Prosecutors dropped all charges against actor Jussie Smollett and "wiped clean" his record -- and conservatives are furious.
The "Empire" star was accused of faking an anti-black, anti-gay hate crime in Chicago as part of an alleged publicity stunt, but the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office suddenly decided Tuesday to stop the prosecution.
Smollett had said his assailants yelled pro-Trump slogans and bigoted slurs against him during the alleged attack, and many conservatives had portrayed the president's supporters as the true victims in the incident.
What #JussieSmollett did was far worse than what I did. Yet he walks without so much as a misdemeanor! Can anyone d… https://t.co/TTJOaOymMY— Dinesh D'Souza (@Dinesh D'Souza)1553615517.0
GTFO: So Jussie Smollett is getting a pass for being a liberal... I mean.. cough.. "his work in the community." Ha… https://t.co/UxDCGPXS4c— Tim Young (@Tim Young)1553614722.0
It is this sort of bulls*** that makes a mockery of the criminal justice system. They didn't even pry an apology ou… https://t.co/wc2DsujHHR— Ben Shapiro (@Ben Shapiro)1553617226.0
Jessie Smollett free and clear of all changes. Another attack on the American people and the entertainment industry… https://t.co/q8KGId0ufW— Kaya Jones (@Kaya Jones)1553613202.0
- Believe you are above the law - Commit idiotic crime in full public view - Deny that you ever committed that cri… https://t.co/VFCftQgSZJ— Charlie Kirk (@Charlie Kirk)1553618773.0
Fox anchor Bill Hemmer: "The first thing you say" when pulled over by the police should be, "I'm sorry for wasting… https://t.co/7TA09D9zxa— Bobby Lewis (@Bobby Lewis)1553619325.0