The whole Jussie Smollett situation stinks to many, including my colleagues. It appears that he essentially paid to have his name cleared by letting the city keep his $10,000 bond and doing 18 hours of community service for Jesse Jackson. That’s it. Charges dropped.
Chicago police aren’t happy about it.
“I think it’s amazing, every single day I represent Chicago police officers, men and women, and I am humbled by their dedication and courage,” said Chicago Police Union attorney Tim Grace. “Then to have them go out, do the heavy lifting in this city, to go and run towards the bullets, not away from the bullets, and then to have this happen under some theory of restorative justice, it is absolutely causing a lot of angst among many Chicago police officers.”
Now information is circulating that Michelle Obama’s former chief of staff may have had a hand in getting Smollett off the hook. If this is true (and it certainly seems to be), there needs to be a new investigation immediately.
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