Jussie Smollett officially charged with disorderly conduct and filing a false police report
Make him pay a steep price for lying, faking a hate crime, and trying to incite massive conflict for personal gain
Prison is what he deserves
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) February 21, 2019
Chicago police had made official what many have anticipated for several days. Alleged hate-crime hoaxer Jussie Smollett is now suspected of filing a false police report, a class 4 felony. There may be other crimes being investigated as well.
Case Update: Jussie Smollett is now officially classified as a suspect in a criminal investigation by #ChicagoPolice for filing a false police report (Class 4 felony). Detectives are currently presenting evidence before a Cook County Grand Jury. pic.twitter.com/FhDcbBKsuU
— Anthony Guglielmi (@AJGuglielmi) February 20, 2019
Now is not the time for Trump supporters to gloat whether we want to or not. We need to be sober and take the high ground in our rebukes against leftist media, celebrities, and politicians who rushed to judgment in supporting Smollett’s claims but who are now suddenly more cautious about denouncing them as a hoax.
Smollett is a mess. It would be easy to feel at least a little pity for him if he were to come out and admit what he did. Instead, his lawyers are still claiming that he is the victim here despite mounting evidence that he was actually trying to fool the world.
His crimes may end up being filing a false police report and/or mail fraud, but his real crime was stoking the ongoing fires of false outrage directed at conservatives across the nation. There has been damage done and Smollett may be one of the causes.