If Jussie Smollett was any shade of conservative or libertarian he wouldn’t have gotten a 5 month sentence—he would have been hit with 5 years.
Likewise, he wouldn’t have gotten out after just 1 week; he would have served that entire sentence—perhaps under extremely harsh conditions.
The former television star was previously found guilty of staging a hoaxed hate crime against himself—presumably for attention.
However, according to the latest reports, Smollett has been released from jail early—serving only 1 week of a 5 month sentence, and I am not the only one crying double standard in response to this news:
— Kitty (@kittybravofan) March 17, 2022
If #JussieSmollett had been attacked by 2 white Trump supporters in "MAGA Country" – downtown Chicago – do we think those 2 attackers would be getting out jail after a week because of COVID?@CookCountyGov is a joke.
— 🇺🇸 #StandWithAmerica 🇺🇸 (@spicoli_69) March 17, 2022
Daily Wire had more on the story:
“The one-page order issued by the Illinois Appellate Court on Wednesday afternoon stated that Smollett was to be released from the Cook County Jail after signing a $150,000 recognizance bond, which would not require him to post any money,” the Chicago Tribune reported.
“The only explanation offered in the order was that Smollett has never been convicted of a violent offense and would have completed his sentence of incarceration well before his appeal is decided.”
The law only goes one way in the US. Jussie Smollett was just convicted a week ago and has already been released. Apparently friends of the deep state live above the law. Meanwhile Trump supporters that entered the Capital on Jan 6 are still being held without trial in DC prisons https://t.co/jDkrpXqyUq
— Beastlorion🔺️🛡 (@Beastlyorion) March 17, 2022
Yet Jussie Smollett walks after faking a hate crime. You only have rights if you're a leftist, rainbow dildo, pronoun type of person
— Jason Barnes (@twitchyburns) March 17, 2022
CBS News provided more details:
During Thursday’s sentencing, Smollett’s defense team reiterated their request to have his conviction thrown out or declared a mistrial, based on a previous Cook County prosecutor’s promise in 2019 to drop his original charges.
Defense attorney Tina Glandian argued Smollett’s re-prosecution was a violation of Smollett’s rights and said several mistakes were made during the trial.