Jussie Smollett Prosecutors Scramble to Justify Decision to Dismiss Case
Jussie Smollett Prosecutors Scramble To Justify Dismissal
The Cook County State’s Attorney has circulated an email asking prosecutors in the office to come up with other examples where they just dropped felony charges the way they did in the Jussie Smollett case … this, as Jussie was making a hasty retreat out of Chi-Town via O’Hare International Airport.
According to the memo, obtained by the CBS affiliate in Chicago, the brass wrote, “We are looking for examples of cases, felony preferable, where we, in exercising our discretion, have entered into verbal agreements with defense attorneys to dismiss charges against an offender if certain conditions were met, such as the payment of restitution, completion of community service, completion of class, etc.”
Here’s the problem. Jussie did not do community service. Community service is often part of a plea deal where a certain number of hours is required by defendants who are convicted or cop a plea. In Jussie’s case, all he did was spend a few hours over the weekend at Rainbow PUSH. That is not community service.
As for restitution .. Jussie forfeited a $10k bond, and that’s it. As the Mayor said, it doesn’t come near