Aguilar calls on States Attorney Foxx to take tougher stand on crime
Statement from County Commissioner Aguilar: Aguilar calls on States Attorney Kim Foxx to take tougher stand on crime
The recent upsurge in violence in Chicago which many fear is spreading throughout the suburban Cook County region is of concern to every law-abiding resident of Cook County.
We cannot sit back and hope that these individuals, who clearly are taking advantage of recent rights protests, will subside.
This requires a forceful response from our law enforcement officials and I am especially calling on Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx to publicly declare her intent to prosecute these criminals to the fullest extent of the law.
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Ms. Foxx needs to address the perception that her recent actions to reduce prosecutions and dismissing cases against low-level, nonviolent offenders, is in part creating an atmosphere in which criminals feel empowered.
We cannot allow this to continue. We need to take action immediately. We need to make the protection of the rights of every citizen, Black, White, Hispanic, or of the many other racial groups in Cook County, our priority.
Commissioner Aguilar noted a recent report by the Chicago Tribune saying Foxx has dropped more prosecution than her predecessors. Click here to read the Chicago Tribune