Saturday, June 22, 2019

Special Prosecutor to Investigate Jussie Smollett Case

Back in March Cook County prosecutor Kim Foxx caused a firestorm for dropping all 16 charges against Jussie Smollett after he staged a hate crime hoax in Chicago [click here if you missed that].

Now a special prosecutor has been assigned to the case...

From NBC News
A judge ruled Friday that a special prosecutor needs to investigate Cook County State's Attorney Kimberly Foxx's handling of the Jussie Smollett case and that the "Empire" actor should be re-examined for possible criminal charges.
Cook County Circuit Court Judge Michael Toomin ruled in favor of Sheila O'Brien, a former appellate judge who had called for a special prosecutor to find why charges were dropped against Smollett over his allegedly false report that he was the victim of a racist, homophobic attack.
"The unprecedented irregularities identified in this case warrants the appointment of independent counsel to restore the public's confidence in the integrity of our criminal justice system," wrote Toomin, who is presiding judge over the Cook County Juvenile Justice Division.
Not only should a special counsel take a fresh look at Foxx's actions, but the independent prosecutor should look at "all aspects of the case" and "if reasonable grounds exist to further prosecute Smollett, in the interest of justice, the special prosecutor may take such action as may be appropriate," Toomin wrote.


Anonymous said...

R in NYC says:

They should put all that effort towards the contiinuing murders and gang violence.

Naturalblkluv said...

There are murder cases that don't get a special prosecutor but what is an assault case does ?

FlowthePodcast said...

Hussie shouldn't have gotten off scott free but they're doing way too much. This level of outrage and energy needs to go toward stopping or solving crimes that affect the everyday people of Chicago, not some attention-seeking celebrity.

Anonymous said...

this is just so stupid. why don't the kkk in blue leave this fuck shit alone!!

Anonymous said...

Just setting the scene to give him a pat on the back and save those that got him off charges.

Anonymous said...

Why would a murder case need a special prosecutor if no wrong doing was discovered on the part of the authorities? ija

Anonymous said...

LOL! It just goes on & on. This is his worst nightmare, by far the best payback for his attention seeking ass.

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