Not My Fault!!!
Kim Foxxx learned the democratic playbook well - blame your predecessor:
- Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx has blamed her predecessor for an "error" that led to the release of a man murdered less than an hour after he left Cook County Jail, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Kamari Belmont, 23, was released from jail around 11:15 p.m. last Monday and at 11:45, police said a white SUV pulled up alongside his car just a few blocks from the jail and someone inside that second car shot and killed him.
[...] A spokeswoman for State's Attorney Foxx, who was sworn in Dec. 1, said an "error" occurred in the handling of the case under the administration of Foxx's predecessor, Alvarez.
"As a result, case law demanded that we dismiss the murder charges," spokeswoman Tandra Simonton said in an email. "Going forward, we are working to improve training protocols for our prosecutors to prevent such errors."
Simonton didn't provide any other details about the error. Alvarez declined to comment, a spokeswoman said.
A few questions:
- How long until Kim actually is considered responsible for the actions of her office? We seem to see daily headlines about how Trump is responsible for everything under the sun in the USA since 20 January, but Kim isn't responsible for an arm of County government she's been running since December 2016.
- Kim's office had two status hearings on this case since she took office. That's two opportunities to make sure shit is in order and deadlines met. Or doesn't she remember what job she was running for? The mayoral race is another year away.
- What did the Machine promise Alvarez to take the blame? A judgeship?
Foxxx got the Sparklefart's Blame Game down pat though.