Cook County AG Kim Foxx wants to wipe the records of thousands of marijuana dealers in the Chicago area and is open to expunging heroin and cocaine possession offensesCook County Attorney General Kim Foxx wants to automatically delete records for those caught selling 30 to 500 grams cannabis If successful the top prosecutor may include cocaine and heroin possession for expungementFoxx said in some areas of Chicago, drug dealing is the ‘only economy that they had’ She called the move a ‘test balloon’ for re-examining drug laws across USFoxx expunged 2,200 lower-level cannabis records after legalization in 2020 Her office caused outrage over their handling of Jussie Smollett case, after they dropped charges against the Empire actor accused of staging a racist attackShe was re-elected to her post this year after being branded a ‘cheerleader for criminals’
One of the Chicago area’s top prosecutors wants to expunge the records of thousands of people for drug-related offences in a controversial ‘test balloon’ for the country’s drug laws.
Kim Foxx, attorney general for Cook County in Illinois, said she wants to automatically wipe clean the records of people found selling cannabis in larger amounts, as well as potentially the arrest records for harder drugs like heroin and cocaine, in a bold new ‘vision’ that was revealed today.
The 48-year-old, who is the first black woman in her post, called the move a ‘larger, progressive’ approach to treating drug addiction and said that in some areas of Chicago, drug dealing ‘was the only economy that they had.’
Foxx’s office has already automatically deleted 2,200 low-level cannabis convictions for possession of 30 grams or less; the amount that’s now legal to carry since the drug