Soros-Backed Prosecutor Refuses to Charge Gangs: Deadly Shootout a ‘Mutual’ Fight
At least one gang member was killed while two others were injured
Authorities are refusing to charge five gang members who were involved in a deadly shooting in Chicago on Friday.
According to the state's attorney, George Soros-backed Kim Foxx, the shootout was “mutual” combat.
They also stated that there was a lack of sufficient evidence.
Three gang members began shooting at a house in Chicago’s West Side to draw a rival faction out, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
The gang member inside the home fired back.
At least one gang member was killed while two others were injured.
Murder and aggravated battery charges were sought by the police, but all five were released on Sunday.
A Cook County state’s attorney’s office spokeswoman, Cristina Villareal, said prosecutors “determined that the evidence was insufficient to meet our burden of proof to approve felony charges.”
The police report cited the state's attorney office's decision not to press charges, saying: “mutual combatants was cited as the reason for the rejection.”
Combat which is mutual, means parties willingly engaged in some type of fight.
Chicago Police Chief of Detectives Brendan Deenihan said it was unclear who was firing, so, therefore, lacked enough evidence.
“You can’t determine who was discharging a firearm on the street from those cars, and that’s kind of the issue with this case,” Deenihan reportedly said.
"Also, the people in the house that we arrested, so everybody that was arrested in this case invoked their right to remain silent."
"And therefore, nobody besides the video which does show as the superintendent mentioned mutual combatants.”
“But even the victims who were shot refused to talk to the police, invoked their right to remain silent,” he continued.
“And then that’s where it made it difficult for the detectives to present a case saying ‘well this is the person who had a gun in their hand and they were discharging at this person who had a gun in their hand.’
"Because the video does not clearly show, you couldn’t tell if it was you or I or who was the actual discharge.”
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot blasted the decision:
“She’s got to explain to the public, why?” Lightfoot said.
“If the bad guys that are out there that are picking up guns and shooting without any regard for the sanctity of life do not believe that there’s accountability for them, the brazenness will not end.
"It will escalate it, it will continue, and our communities will not be safe.”