WTF Just Happened?
Posted on March 26, 2019
We assumed there would be some sort of judicial hijinks involved with the Smollett case given our pro-criminal State’s Attorney and all, but we didn’t foresee anything like what went down today. And judging by the various reactions, no one else did either.
“In a stunning reversal, Cook County prosecutors abruptly dropped all charges in an indictment accusing Smollett of staging the Jan. 29 attack in Streeterville and falsely claiming he was the victim of a hate crime.
In exchange, prosecutors said, Smollett agreed to forfeit the $10,000 he’d posted for his bond and perform community service. The purported deal appeared to be hastily arranged — Smollett only completed the community service Monday — and apparently was not put in writing.
While prosecutors claimed to have overwhelming evidence, the deal did not require Smollett to admit he did anything wrong. What’s more, Smollett’s lawyers have vehemently disputed there was an agreement at all, and now the entire court file has been sealed at the defense’s request.
The unanswered questions surrounding the development left many wondering what might have happened behind the scenes. It also appeared to have caught Chicago police brass by surprise and brought swift condemnation from Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who called it a “whitewash of justice.” “
Strange things are afoot at the Circle K. In any event, we’re still patiently waiting for the federal mail fraud and/or terrorism charges to come down.
Of course, CWBChicago has an exclusive: Chicago Police Department’s complete investigative file of Jussie Smollett case.
Find additional commentary over at Second City Cop in what has to be one of their most commented articles ever.