Former Congressman Attempts to Stay Relevant

Former Congressman Luis Gutierrez recently held a press conference to lash out at Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx for failing to review the body camera video in the Adam Toledo case before one of her prosecutors offered a proffer in court stating that Adam had a gun in his had at the very moment he was shot.

As I cover in the show there is certainly something wrong with this demand. It reeks of exceptionalism and the fact that it would acceptable for Foxx to allow a prosecutor to do their job without oversight in ordinary cases because it is not important if they lie in those cases.

It seems like former Congressman Gutierrez might be exploiting this tragedy to get himself back on the stage in an effort to make himself more relevant than he has been since he left congress. It is hardly a secret that he has all but disappeared from the public stage. This is certainly not above any Chicago politician to exploit a tragedy for their own purposes. Congressman Gutierrez even goes so far to demand a meeting with Foxx. It seems like he is committed to making sure he stays on the stage for few weeks.

Also on today’s show we cover the following topics:

  • the city filing suit against an Indiana gun store
  • a Tribune columnist that believed the mayoral candidates when they say they will solve Chicago’s violence issues
  • WBEZ’s review of Supt. Brown’s first year in office
  • a new recurring segment titled “FOP Watch” where we keep an eye on the Chicago Fraternal Order of Police
  • The Marshall Project’s story on veteran cops as bad trainers

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Tracy has nearly two decades of experience researching and working within criminal justice systems. When Tracy began pursuing a career dedicate to system reform, he found that no single organization existed to promote evidence-based discussions among law enforcement agencies and the communities they serve. Recognizing that citizens in Chicago deserved the right to demand transparency in their criminal justice system, Siska established the Chicago Justice Project. He received his Master of Arts degree in Criminal Justice at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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