Dean James at Right Wing Tribune
As you know by now, the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office said it will not be prosecuting Jussie Smollett, who was previously accused of faking an anti-black, anti-gay hate crime in Chicago.
Smollett previously pled “not guilty” to 16 counts of disorderly conduct stemming from the alleged incident in which he claimed two men beat him, poured bleach on him and placed a rope around his neck before yelling, “This is MAGA country.
That all proved to be a complete LIE! It was two of his black friends that helped stage the attack.
The decision to dismiss the charges has sparked outrage across the country.
Chicago PD is PISSED OFF.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is PISSED OFF!
And so is The Fraternal Order of Police!
They have renewed demands to investigate Cook County State Attorney Kim Foxx and her possible interference in the Jussie Smollett case.
Mary Margaret Olohan at The Daily Caller reports that this is not the first time that the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) has demanded an investigation of Foxx. They initially did so when Foxx tried to persuade Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson to transfer the Jussie Smollett case over to the FBI.
Her request came after Foxx found out from the former chief of staff to former first lady Michelle Obama that Smollett’s family had concerns about the probe. The police ultimately kept the investigation, but Foxx recused herself.
The Fraternal Order of Police said at the time that they found this behavior inappropriate, and the decision of Foxx’s office to drop all charges Tuesday has only exacerbated their suspicions.
“The conduct of her office from the very beginning of this cases was highly, highly suspicious,” Vice President of FOP Martin Preib told the Chicago Sun-Times.
“The entire country is outraged by it. The evidence is overwhelming that he was legitimately charged in this case. This decision [to drop the charges] appears to be utterly arbitrary, capricious and suspicious.”
Preib was cryptic when asked about his suspicions on what an investigation would reveal. “I have my dark suspicions, but it’s not appropriate to give voice to them just yet.”
Meantime, First Assistant State’s Attorney Joseph Magats told reporters he still believed Smollett filed a false police report. He said prosecutors “stand behind the investigation and the facts,” adding, “this was not an exoneration.”