A 20-year veteran Chicago prosecutor has had enough with the city and state’s leadership and their string of woke mistakes. Jason Poje told his former colleagues and superiors that “I can’t get out of here fast enough.”
He further asserted that his child hears gunfire while in a local park and a drug dealer is doing business out in the open behind his house.
The result of the chaos for Poje is simple enough, as he declared “I will not raise my son here.”
The 69-year-old Poje is no transplant — he grew up in the Windy City and recounts many years ago finding a quiet suburb for a place to raise his family. Everything changed, however, and he said he is taking his entire family out of the state of Illinois.
Chicago’s descent into third-world chaos is self-inflicted, Poje charged. He also laid much of the blame on the very agency he worked for, the office of Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx.
Though @SAKimFoxx only recently announced she would not seek a third term, the exodus of competent ASAs running for the exit continues.
Contrarian has Jason Poje's exit e-mail to colleagues.
Mr. Poje directs some harsh criticism at Ms. Foxx.https://t.co/AaOIvpiDuD
— Chicago Contrarian (@ChicagoContrar1) May 6, 2023
The far left prosecutor, he charged, “has backed literally every policy change that had the predictable, and predicted, outcome of more crime and more people getting hurt.”
Though he never mentioned Foxx by name, his meaning was clear. “I’ve been through enough stupid State’s Attorney policies before,” he wrote.
Poje added, “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.”
Even as all kinds of crime increases and businesses and families are pulling up stakes, bodies continue to pile up.
How is this met by the State’s Attorney? She insists “there is nothing to see here, and if there is, it must be somebody else’s fault.”
So, what exactly are these destructive policies coming from the top?
According to the Poje, they include bond reform putting criminals back onto the street with no safety net, shortened paroles, lenient sentencing for repeat offenders, and prosecutors targeting the police for “unnecessary prosecution.”
He further blamed expansive diversion programs and declining to prosecute crimes clearly on the books. The result, Poje concluded, is a “social experiment” that has tipped the justice system “in favor of criminals and their defense attorneys.”