Say what? Jussie Smolett charges dropped?
Posted Tuesday, March 26, 2019, at 11:35 AM
Jose M. Osorio / Chicago Tribune (Catch the tattoo on the policeman's arm)
Do you believe that THEY (whomever they are) now say "there should never be an attempt to prove a case in the court of public opinion." Not that I like more laws but boy, I wish this were a law. Maybe it is only good for certain people?
"Jussie was attacked by two people he was unable to identify on January 29th. He was a victim who was vilified and made to appear as a perpetrator as a result of false and inappropriate remarks made to the public causing an inappropriate rush to judgement," the statement read.
"Jussie and many others were hurt by these unfair and unwarranted actions. This entire situation is a reminder that there should never be an attempt to prove a case in the court of public opinion. That is wrong. It is a reminder that a victim, in this case Jussie, deserves dignity and respect. Dismissal of charges against the victim in this case was the only just result."
Will this be picked up by the Federal folk, or is this really done? Did Chicago think it was going to be too much of a media circus (it was)? Too much backlash from all sides? Too hot a "football" to handle?
The Chicago Tribune seems to be the only news source that noticed he is forfeiting his $100,000 bail money. Would that be considered preferential treatment for the rich? Surely not!! "Smollett’s attorney, Patricia Brown Holmes, said the defense reached no deal with prosecutors. Smollett agreed to forfeit his $100,000 bond “so he could go on with his life and get this over with,” she said."