Fox News contributors Rochelle Ritchie and Richard Fowler on Friday schooled the network about why Jussie Smollett’s story seemed so believable to people in the black and LGBT communities.
Ritchie started off by talking about the experiences that black people have every day with white people calling the police on them for utterly frivolous reasons.
“We have seen multiple times in which he have been victims,” she said. “When you have black people having the police called on them for having a barbecue, for going to the pool with socks on, for studying in their dormitory, it’s not hard and it’s not inconceivable to think that something could potentially happen.”
Fowler then chimed in to say black people in Chicago in particular have had reason to mistrust police in the past, as evidenced by the case of Laquan McDonald, a black teenager who was gunned down by a Chicago police officer whom a jury determined had lied about his justification for opening fire.
“People were very slow in the black and LGBTQ community to believe the Chicago Police Department at face, because after the Laquan McDonald cover up, people were like, ‘I know there’s a break of trust between communities of color and police,” he said.
Watch the video below.
On Fox, @RochelleRitchie and @Richardafowler explain that Jussie Smollett's assault claim was believable to black & LGBTQ people because we have been victims of seemingly ridiculous violence before, and the habitually abusive Chicago PD long ago lost the communities' trust. pic.twitter.com/BhrDiD3V6t
— Bobby Lewis (@revrrlewis) February 22, 2019
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