Veteran prosecutor Jim Murphy resigned from the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office Friday, blasting his boss Kim Foxx in an office-wide letter on the way out:
I can’t continue to work in an Administration I don’t respect.
It would be a great honor to continue fighting for victims of crime, and I’d love to support each one of you in this fight against the massive crime which is destroying our communities.
I would love to be able to remain. But, this Administration is not for me. Leadership is something I do not believe in.
Jim, wow, what do you feel?
State’s Attorney Foxx, you may remember, was the prosecutor during the infamous Jessie Smollett hoax. We’ll circle back to that in a minute, but Murphy, an Assistant State’s Attorney and a 25-year veteran prosecutor, described an understaffed office that was “more concerned with political narratives and agendas than with victims and prosecuting violent crime.” (A state’s attorney functions much the same as a district attorney; it’s just how some states define the title. Foxx serves as the Cook County’s head prosecutor, including the City of Chicago.
Here’s Murphy’s letter in full:
NEW: Fox obtains scathing resignation of one of Kim Foxx’s top ASA’s — Jim Murphy- writing in part:
“how many mass shootings does there have to be before something is done? This administration is more concerned with political narratives….” pic.twitter.com/T7uHNzGUWf
— Matt Finn (@MattFinnFNC) July 29, 2022
The Chicago Sun-Times
Murphy, who could not be reached directly for comment, zeroed in on many of the issues that have made Foxx a target of opponents who argue she’s gone easy on some accused of violent crimes, as carjackings and gun violence have risen in the Chicago area.
Murphy addressed many of Murphy’s concerns in his letter. But his final takeaway is clear:
Fairness. Accountability. Integrity. Respect. Collaboration. These words ought to mean something. … Yet time after time after time, this Administration has shown that they don’t live the meaning of those words. Or they don’t care.
This isn’t the first time Foxx has been in the news for questionable decisions. Actor-in-more-ways-than-one Smollett—or as Tucker Carlson likes to call him, “Juicy Smollée”—claimed in 2019 that he was attacked by two white men wearing red MAGA hats in sub-zero weather at 2:00 A.M. in Chicago. Uh-huh. You got it.
While the report was untrustworthy from the beginning, celebrities and politicians jumped on board quickly. RedState had detailed coverage of events as they unfolded, but suffice it to say that the drama had many more twists and turns than Jussie’s since-cancelled TV show Empire. It turns out Foxx had connections to the Smollet family. Even though he was lying about it, his charges were dropped and he went free. After public outcry, Special Prosecutor Dan Webb was brought in to investigate, and he found “substantial abuses of discretion and operational failures” in Foxx’ decisions. Code: Corruption and massive conflicts of interests.
Foxx and Chicago as well as the media and Smollett themselves were embarrassed throughout the entire episode, but Foxx somehow survived.
Jim Murphy’s bruising resignation letter is the result of two anonymous ASA letters addressed to Kim Foxx.
Foxx’s incompetent management of CCSAO has been exposed by all three letters.
Foxx is a remarkable public humiliator.
— Chicago Contrarian (@ChicagoContrar1) July 30, 2022
We at RedState have been highly critical of “progressive” prosecutors, and for good reason. Progress to me implies that things improve, but the opposite has happened under the watches of woke district attorneys like LA’s George Gascon (facing a potential recall), former SF DA Chesa Boudin (recalled), Manhattan’s Alvin Bragg, and yes, Cook County’s Kim Foxx. They are ruining our cities, by allowing criminals to go free and ignoring the victims of crime. We also criticize them for putting political interests above real justice. All of the above mentioned are funded by George Soros, a billionaire whose goal it appears is to destroy America.
Jim Muphy is a hero for once again urging these charlatans to be removed before further tragedy and death can be attributed to their rule.