Judge Slams Chicago Prosecutor's Double-Standard

Judge Slams Chicago Prosecutor's Double-Standard
Ben P L from Provo, USA [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)]

A judge recently called out the double standard of Chicago prosecutor Kim Foxx during a hearing related to a filing a false police report charge.

According to Fox News:

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.

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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.

“Well, Ms. Clark is not a movie star, she doesn’t have a high-price lawyer, although, her lawyer’s very good. And this smells, big time," Martin said to prosecutors during a recent hearing, Fox 32 reported. "I didn't create this mess, your office created this mess. And your explanation is unsatisfactory to this court. She's being treated differently."

Foxx has faced massive criticism following her decision to drop all 16 charges against Smollett.

 Source: American Update

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