Rahm Emanuel, the Democrat mayor of Chicago and a former top aide to Barack Obama, is one of few liberals who isn’t siding with hate crime hoaxer, Jussie Smollett.
Rahm understands the seriousness of letting Jussie walk free, and he’s ticked off.
Now, Emanuel wants Smollett to cut the city a $130,000 check.
BREAKING: ABC Chicago reports that the city of Chicago has sent a letter to Jussie Smollett's legal team demanding Smollett pay $130,000 to the city to pay for the investigation of the alleged hate crime hoax.
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) March 28, 2019
Check out what should be written by Jussie in the memo line…
Mayor Rahm Emanuel says city is in process of calculating the costs associated with Jussie Smollett investigation.
Plans on sending a bill to Smollett.
Wants memo line to read: “For Hoax” “I’m sorry”. @cbschicago
— Charlie De Mar (@CharlieDeMar) March 28, 2019
More from USA Today:
Chicago’s Department of Law sent Smollett a letter threatening that if the $130,000 “is not timely paid,” the city will go after him in court for making false statements, thus allowing them to collect more money from him under the municipal code.
According to the letter, violation of the false statement ordinance allows the city to collect up to three times the amount of damages the city sustains as a result of the violation – in Smollett’s case, that would be $390,000.
Emanuel said police department officials are still assembling the costs of the investigation that began shortly after Smollett reported to police on Jan. 29 that he was the victim of a brutal attack by assailants who yelled racial and homophobic slurs as they beat him. The actor also told police that the assailants yelled “This is MAGA country” during the assault.
More from Emanuel, via The Blaze:
“From top to bottom, this is not on the level,” Emanuel told reporters, adding “there needs to be a level of accountability throughout the system, and this sends an unambiguous message that there is no accountability, and that is wrong.”
The mayor also called the dropped charges a “whitewash of justice” and that the grand jury, which handed down 16 charges against Smollett, “could not have been clearer.”
Smollett isn’t off the hook just yet.
There’s a chance he still could actually serve hard time.
We’ll have to wait and see.
Jussie said he was baffled that people didn’t believe him. Apparently, he’s just not that good of an actor, huh?
If Smollett was being written off the show prior to this insane “hate crime,” what will happen to him now?
Will social justice warriors voice their support? Will he maybe get his own spinoff?
How about Smollett pays for his crime and serves his time? That seems like the most appropriate response.
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