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Prosecutor Torches Soros-Backed Chicago DA Kim Foxx In Resignation Letter: ‘Will Not Raise My Son Here’
By Ryan Saavedra
May 10, 2023 DailyWire.com
Assistant State Attorney Jason Poje, a 20-year veteran prosecutor in Chicago, torched George Soros-backed Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx this month in his resignation letter and slammed the city’s “stupid” leaders who he said had set the city “on a course to disaster.”
The Chicago Contrarian, which obtained a copy of Poje’s exit email, said that Poje had been described by a former colleague as “one of the hardest working men I have ever worked with,” and had an excellent reputation as an ASA.
The publication noted that his email reserved “special ire for Kim Foxx,” even though he declined to use her name.
”After 20 years, I always kind of figured an email like this would start with ‘It is with a heavy heart that I leave … ‘ The truth is, I can’t get out of here fast enough,” he began.
He said that he was “truly honored” to work every day on behalf of victims of crime and that the opportunity “has been a gift for which I have no words to explain the extent of my gratitude.”
“And yet, I’m leaving. Why could that be?” he wrote. “The simple fact is that this State and County have set themselves on a course to disaster. And the worst part is that the agency for whom I work has backed literally every policy change that has the predictable, and predicted, outcome of more crime and more people getting hurt.”
“Bond reform designed to make sure no one stays in jail while their cases are pending with no safety net to handle more criminals on the streets, shorter parole periods, lower sentences for repeat offenders, the malicious and unnecessary prosecution of law enforcement officers, the overuse of diversion programs, intentionally not pursuing prosecutions for crimes lawfully on the books after being passed by our legislature and signed by a governor, all of the so-called reforms have had a direct negative impact, with consequences that will last for a generation,” he continued.
“Many years ago, my family found a nice corner of the suburbs,” he wrote. “Now my son, who is only 5, hears gunfire while playing at our neighborhood park, and a drug dealer is open-air selling behind my house (the second one in two years). If it were just me to consider, I’d stick it out. I’ve been through enough stupid State’s Attorney policies before. But this Office’s complete failure to even think for a moment before rushing into one popular political agenda after another has put my family directly in harm’s way.”
Poje said woke prosecutors suffered a “from a fundamental misunderstanding” of what their job is, which he said was “an obligation to fight like hell on behalf of the People.”
Instead, he said, those same prosecutors have decided “it’s worth risking citizens’ lives to have a little social experiment” and that the result have been “an increase in crime of all kinds, businesses and families pulling up the stakes, and the bodies piling up; the whole time with a State’s Attorney who insists there is nothing to see here, and if there is, it must be someone else’s fault.”
“And then they wonder why they cannot retain experienced prosecutors or even hire new ones … it’s because any true prosecutor recognizes the importance of this balance, and they will not be permitted to be a prosecutor under this administration,” he continued. “I will not raise my son here. I am fortunate to have the means to escape, so my entire family is leaving the State of Illinois. I grew up here, my family and friends are here, and yet my own employer has turned it into a place from which I am no longer proud to be, and in which my son is not safe.”