Tuesday, 26 March 2019

The Privilege Of Jussie Smollett - A Whitewash Of Justice

If the actor inspires others to create their own hate crime hoaxes, he is a threat to public safety.

There are many details and facts in the Jussie Smollett saga that we don’t yet know. And because the Cook County State’s Attorney announced today that they are dropping the charges against the actor, there’s a good chance that we never will.

But there are some things we do know:

Smollett had originally told the police that he was a victim of what clearly sounded like a hate crime. Per his story, two people attacked him, yelled homophobic and racist sentiments, screamed ‘this is MAGA country,’ and even tied a noose around his neck.
The Privilege Of Jussie Smollett - A Whitewash Of Justice
After weeks of investigation, Chicago police determined that Smollett had in fact hired two acquaintances to stage the attack and was a victim of nothing besides his own misguided agenda. The police said they had the $3,500 check the actor used to pay his two ‘attackers,’ and Smollett was subsequently indicted on 16 felony counts. 

Briefing reporters, police superintendent Eddie Johnson explained that ‘bogus police reports cause real harm. They do harm to every legitimate victim who is need of support by police, investigators, as well as the citizens of this city.’

In the interim, the Twittersphere blew up, debating and dissecting every inch of the case. Today, those conversations have returned, with the news that the State’s Attorney is dropping the case.

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