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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot lashed out at Cook County State Attorney Kim Foxx in her decision not to bring charges against those arrested in a deadly daylight caught on camera last week between rival gang members, citing “mutual combatants” are putting.

“He has to explain to the public, why? Given that evidence, a pod camera there that captured the whole thing and police officers in uniform at the scene, and a squad car there, why isn’t that enough?” Lightfoot said at a news conference on Monday. “If the bad guys out there are taking up guns and shooting, regardless of the sanctity of life, don’t believe they have accountability, shame will not end. It will grow, it will continue and our communities are not safe. Will stay.”

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One person was killed and five others were taken into custody and later released in connection with a shooting in the Austin neighborhood on the city’s West Side on Friday. Three gang members opened fire at a family home in broad daylight in an attempt to drive out members of an opposing gang. Three men inside opened fire, killing one of the criminals outside.

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More than 70 rounds of shells were recovered from the shooting captured on city cameras, and a set of uniformed officers in a marked squad car were also on the scene within a short time and in activity, Lightfoot, as well as five aldermen, Letter The recipient Granthshala 32, against at least two surviving initial attackers, urged Foxx to reconsider felony charges such as attempted murder.

The letter states that people inside the house refused to come out and a SWAT team was called, giving the trio three times to get rid of all their guns and clear any remaining evidence. Several gun cases, but no weapons were found, a fact the mayor and alderman say alone warrant further investigation.

“After seeing this, the deep understanding I got from the detectives investigating, that judgment is really hard to understand,” Lightfoot continued in his press conference on Monday. “It’s complicated, of course. But we really urge the state’s attorney to get involved personally, look at the evidence, and I believe there are allegations that should be made at least against those individuals.” Can be brought to those who started firing.”

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“We cannot live in a world where there is no accountability,” Meyer said. “When there is no accountability, which means those causing havoc, who fire indiscriminately or shoot at a target, but without regard for the sanctity of life and the health and welfare of others, if they are to be caught in the criminal justice system.” To hold them accountable, we’re going to see a level of shamelessness that will send the city into chaos. We can’t let that happen.”

Foxx defends his office’s decision Statement Later released on Monday, it said Lightfoot, as a former federal prosecutor, should have known better than to try cases in the media without sufficient evidence.

“As a former federal prosecutor, the mayor is aware of the prosecutor’s moral obligation to only bring charges where the facts, evidence and the law support it,” Foxx said. “She is also fully aware that as a prosecutor we are obliged not to try cases in the media. It is not clear why she chose to make such statements, especially as ours by the CPD Absent the complete information furnished in the office.”

“The facts presented by the mayor today are not consistent with the facts presented to us by the CPD, and do not arise from the evidence we have received,” the state prosecutor continued. “The shocking violence that has ravaged our communities is appalling, however, so we must adhere to both our ethical and legal standards in evaluating allegations. As a former prosecutor, she knows this.”

Foxx reported that detectives arrived at his office on Friday “and admitted early on that they were unable to determine how events unfolded, given the chaotic nature of the scene.”

“We reviewed the evidence that was presented to us in consultation with the detectives and they agreed that we were unable to accept the charges based on the evidence presented,” she wrote. “However, as always, as additional evidence is gathered, we stand ready to charge if appropriate.”

Foxx reportedly cited “mutual combatants” in its decision not to press charges, a legal term when both sides voluntarily entered a fight on equal terms. But Meyer and Alderman wrote in their letter on Monday that from their point of view, “the people who opened fire are not ‘mutual combatants’ and were certainly not firing in self-defense.”