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Smollett Lawyers: Actor is a victim, so special prosecutor not needed

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They are trying to victimize the gay black man again.Justice for Jussie.

 

CHICAGO
Lawyers for Jussie Smollett on Friday filed motions contending that because the actor was the victim of an attack earlier this year in Chicago a judge should reverse his decision to appoint a special prosecutor.
Cook County Circuit Judge Michael Toomin named a special prosecutor to investigate why State's Attorney Kim Foxx's office dropped all charges alleging the "Empire" television series actor made up the attack to promote his career. Toomin has not filled the position, nor set a date for the next hearing in the case.
In the motions filed Friday, Smollett's defense attorneys contended the case has been "a travesty of justice."
"Not only have the media and the public failed to critically look at the evidence (and lack thereof) against Mr. Smollett, but now, (Toomin) has accepted false media reports to presume Mr. Smollett guilty of charges which he pled not guilty to and which were dismissed against him," the motion states.
The motions call for the judge to either drop the special prosecutor appointment, or to limit the scope of the investigation to "potential misconduct" and not allow a do-over of the hate crime investigation.
In addition to challenging the decision for a special prosecutor, defense attorneys asked that Toomin be removed from the case, contending he is biased.
The case began in January with Smollett's allegations he was the victim of a racist and homophobic attack. He was eventually arrested on charges he lied to police and instead staged the attack with the help of brothers Abimbola and Olabinjo Osundairo, whom police said he agreed to pay $3,500. Prosecutors in March dismissed the charges .
When deciding to appoint a special prosecutor, Toomin asserted Foxx didn't have the authority to put her top deputy in charge of the Smollett case after she recused herself.

The Associated Press

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Little bit of both, perhaps?

8 mins ago, Cayotica said:

A victim!  Why, because he’s black or gay?

 

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Desperate to keep this from being pursued further, his attorneys tell the judge what he can do. I’m pretty sure that the investigation will be about both Mullet and that wonderful prosecutor. This might not have been her first intervention. Might be some history here we are unawares of.

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3 hours ago, FishinMortician said:

Desperate to keep this from being pursued further, his attorneys tell the judge what he can do. I’m pretty sure that the investigation will be about both Mullet and that wonderful prosecutor. This might not have been her first intervention. Might be some history here we are unawares of.

In Chicago anything is possible.

 

10 hours ago, Cayotica said:

A victim!  Why, because he’s black or gay?

The real victim here is the American public.  This clown tried to scam the law enforcement and judicial systems for his own personal selfish gain.

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I bet Big Mike's phone is ringing off the hook to fix this again.

Rahm is not mayor anymore, some chick has gotten seated since this mess started..

Maybe she is not playing the game, helping to quash this, maybe the pissed off police chief has her ear.

Mueller isn't busy anymore, and if he can cover up Trump's Russia collusion crap, he can certainly find justice for Jussie.

Edited by dena

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It's ok because:  Slavery.  You guys need to get your head straight.  "Raperashuns..."  

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