Saturday, March 30, 2019

Cook County State's Attorney Says Jussie Smollett Was Not Exonerated


This week Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx caused widespread outrage after dropping all 16 charges against actor Jussie Smollett after he was caught staging a hate crime in Chicago [click here if you missed that].

Kim Foxx explains her reasons for dropping the case and confirms the actor was NOT exonerated...

In The Chicago Tribune Kim Foxx writes,
Let’s talk about the Jussie Smollett case. Let’s talk about his alleged actions, the decision about how best to prosecute and resolve the case, and the implications for our Chicagoland community.
There was considerable evidence, uncovered in large part due to the investigative work of the Chicago Police Department, suggesting that portions of Smollett’s claims may have been untrue and that he had direct contact with his so-called attackers. Claims by Smollett or others that the outcome of this case has “exonerated” him or that he has been found innocent are simply wrong. He has not been exonerated; he has not been found innocent.
So, why isn’t Smollett in prison or at least on trial? There are two different answers to this, both equally important.
First, the law. There were specific aspects of the evidence and testimony presented to the office that would have made securing a conviction against Smollett uncertain. In determining whether or not to pursue charges, prosecutors are required to balance the severity of the crime against the likelihood of securing a conviction. For a variety of reasons, including public statements made about the evidence in this case, my office believed the likelihood of securing a conviction was not certain.
In the interest of full transparency, I would prefer these records be made public. However, in this case, Illinois law allows defendants in certain circumstances to request that public records remain sealed. Smollett chose to pursue that avenue, and so my office is barred from releasing those records without his approval...
Read the full statement here.

8 comments:

Niyabinghi/ObeahWomanWarrior said...

I am going to need them to move on from this tired ass story, Jussie is a fucking liar, stunt queen, attention whore and the typical narcissistic delusional "actor". This shit blew up in the white gay liberal assholes who used this tool. While that crooked ass cops out there in Chicago coming so hard for him, they need to like someone else said on this blog yesterday, focus all that energy of the rampant crime and murder rate, them and that dusty ass Rahm character. It did not make sense to waste space on Jussie in prison, he's not a hardened criminal and while what he did was despicable , and spit in the faces of activist and those who fought not only for equal right for black and gays. The reality is we have bigger fishes to fry. I am also glad he went and sat his ass down from that idiotic NAACP award. Nigga lay low. Jussie you are a disgrace to the nubian race and a disgrace to the gay community. He need to go and do some serious self reflection and pay back the money that was wasted on looking for fake ass maga dudes.

Unknown said...

12:38 ok

Jesmit said...

@12:38, you said everything

Anonymous said...

It's going to come out about how his connections protected him. Y'all better not forget what he said... nobody is going to get in the way of the 'movement'... what movement is he talking about? Be weary of all those folks you love more than family. Insane.

Anonymous said...

It's not going away because Dusty Jussie came out after the charges were dropped to say he was being consistent and he wouldn't be his mother's child if he lied. He made an ass of the judicial system and the Chicago Police Department. He put two black men in his mess.
I don't care about what he did as an activist. All that people will remember is that a gay man who was not satisfied with his salary plotted a scheme to garner more money for himself using political bs!

He pulled their time and energy away from solving crimes that needed priority.
So for Kim to come out and say he was not exonerated, it makes him look even more like a clown. Sissy ass!!
Instead of dropping the charges they should have given him real community service!

Anonymous said...

Oh yes he was honey and you are poised to take the fall. Sad

Don balee me juh watch said...

It’s conjured BS to distract the masses.

ebonyhud said...

Money.

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