Last year, actor Jussie Smollett was exposed for having faked a hate crime against himself, vilifying Trump supporters and wasting police time and resources in the process. When the hoax was exposed, it looked like Smollett would be held responsible.
Then, without warning, the federal prosecutor assigned to the case dropped all the charges against him, leaving people angry and confused.
As you may recall, Cook County prosecutor Kim Foxx dropped all charges against actor Jussie Smollett. The “Empire” actor allegedly staged a hate crime against himself to draw attention, because he was upset he wasn’t being paid enough for his work on the popular TV show.
Smollett claimed he was attacked by Trump supporters late at night in downtown Chicago. Chicago isn’t known for being a bastion of Trump supporters, so the report seemed unlikely from the get-go.
Despite overwhelming evidence that showed Smollett was guilty, Foxx dropped 16 charges against the actor.
However, Smollett is not out of hot water. A special prosecutor has just concluded another investigation into Smollett and has announced that he will be charged with another six-count indictment.
Fox 32 Chicago reported, “Dan K. Webb, special prosecutor for Cook County, today announced that the Office of the Special Prosecutor (“OSP”) has now completed all of its investigative steps regarding Jussie Smollett, and has made the decision to further prosecute Mr. Smollett. Based on the recommendation of the OSP, a Cook County grand jury returned a six-count indictment charging Jussie Smollett with making four separate false reports to Chicago Police Department officers related to his false claims that he was the victim of a hate crime, knowing that he was not the victim of a crime,” Webb said in a statement…
In August, a judge appointed Webb, a former U.S. attorney, as a special prosecutor to look into why the original charges were dropped. Webb also was looking into whether calls that Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx had with a Smollett relative and an ex-aide of former first lady Michelle Obama unduly influenced the decision to drop charges. Foxx recused herself from the case but continued to weigh in.
Last year, the Cook Country held a bizarre rally with Jessie Jackson’s Rainbow Push Coalition.
Foxx went right into victim mode: “I am undaunted by the events of the last two weeks … I believe that this has sparked a reason for us to have a conversation about where we really stand on criminal justice reform, what we really believe when we talk about the rhetoric of a broken system and fixing it.”
It’s always about a “conversation” with liberals.
How about having a conversation about how biased Foxx’s office is regarding who they prosecute?
Earlier in the same rally, Illinois Congressman Bobby Rush railed against the Chicago Police for their supposed systemic racism.
Rush unleashed a tirade against the police: “The FOP is the sworn enemy of black people, the sworn enemy of black people… The FOP has always taken the position that black people can be shot down in the street by members of the Chicago Police Department, and suffer no consequences.”
Of course, it is always about racism—except this time, the whole thing was staged.
And yet these people keep blaming racial injustices as the culprit for the ills of society.
Jussie Smollett deserves to spend years behind bars, and now he might be on his way.