Cook County Attorney Kim Foxx has “consistently failed” to protect formerikago residents from violent crime, a Fox & Friends First city council member told Friday.
Alderman for the 15th Ward of agoikago, Ward Raymond Lopez, whose office and home have been vandalized in recent weeks, is calling Foxx after it approved 42 charges, most of which were theft, amid a second wave of riots and looting in the windy city this week.
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“This is very little, very late at the moment,” Lopez told hosts Jillian Mele and Todd Piro. “We should have made criminal charges two months ago when the city of agoikago rebelled and was first kidnapped by these organized robbers.”;
He added: “Now to say that we are finally taking action as the second round only sends the message that agoikago does not have a unified crime fighting strategy because politicians are too busy arguing rather than protecting the public.”
Lopez’s comments come after Foxx said, “Pointing the finger of guilt will not make us safer … it will not bring us closer to justice … stop shooting or robbing, and our communities deserve more, “in an op – also for the Chicago Tribune on Wednesday.
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The Tribune reports that Foxx has dismissed more than 25,000 crime cases – including murder cases – during its term from November 2019, a rate 35% higher than its predecessor.
“The approach that Kim Foxx is taking is to deviate from her responsibility and her failure to actually do her job, which is to prosecute criminals,” Lopez said.
“You have to show that there are consequences for bad behavior. This is not a partisan issue. This is not a political issue,” he said. “It’s a universal issue that if you do something wrong you have to take responsibility, and it has consistently failed over the years, and now that ‘s just the culmination of all those efforts.”
In June, Lopez called on Mayor Lori Lightfoot to pray for help following the riots and looting that gripped the city after George Floyd’s death, and in audio taken from WTTW-TV, the Democrat chairman said, “I think you are 100 full percent es —, is what I think. “
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The agoikago police department launched a website with videos of the robberies to help identify criminals, but alderman says it will not work if elected officials do not work together.
“The real test will be whether the CPD, or not, the attorney general, or whether Lori Lightfoot pushes people to act,” Lopez said. “Simply putting videos out for fun will do nothing unless we are willing to follow people and hold people accountable.”