Disgraced Hollywood actor Jussie Smollett will be released from jail after just six days behind bars so he can appeal his conviction ruled an Appellate Court in the worst legal decision in Cook County since they were caught fixing cases for the mob in 1970s.
The court ruled 2-1 to go down in infamy right next to the convicted felon Smollett. If Smollett was not rich and famous he would not get this treatment. This proves we have two systems of justice, one for the rich and one for the rest.
To make it more shameful for the court, Smollett is expected to hold a press conference at the Cook County Jail at 7:30 pm local time after he posts bond so he can gloat and throw it the cop’s faces.
And you know he will because the guy still claims he is innocent. What an absolute disgrace.
“The defendant has been convicted of non-violent offenses and that this court will be unable to dispose of the instant appeal before the defendant would have served his entire sentence of incarceration,” according to a ruling by appellate justices Thomas E. Hoffman and Joy Cunningham.
“’It is hereby ordered that the motion of the defendant, Jussie Smollett, to stay his sentence of incarceration and to grant him a bond pending the disposition of his appeal or until further order of this court is granted.”
A third judge Maureen Connors, disagreed, writing simply:
“I dissent and would deny this motion.”
From The Daily Mail:
The actor will be released from the Cook County Jail on a $150,000 personal recognizance bond.
Special prosecutor Dan Webb had asked the panel to deny the release request, calling it illogical and saying the claims that Smollett’s health was in jeopardy ‘factually incorrect.’
‘Rather than attempt to meet his burden of showing good cause for his immediate release, Mr. Smollett makes only cursory, woefully undeveloped arguments,’ deputy special prosecutor Sean Wieber wrote.
Smollett, who has been serving his time in psychiatric care, was sentenced to 150 days behind bars.
BREAKING: Convicted actor Jussie Smollett has been ordered released from jail pending appeal of his 150-day sentence imposed last week for staging a hoax hate crime on himself. https://t.co/356VqGEb8m— Chicago Tribune (@chicagotribune) March 16, 2022