UPDATE: Chicago PD FURIOUS! — Charges DROPPED against Jussie Smollett!

It’s just being reported that at an emergency hearing this morning, the charges against Jussie Smollett were dropped by State Attorney Kim Foxx.

The Chicago State Attorney has voluntarily dropped the charges and expunged Smollett’s record because of Smollett’s volunteer service to the community:

Here’s what Smollett’s attorney is saying..



Just as a reminder, this was 16 felony charges that have been dropped.

How does this happen after that press conference we saw a few weeks ago???

 
UPDATE:

It looks like another case of celebrity privilege. Welcome to Chicago.

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Army_Pilot1967
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This is a case of OJ Smollett. This must be a payback for the sins of white people since….like….forever!!!!
How can a person be indicted on 16 felony counts and the SA drops the case?????

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This is pure corruption.

ConstitutionalRepublic
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Shock and surprise.. Leftist Democrat Billionaire Subversive George Soros and his bought and paid for puppet prosecutors in Chicago, along with Michele Obama’s Tarmac Meeting 2.0 conversation, give the fake hate crime hoaxer Jussie Smollett a free pass from legal prosecution of his crime.

Moral of the story: If you’re a wealthy rich leftist elitist celebrity with connections and money, or high enough in the political chain-eg; Hillary, you can get away with anything.. aka Rule of Law For Thee, But Not For Me.. aka 2 tiered (in)Justice System

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I’d have more sympathy for the Chicago cops if they weren’t also pulling crap like this, where they busted down the door of a house where a family was holding a birthday party for their 4-year-old looking for someone with ecstasy that hadn’t lived there in five years:

https://reason.com/blog/2019/03/26/battering-ram-wielding-chicago-cops-cras

Dr. Strangelove
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Finrod FelagundFinrod Felagund There are a lot of good people in CPD, like the one who jumped in the Chicago River to save a drunk this winter. There is corruption, too, but busting the wrong house is just sloppy police work and it’s not limited to Chicago.

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There was talk of the federal crime of mail fraud, I believe. Is the FBI pursuing this? If so they may have the last word. If not, Smollett is free to continue his lie that he didn’t do it when a ton of irrefutable evidence shows that he did.

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In all likelihood, Smollett would have gotten himself a black jury, attacked the police force as racist, and gotten off just like O.J.

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It’s one thing to have a trial and the jury lets him get away with it. Quite another that the prosecution just drops the entire case AND the charges the grand jury indicted him on!

Hidyho
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This is very reminiscent of the JonBenét Ramsey case. Her parents were indicted by a grand jury, yet never prosecuted.

Dr. Strangelove
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@ Hidyho I heard a report that the Ramseys were recently proven innocent through DNA evidence.

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We should talk about that case some time, as I think I have an explanation for the whole thing. Maybe when there’s an open thread, but right now it would be off topic.

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AvatarLAPhil A quick search shows that I misremembered that, or the DNA was disproved.

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OK, since we’re discussing it anyway, here goes. This theory is not my own, and it was presented on a TV documentary about that case. It made total sense to me and I felt it really cleared up all the unanswered questions. Jon Benet Ramsey was killed when she got into a fight with her older brother, who hit her over the head with a blunt object which resulted in her unintentional death. When the parents saw what happened they were of course horrified and had to think of a way to protect their son from the consequences of what he had done. So they then concocted a phony story where Patty Ann Ramsey wrote a ransom note demanding an amount of money which just happened to be the same amount as that of her husband’s recent bonus check. She apparently had that number on her mind. Then they tied… Read more »

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That’s very interesting and plausible. I read some of the statement from the housekeeper, and her testimony makes it look like they did it, also. However, the housekeeper stated that she took the knife from the boy and hid it in a linen closet where only Mrs. Ramsey would have found it, which would point to her as a suspect.

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The prosecution didn’t want the divisiveness that Smollett would have caused the city. He had a high-priced defense attorney who would’ve found some racism at the Chicago PD and then tried to smear all the police officers as possibly racist. I also think an acquittal would’ve been worse than dropping the charges.

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BlaculaBlacula You’re not from Chicago, are you? You know how many black officers that they have? Even Superintendent Eddie Johnson is black.

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BlaculaBlacula Not if it was the rich, black folks in his Streeterville neighborhood.

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This is about black Americans believing black Americans can never be held responsible for a crime, and Kim Foxx + her constituents just contributed to the leftist mantra of ‘all of the injustice’ in America. It may help that he was a celebrity, and an activist with the right connections, but the left has indoctrinated a group of people to believe double standards are just, and they’ll be compelled to defend this decision.

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What a joke this legal system is. Justice by political affiliation. Or was it the “celebrity” status of someone I never heard of before he paid 2 other idiots to mark him up? What a f*cking joke.

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And the case has been sealed. Furthermore, people with ties to obama and rahm are involved. Did I mention the files have been sealed? This IS corruption!!!

Hidyho
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@Sentinel Add this to the loooooong list of cases that cost gazillions and winds up in a circular file somewhere.

Hidyho
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Now we have the faux outrage on (Fox news) by the dis-honorable Rahm Emanuel…

Dr. Strangelove
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HidyhoHidyho He’s on his way out, his influence could be waning.

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The Obamas pulled some strings…

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Ya think???

Dr. Strangelove
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SisterMarySisterMary Not necessarily, Chicago is no crookeder than it was before 0 graced it with his presence.

Hidyho
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Chicago police superintendent new conference..he is HOT “A deal was brokered to circumvent the justice system”.

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Well, how about the FBI? He used telecommunications to perpetrate this crime. They have some jurisdiction also. This more than stinks of corruption and bribery. A GRAND JURY indicted him. If this were Manafort he’d go to jail for life! WTH????

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James Woods has some pretty good coverage of Smollett on his twitter account — https://twitter.com/RealJamesWoods?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

Definitely worth a look.

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I imagine Smollett is big time leftist royalty…..top rated cable show, all black cast, and then he does this!?!?! He needed someone to drop the charges no questions asked…he screwed up royally!!

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Next up: SMOLLET ANNOUNCES BID FOR PRESIDENCY 2020!!

Hidyho
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LOL…the sad part is he could easily win the Dem primary.

Hidyho
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This just means that A) Someone in his circle has dirt on the right person. Or B) Someone in his circle paid the right person. And somewhere in the mix, Kim Foxx is involved. (Remember how she skeedadled to LA for the Oscars when this was happening?) She couldn’t distance herself far enough, FAST enough.

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Michelle Obama’s chief of staff intervened with Foxx. This has already been known. Time for DOJ to get involved.

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AvatarD Guest Oh thanks for updating me. Guess I hadn’t followed it that closely!

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AvatarD Guest So I guess watching Foxx walk the plank and then get exonerated is up next unamused

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i think we crashed their server grin

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sjmomsjmom You know, my 1st thought w/ this development was that Kim Foxx will somehow be shown to be involved in some way…then I saw your post, so thanks for the link! It’s going to be interesting to follow. flash

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sjmomsjmom Good. I hope they get their wish and Foxx get’s investigated.

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HY Privilege.

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Remember Brad Paisley’s song “Celebrity”?

There is a line in the song that says “I’ll get community service, no matter which laws I break” .

But Smollett got credit for the community service he did before the crime and that’s without having his community service explained in detail.

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I actually was advocating for community service for him from the beginning – but real community service, long term, hard work, hands on, getting to know what “MAGA hat wearing types” are really all about. That, and paying back every dime that was spent on his hoax, plus punitive damages.

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I just now heard on Tucker Carlson that Smollett did 18 hours over 2 days working for Jessie Jackson’s Rainbow Push, stuffing envelopes and such. This is exactly the OPPOSITE of what “community service” in his case should be about. What did he learn from this experience? NOTHING. Who did he help? Jessie Jackson? This really steams me.

Oh, and he forfeited only $10,000. Not $100,000 as was previously reported. How much was spent – wasted – on the hoax investigation?

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I am so cynical …first thought, President vindicated….. couple of days, Smollett completely cleared without trial!

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CruzGalCruzGal Is he getting community already served? I thought I saw a statement it was for his contributions to his community?

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SallyjohannaSallyjohanna Does 18 hrs at Rainbow Push do it for you? exclamation

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SallyjohannaSallyjohanna It’s easy to go there anymore.

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Yep….seems to be my first place…conditioned reflex…

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The police union is now getting involved against Foxx. Lots of info about Foxx coming out. I just heard that she is for illegal immigrants & asked people to use their bodies to block them from being apprehended. And much more about her!

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Apparently, Michelle Obama’s ex chief of staff reached out to Foxx. This is called “Obama privilege”. Time for those federal charges against Smollett for mail fraud. The Obama’s don’t have any more pull with the DOJ…………….this is now Trump’s DOJ.

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Celebrity privilege and a progressive prosecutor. I pretty well knew this was a possibility because of the politics of Chicago/Illinois. It’s a shame. I’ll bet if he was a nobody, he’d have had an example made of him.

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let a white boy get drunk and commit a stupid act which results in criminal mischief, and he’s branded for life as a felon- but let a gay black man/liberal commit 16 felonies, and he’s let go all charges dropped?

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@bob34 I pled down from a felony and you could consider me a white boy. It happens all the time, but not usually in a high profile case like this.

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Aristocrats and Bribes. Guaranteed.

I especially love how he’s still playing the victim in all this.

CruzGal
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What the…?

The Foxx woman recused herself. How can she possibly be the one to decide to drop the charges?

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Good point. I’d forgotten about that recusal. There was probably a contribution made to her next campaign.

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I’m happy this happened. This will help Trump get elected. This is a small price to pay fir the traction it gets amongst undecideds

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You think the “Trumpers ” that he said whooped his ass would’ve gotten off? Of course not.

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ryan-oryan-o AFAIK, the two Nigerian Trumpers got off.

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And now there’s an update that the Chicago PD is “furious.” Ya know, it seems like just an hour ago or so that I said:

Two-tier justice system. Somehow, it always seems to be the prosecutors rather than the police who decide not to go after the person with the “privilege.’

Oh, that’s right. It was just an hour ago……

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16 felonies was a bit overboard, but they should have left him on the hook for at least one or two and let him plead out to a misdemeanor.

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Avatarslantry This is Obama/Emmanuel country. Don’t forget he sent himself the threatening letter. It’s time for federal charges.

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Shocking … *rolls eyes*

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May Foxx let Smollet off the hook because of all the past criminal acts whites have perpetrated against blacks in this country….you know, slavery, Jim Crow laws, etc.

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Some animals are more equal than others.

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I hope the DOJ can do something. It’s just not right that these leftists keep stepping on the rule of law while using their power to persecute conservatives. Obama has left this country with rule if law turned in it’s head.

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IT’S THE CHICAGO WAY! The pic of obama whispering into Rahm Emanuel’s ear, telling him to drop it, came true. Surprised? Not in the least. If it is a black gay man, he can do anything and everything he wants. Look for more of this behavior in the future, as it occurred in the past multiple times. Justice is dead in Chicago and always has been.

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She’s black. What a surprise.

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That is a complete surprise to me……..NOT HARDLY!!!!!!!!!!

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If the law is not applied equally to all, we are being ruled, not governed. See Jussie and Hillary

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You are right. Hillary came from the Chicago area too….it is The Chicago Way.

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CharliCharli That’s right, she’s from Trailer Park Ridge. Something like that.

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Smollet gets an expungement too. Except all the press about it will live on in the Internet so the expungement will be of limited help.

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The 2-3 other crimes he committed came out when this one did; there is no such thing as expungement anymore. Anyone who believes in justice must stay as far away from Illinois as possible. It is the great corrupt experiment and it is alive.

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Black privilege

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He’s got everything going for him. Black gay anti-Trump Hollywood leftist.

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Friend of Obama??????

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ZombiewoofZombiewoof Bingo!

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Also, gay privilege.

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