s biography. His high school had a junior year abroad. He did his in Leon Mexico. They met and fell in love they were about 17. They got engaged and married as soon as he graduated from college.

  69. @Lot
    Which octogenarian billionaire has the hotter asian wife?

    http://fotos.caras.uol.com.br/media/images/large/2013/10/02/img-551865-george-soros-e-tamiko-bolton-103920131002191380752207.jpg

    http://a.abcnews.com/images/Business/gty_rupert_murdoch_wendy_deng_ll_131120_16x9_992.jpg

    I’d give this one to Rupert.

    MZ, you’ll get your turn in 50 years.

    http://www.anorak.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Priscilla-Chan-9.jpg

    There’s a theory that in marriage and long term lovers, like goes to like in terms of looks.

    So these men married women whose attractiveness is about the same as theirs.

  70. @Pericles

    She still messed up big time, but it’s a valid point (and Jussie should have had to do at least weekend trash pickup like a first time DUI offender).

     

    Let's show some leniency here. It was just his first planned hate crime.

    I should have been more clear. My apologies. My view is that Kim Foxx was correct that 16 felony counts does amount to overcharging. The ‘weedend trash pickup’ would have been the result of a plea and admission of guilt. I think most people (I was) were expecting that, and it would have met our expectations. Of course he should have done jail time, but Jussie being who Jussie is, and Foxx being who she is, I just didn’t see it happening.

    • Replies: @TWS
    The little homo was fine with a couple of white guys going to jail for a decade or more and knew his little scheme would result in cities burning and death. Sixteen felony charges too much? The homo was under-charged if anything.
  71. @Polynikes
    She has a strange definition of the word "recused."

    Recused really means, “let me lull you into thinking I believe in ethics. Meantime, gonna work some magic in the shadows, and pay back Michelle, George & the Jussie. Heh. WilltoPower Honky!”

  72. Well this article by the infamous Red-Footed Booby pretty much sums it up:

    https://theredfootedbooby.com/2019/05/01/in-the-news-the-smollett-case-injustice-goes-hollywood-chic/

    Welcome to wonderland!

  73. @J.Ross
    Walmart (I am told) has this very shrewd strategy of leaving shoplifters alone, but assiduously compiling a video record, then grabbing them once they have stolen enough to rate prison time.

    Yup they let the morons rack up enough in multiple thefts then have police waiting when they cross the line with the straw that broke the camel’s back. I wonder how long our diverse pols will let them use that strategy?

  74. @South Texas Guy
    I should have been more clear. My apologies. My view is that Kim Foxx was correct that 16 felony counts does amount to overcharging. The 'weedend trash pickup' would have been the result of a plea and admission of guilt. I think most people (I was) were expecting that, and it would have met our expectations. Of course he should have done jail time, but Jussie being who Jussie is, and Foxx being who she is, I just didn't see it happening.

    The little homo was fine with a couple of white guys going to jail for a decade or more and knew his little scheme would result in cities burning and death. Sixteen felony charges too much? The homo was under-charged if anything.

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