Read this article the other day and thought it made some interesting points. Here are a few snippets.
" Kim Foxx was elected prosecutor over the fierce objections of the police, of Emanuel, and of the backers of the old paradigm. She ran as a reformer, arguing that the current approach is broken and that prosecutors should look for ways, when possible, to resolve problems without resorting to incarceration. The power of the office, she said, should be re-oriented toward the most dangerous and harmful of crimes."
"Smollett, Foxx reminded readers, committed a Class 4 felony, the least serious category, and is suffering massive personal and career consequences. Should he also be put behind bars? “I was elected on a promise to rethink the justice system, to keep people out of prison who do not pose a danger to the community,” she wrote."
And as to the recusal part:
"Foxx, because she had previously communicated with a relative of Smollett’s, recused herself from the decision-making process. But she’s standing by her deputy’s call."