Everyone with a brain reacted with shock, outrage, bewilderment, and exhaustion as the charges against Empire star Jussie Smollett were dropped.
Evidence shows that Jussie Smollett staged an elaborate hate crime hoax in which he pretended to be the victim of a homophobic, white supremacist attack in January. He took advantage of political and racial tensions in America and drained the much-needed resources of the Chicago Police Department in a disgustingly selfish attempt to bolster his career.
Despite the scrupulously documented evidence that Smollett was behind the hateful scam, prosecutors declined to press charges. In a press conference, Smollett said, “I’ve been truthful and consistent on every single level since day one. I would not be my mother’s son if I was capable of one drop of what I have been accused of.”
The Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office issued a statement to The Hill: “After reviewing all of the facts and circumstances of the case, including Mr. Smollett’s volunteer service in the community and agreement to forfeit his bond to the City of Chicago, we believe this outcome is a just disposition and appropriate resolution to this case.”
Eddie Johnson, the Chief of Chicago Police, said that justice was not served.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel said that the decision not to prosecute was a “whitewashing of justice.”
The Chicago Police Department is already calling for an investigation into Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx.
While people with eyes in their heads are furious over the fact that this famous actor with powerful connections got away with such a vile, cynical act, CNN’s Brian Stelter made the ridiculous claim that “we may never know what really happened.”
The media and those with great political power continue to lie to us. They are motivated by self-interest and they consistently use identity politics to divide people, and spread distrust and fear.
We are living in the hoax era. UVA was a hoax. Kavanaugh was a hoax. Covington was a hoax. Russiagate was a hoax. And yes, the attack on Jussie Smollett was a hoax.
Barring a major development on the federal level, it looks like he will get away with it.