39-year-old actor Jussie Smollett’s story may finally be coming to a close. After saying he was victim to a racist and homophobic attack, Smollett’s up against five charges of disorderly conduct. But what was he actually found guilty of?
Instead, he may get probation, community service, and/or a $25,000 fine.
When you compare his “hoax” to similar incidents, though, it highlights why Smollett’s case is so ridiculous.
This isn’t about Smollett “wasting time and resources” – police spend about 4% of their time addressing violence anyway. This isn’t about “justice,” when this country REWARDS vigilantes like Kyle Rittenhouse. And this isn’t about keeping us safer.
This is teasing the possibility of LOCKING someone up for no good reason. And a system this inconsistent, and downright silly, needs to be challenged.