Ray Lewis

Exonerated Riff Raff


Yesterday, I asked on Twitter, “How in the hell did Jussie Smollett get away with committing a crime? He’s not a white Republican.”

True irony is Republicans laughing at liberals and calling them snowflakes over Trump kinda sorta being cleared by the Special Counsel, then getting upset that charges have been dropped for Jussie Smollett.

Yesterday, Chicago prosecutors dropped all charges against actor Jussie Smollett, who has been accused of creating a hate crime hoax. The city’s mayor and police department are highly outraged at this, not that you’ll ever see them get this angry over actual hate crimes.

That goes for the icky conservatives on social media too. People who have never acknowledged a hate crime incident in their entire lives were livid over Smollet’s supposed hoax. I say “supposed” because guess what…he hasn’t been found guilty. Legally, I can’t say he did it.

Prosecutors kept Smollett’s bond and acknowledged his community service and clean record before the hate crime incident. They said he’s not a danger to the public and if you’ve seen him, you would have to agree.

Smollett immediately declared himself innocent, as he’s been doing all along. That really upset his critics, but you can’t blame him. If they let you go and drop all charges, why sell yourself out now?

It’s extremely rare for prosecutors to let someone go without receiving a plea agreement. They probably could have gotten a guilty plea out of the guy in exchange for dropping some of the 16 charges against him. Perhaps it’s the number of charges as to why they dropped the entire case. Perhaps they were afraid a trial would have exposed something about the police department’s investigation. This is Chicago.

If Smollett did perpetuate a hoax, it is outrageous and does serious harm to people who report actual hate crimes, which conservatives never pay attention to anyway. But, 16 charges? The Chicago P.D. went after Smollett as if he was Osama bin Laden. The city hadn’t seen a scofflaw of this ill repute since Al Capone.  Skinny gay actor terrorizes city. Film at eleven. Lock up your daughters…no, wait. They’re safe.

I’m less outraged over Smollett than I am at a racist toddler in collusion with Russians while having his finger on the nuclear trigger. What? No collusion? Forget the campaign, he’s in collusion with them now.

I hate what Smollett did, but if it pisses Trump supporters off, then I’m glad he got off. I’ll trade the conviction to watch the irony. The sweet, sweet irony.

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