Less than a week ago, the actor Jussie Smollett was sentenced to 150 days in jail over the hate crime haox he staged two years ago.
Now he is already being released from jail.
Smollett has lots of influential friends. Could someone who works for Obama have pulled some strings for him?
FOX News reports:
Jussie Smollett released from jail pending appeal: ‘Unconstitutional to charge someone twice,’ lawyer says
Jussie Smollett was released from jail Wednesday after a court gave the OK pending an appeal of his conviction.
Smollett was seen getting into an SUV after he was released from Cook County Jail in Chicago, Illinois, where he spent six days behind bars. He walked out surrounded by security and did not comment as he entered the awaiting vehicle.
Smollett’s attorney, Nenye Uche, told reporters outside the county jail that he informed the actor of the news while separated by glass due to COVID-19 protocols.
“He pushed his hands on the glass, and he was, his eyes got teary. I’ve never seen that because he’s been really strong in there,” Uche said. “He nearly lost hope in our constitutional system.”
“He was shocked. I think he had nearly given up,” Uche added.
Earlier Wednesday, a court ordered the release of Smollett from jail on bond with his appeal of his conviction pending.
Smollett was recently sentenced to 150 days in jail after he was convicted of lying to Chicago police about being the victim of a hate crime in 2019. The “Empire” actor was convicted on five felony counts of disorderly conduct for lying to police.
Good thing Jussie isn’t a Trump supporter, or he’d still be in jail.
Jussie Smollett is released from jail pending his appeal, while Trump supporters are still rotting in prison waiting for a trial for trespassing.
— thebradfordfile (@thebradfordfile) March 16, 2022
Jussie Smollett, CONVICTED of a felony hate crime hoax, released from jail. Jan. 6 perps, not convicted, pretrial detention. Still in jail.
— Viva Frei (@thevivafrei) March 17, 2022
We have two systems of justice. One for rich, privileged liberals and another for everyone else.