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Napolitano on the Dropping of Smollett Charges: This Is ‘Almost Unheard Of’

Time to look closely at the Chicago prosecutors, as this opinion piece makes quite clear

A grand jury indicted actor Jussie Smollett on 16 felony counts after he was accused of faking a hate crime.

Now Chicago prosecutors have dropped all criminal charges against him and wiped his record clean.

The “man” almost torched a race war in one of the most violent big cities in America — with an allegation that has so many holes in it you only need a slice of bologna and couple slices of bread.

Related: Jussie Smollett: All Charges Dropped

And because he knows the right people, the charges are now dropped?

If I were Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson, I would resign.

This is a slap in the face of the Chicago Police Department.

“It sounds as if the government has asked to dismiss its own indictment,” Napolitano said. “Quite frankly, this is almost unheard of.”

Napolitano noted that the Chicago Police decried Smollett for allegedly faking a hate crime, explaining how incredible it is that the 16 count indictment — which Napolitano said was “overkill” from the start — was reversed.

“The police were furious they had been played, in their view, and used, by Jussie Smollett,” he said, explaining the hefty indictment.

“This is beginning to sound to me more and more as though it is some hybrid form of deferred prosecution.” (source: Mediaite)

Another smack in the face of Americans.

The justice system is severely corrupted regardless of location.

If this was a white guy or a conservative, that person would already be sentenced to prison.

Things must change.

If the reason is lack of evidence or new, exonerating evidence, why not state that? Why is no reason given?

Makes it seem that Chicago politicians got involved somehow. That could never happen, could it?

This is why there’s an apparent absence of justice in America today. It appears that the well-connected can get away with so much — so much of the time.

If the guy was innocent of all charges, why the community service and the loss of the $10,000 bond?

Sorry, but this is what is called unequal justice under the law.

I’ll bet the police are thoroughly ticked about this sweetheart of a deal. Welcome to Chicago.

This piece originally appeared in WayneDupree.com and is used by permission.

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Wayne Dupree is owner and founder of WayneDupree.com. He was named to 2017 Newsmax’s 50 Most Influential African-American Republicans. He served in the USAF from 1987-1995; he saw time in Operation Desert Storm/Shield. The father of three, he's the host of "The Wayne Dupree Show."