In 1952, Alderman Robert Merriam remarked to journalist A.J. Liebling that Chicago “is the only completely corrupt city in America.”
That hasn’t changed in the dismissal of charges against Jussie Smollett.
Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx is one of the Socialist Spice Girls put together by Michelle Obama’s top lieutenants. That’s why Mayor Rahm Emanuel was out of the communication loop.
Why would Foxx have inappropriate ex parte communications and muck up her recusal?
Why would her office waive the customary demand for reduced sentencing by Smollett and offer no objection to the case file being immediately sealed?
Was Foxx making good on a promise?—accepting a bigger, better quid pro quo?—or just singing the tune she needed to sing to stay in the band?
That’s now a matter for the FBI to figure out.
What everyone has figured out about Chicago is that the rule of politics supersedes the rule of law.
Chicago—indeed—is completely corrupt.