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 doubt there is a two tiered system of justice in this country?
— Dinesh D'Souza (@DineshDSouza) March 26, 2019
This is what real collusion is.
— Ken Huntley (@kenhuntley1) March 26, 2019
GTFO: So Jussie Smollett is getting a pass for being a liberal… I mean.. cough.. "his work in the community."ADVERTISEMENT
Had he been a conservative and the roles were reversed, Chicago would lock him away for 40 years.
I guess he'll be hitting the campaign trail with Kamala next week.
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) March 26, 2019
Jussie Smollett walks.
Here is the silver lining:
It finally proves that “white privilege” is a racist lie. https://t.co/zOJx2OoOP9
— Stefan Molyneux (@StefanMolyneux) March 26, 2019ADVERTISEMENT
So I guess if you're a famous Democrat in Chicago, this is what "justice" looks like? Not corrupt at all. 🙄 https://t.co/LsF1KCxPZM
— Andrew Surabian (@Surabees) March 26, 2019
It is this sort of bulls*** that makes a mockery of the criminal justice system. They didn't even pry an apology out of this jackass. https://t.co/2Co6SQbZAT
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) March 26, 2019
Jessie Smollett free and clear of all changes. Another attack on the American people and the entertainment industry who support our President. He needs to be held for his hate crime!ADVERTISEMENT
— Kaya Jones (@KayaJones) March 26, 2019
Jussie Smollett is perfect example of how our justice system is broken
You can be a Democrat and get away with anythingADVERTISEMENT
But if you're a Republican you get 29 FBI agents at your front door for sending an email about Hillary Clinton
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) March 26, 2019
– Believe you are above the law
– Commit idiotic crime in full public view
– Deny that you ever committed that crime
– Media runs cover
– Overwhelming evidence proves that you are guilty
– Demand special treatment
– Receive special treatment from Liberal prosecutors
– Walk free pic.twitter.com/IToKsCwBpMADVERTISEMENT
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) March 26, 2019
— Bobby Lewis (@revrrlewis) March 26, 2019