Kim Foxx’s Approach To Drug Crimes Is Bold — And Necessary

Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx outlined a bold step forward this week, envisioning some convicted marijuana dealers having their convictions automatically wiped clean, with those busted for cocaine and heroin possession possibly getting their convictions expunged.

We know this kind of talk is sure to rankle professed law-and-order types, and it certainly could never be done without a drug treatment network that is far more robust than what the county currently has.

“I think this is the gateway conversation to deeper conversations around treating addiction as a public health issue and looking at the drug economy that has flourished in these neighborhoods while every other bit of economy has abandoned them.”