Boy, Jussie Smollett’s white privilege really seems to be coming in handy. Not only did the SAO drop all charges against him despite being well aware of all the evidence that he faked a hate crime, but his case has apparently been memory-holed to boot:
Cook County clerk’s office tells @ABC they were shocked that no written motions were filed with the court in connection with today’s surprising dismissal in the Smollett case. On top of that, the case has been wiped off their database as if it never existed. pic.twitter.com/KFKJp9yt7h
— Terry Moran (@TerryMoran) March 27, 2019
— Peter Maestrales (@PMaestrales) March 27, 2019
Shady. Wiped away. How is this legal?
— Diane (@DianeNoMoreLies) March 27, 2019
Corruption at its core.
— Roy L. Murry (@roylmurry425) March 27, 2019
Wonder what would happen if we pulled a Jussie Smollett in Cook County …
How unusual is this, legal eagles? https://t.co/Pi8fbzF8ll
— Allahpundit (@allahpundit) March 27, 2019
We’re not legal eagles ourselves, but it definitely smells more than a little fishy.
Conservatively, I'd say it's about as usual as being struck by lightning right after winning the lottery and surviving a shark attack.
— Darren Kaplan (@DarrenKaplan) March 27, 2019
They didn’t even file a motion to seal/expunge? Extremely rare, at least where I practice law.
— Adam Klein (@stellamydog) March 27, 2019
But if this is how the game is played now, why not go this route?
If it’s been wiped out of the database, then arrest and charge him again.
— Andrew Aiken (@andrewcaiken) March 27, 2019
Bring in The Feds
— Reacher said nothing (@Jack_Reacher29) March 27, 2019