Taraji P. Henson reacts to charges being dropped against Jussie Smollett

Taraji P. Henson reacts to charges being dropped against Jussie Smollett

"It's a step up from a misdemeanor", Foxx said".

He agreed to forfeit the bond and performed 16 hours of volunteer service Saturday and Monday for the Rainbow Push Coalition, which the Rev. Jesse Jackson founded.

According to Foxx, during her tenure since taking office in December 2016, her office has disposed of 5,700 felony cases through alternative prosecution.

Tuesday evening, just hours after learning of the State's Attorney's decision, the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) issued a second letter to the United States Attorney's office in Chicago, calling for a Federal investigation into Kim Foxx's office, and suggesting that something odd is happening among Chicago's prosecutors.

Smollett told police that two men targeted him about 2 a.m., tied a rope around his neck and poured a chemical substance on him.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has called the decision to drop the charges against Smollett "a whitewash of justice", and Police Supt.

The city's consistent failure to hold risky and chronic offenders accountable through effective prosecution has been the cause of consternation for embattled Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson, who vented his frustrations to reporters after a particularly violent weekend a year ago. I don't know. I'm at a loss, ' Harris said during a CNN interview Tuesday night. "I would never, if someone falsely accused me, I would never hide behind a brokered deal in secrecy, period", Johnson said Tuesday. But the dropped charges don't mean he's guiltless in the prosecutor's eyes.

"We are grateful for the work that they have done on this case, but this outcome is not an outlier to similarly situated cases". After the charges were dropped, the attorney said via a publicist she no longer represents the brothers as trial witnesses in the criminal matter. "We need people that stand by us".

She says Smollett is a crime victim and "just wants his life back".

The hotel rooms were part of an effort to avoid the media last month as detectives investigated Smollett's report that he was assaulted in January by a pair of men in downtown Chicago, the reports said.

Authorities alleged that Smollett, who is black and gay, knew the men and arranged for them to pretend to attack him.

But she said Smollett had no idea who attacked him until the brothers were later identified by police.

For once, all the ladies of the "The View" seemed to agree on something: the $150,000 spent on the Jussie Smollett case could have been spent fighting the many violent crimes that occur daily in Chicago.

She came out in support of the actor, tweeting: '@JussieSmollett is one of the kindest, most gentle human beings I know.

Harris, who is a former district attorney, said of Smollett's case: 'We're going to have to leave it up to the judgment of the prosecutor.

The Gateway Pundit reported there may have been outside influence on the case. "None whatsoever", she said. "He turned the law inside out, upside down and used it for himself".

"We believe that it was the correct result in this case".

The hosts of The View today tried to make sense of the latest stunning twist in the Jussie Smollett case--the charges against him being dropped even though the prosecutor still believes him to be guilty.

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