If you thought the whole Jussie Smollett hate crime hoax saga was over, you better think again. As it turns out, this bad boy is headed for even more dramatic twists, so many in fact, you’d think you were trapped in an M. Night Shyamalan movie.
The city of Chicago itself is planning to file a lawsuit against the actor for allegedly faking the attack against himself and wasting city resources.
The same day this was announced, the Chicago Fraternal Order of Police and dozens of suburban police chiefs are demanding the resignation of the prosecutor whose office dropped the 16 felony charges against Smollett.
In a development reported by the Chicago Tribune — the editors of which have strongly criticized Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx and her office for the “indefensible” decision to drop the Smollett charges — the Chicago FOP, joined by “some 30 suburban police leaders,” escalated their criticism of Foxx, openly calling for her resignation in a press conference Thursday.take our poll - story continues below
“People standing around me can give you countless examples of how Ms. Foxx’s lack of prosecution has cost our members and police officers … an enormous amount of problems,” Chicago FOP President Kevin Graham told reporters. “Not to mention the fact that the people in Cook County are depending on prosecutors to put people in jail and charge them accordingly.”
Their problems with Foxx, said Graham, didn’t originate with her handling of Smollett, but it appears to be the decision to suddenly drop all 16 charges in a case that cost the city so much and caused so many problems that was the last straw. “We need to have a prosecutor who is going to charge people when they commit a crime,” Graham stressed. “If there’s no charges and nobody goes to jail, then obviously the law doesn’t mean anything.”
Foxx released a response stating in no uncertain terms that she has no plans of stepping down from her position:
“I was elected by the people of Cook County to pursue community safety, prevent harm, and uphold the values of fairness and equal justice. I’m proud of my record in doing that, and I plan to do so through the end of my term and, if the people so will it, into the future.”
The Chicago FOP absolutely has the right idea. We are a nation of laws, and part of what is supposed to make our country so amazing is that those laws apply equally to all citizens, regardless of status, class, race, gender, ect.
By allowing Smollett off the hook, the prosecutor’s office is essentially saying that if you have friends in high places and a lot of extra money, what you do doesn’t really have any consequences.
This sort of thing disillusions people from believing in the criminal justice system, and in case Foxx hasn’t noticed, a lot of folks already believe it’s a total crock.
If she really wants to make things better, she needs to step down effective immediately.
Source: Daily Wire