To see what is in front of one's nose needs a constant struggle.
--- George Orwell

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Black Lies Matter: Jussie Smollet, Redux


NPR: 
A case that caused consternation and controversy in Chicago last year is entering a fresh chapter. On Tuesday afternoon, Jussie Smollett, a now-former actor on the show Empire, was again indicted by a grand jury in Cook County, Ill., for filing false police reports that he had been the victim of a hate crime near his home in January 2019.
This is the second time Smollett has been indicted for filing a false police report. Last March 7, a grand jury returned a 16-count indictment. But less than a month later, the Cook County State's Attorney Office dropped all charges against Smollett, a decision that ignited heated disagreement in Chicago and beyond. 
A press release issued Tuesday by the special prosecutor, Dan Webb, said that he had concluded that further prosecution of Jussie Smollett is ''in the interest of justice." 

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