Moms Demand Action partners with Cook County SA Kim Foxx (yikes)
Updated: May 20, 2020
From the Cook County SA’s office:
What‘s interesting is that MDA is ok with partnering/being used by Foxx in this press release, because MDA’s “safe storage” and “guns in the home during the pandemic” stuff goes farther than just what’s mentioned:
MDA focuses a LOT on domestic violence and access to guns during the COVID-19 lockdown, so why on earth would they ally with Foxx for a press release from her office?
Chicago police and domestic violence advocates say they were caught off guard this week when Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx announced she was removing prosecutors from the domestic violence courthouse for 14 days after an employee tested positive for the coronavirus.
Except in the most violent cases, prosecutors have stopped accepting criminal complaints in person from people seeking the arrest of their alleged abusers. The office said it is setting up a way to handle the complaints by phone. Also, people are being told they can petition in civil court for emergency orders of protection, then return in two weeks for a personal review by prosecutors.
The cutbacks come as hotline calls are ticking up amid the