Chicago, IL – Over Father’s Day weekend, Chicago saw its highest number of gun violence victims in a single weekend this year, with 104 people shot across the city from Friday evening to Monday morning. There were 14 people killed, five of those killed were children. In the first half of 2020, Chicago has already surpassed the total number of shootings from all of 2019.
Superintendent Brown is 100% correct in his statement. State’s Attorney Kim Foxx refuses to charge violent criminals and refuses to come up with a viable plan to address the violent crime plaguing Cook County.
Kim Foxx is failing to do her job. Her job as the Chief Prosecutor is not only to charge criminals. She also has a responsibility to identify problems, come up with solutions, implement those solutions, protect our citizens, and provide leadership.
Time and time again, Foxx has failed the citizens of Cook County and is directly responsible for the surge in violence and chaos in our communities.
Refusing to charge, and then releasing violent criminals back into our communities, only for them to go back out and commit more violent crimes, is not the answer to these problems. Kim Foxx repeatedly attempts to label violent offenders as “victims of their circumstances,” yet does not say a word about the real victims of circumstances — the five children killed just this weekend alone.
Kim Foxx is directly responsible for the lives lost at the hands of these repeat, violent criminals. Foxx has a standing policy of ignoring shootings, murders, drug dealing, gangs, and other violent criminal acts. This failed policy, under the guise of “social justice,” neither provides societal benefits or justice to any citizen of Cook County.
We have an opportunity, as Cook County voters, to have our voices heard. Many assume because the county is controlled by the “Chicago Political Machine” that we have no say whatsoever as to what goes on in our communities. I am here to tell you that we do have a say, but we must speak out together!
JUDGE O’BRIEN’S “PPP INITIATIVE”
PURSUE JUSTICE FOR VICTIMS OF CRIME
PRIORITIZE PUBLIC SAFETY
PROVIDE LEADERSHIP & EARN PUBLIC TRUST
Judge Pat O’Brien