Kim Foxx, Illinois Prosecutor, Target of Assault Near Residence
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Kim Foxx, Illinois Prosecutor, Target of Assault Near Residence

According to court documents, Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx was allegedly beaten this past weekend close to her Chicago home.

William Swetz, the 34-year-old suspect, is accused of aggravated battery in a public place and aggravated assault with a motor vehicle.

According to reports, Swetz cursed at Foxx and almost ran her over with his car as he passed. Foxx allegedly gave a hand motion in response, after which Swezt allegedly turned his car around and hurled a drink at Foxx, hitting her in the face.

Shortly after the event, Swetz was taken into custody, but he has since been freed. Foxx escaped the encounter unscathed.

The event occurs more than a month after Foxx declared she would not be running for government again, capping a contentious tenure in public office.

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Since taking office in 2016 as the state’s attorney for Cook County, Illinois, Foxx has faced harsh criticism for her permissive enforcement practices, which include the way she handled the Jussie Smollett case.

Upon dropping charges against Smollett, the Black and gay actor, the prosecutor set off a chain reaction of protests. Smollett had fabricated a complex “hate crime” hoax in which he claimed two White people had attacked him in the streets of Chicago, screaming, “This is MAGA country,” tying a rope around his neck, and dousing him in bleach.

George Soros, a billionaire, gave Foxx a substantial amount of support upon taking office by contributing $400,000 to her campaign in 2016. Additionally, he gave $2 million to a fund that backed Foxx in the 2020 contest.

Foxx is one of the most well-known of the several far-left prosecutor candidates whom Soros has supported.

Soros usually backs candidates who are pro-lax enforcement, against cash bail, and pro-initiatives aimed at “restorative justice” for juvenile offenders, which include avoiding charging children as adults.

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