I look at the photo of actor Jussie Smollett accompanying your podcast transcript of the interview with Cully Stimson and I see the face of arrogant privilege and diabolical narcissism
(“A Former Prosecutor Explains How Jussie Smollett Could Still Be Charged”).
It appears that the only way to get rid of such people is to stop patronizing any of their endeavors. By supporting Smollett, folks give him a platform and power.
How interesting that the Obamas have shown their contempt for the rule of law again. Will we ever be free of them? It appears not. Nice sunglasses and smirk. That’s where nice ends.—Joseph Badame
That Chicago is corrupt is the most poorly kept secret on earth. That the Trump Justice Department has the chance to break the pattern of prosecuting only GOP folks will hopefully come to fruition.
Smollett apparently broke federal law, and Chicago can’t protect him in Washington.—Anthony Alafero
This travesty of justice cannot be allowed to stand. We can’t have a two-tiered system of justice in this country, or respect for the rule of law will evaporate into anarchy.
We have seen far too much of this type of justice denied in Washington. Our new attorney general needs to get down and dirty on this and introduce the criminals to Lady Justice with her scales.
I believe that if Jeff Sessions had acted like an attorney general we wouldn’t be having this discussion. I firmly believe that all of it began with Obama. Hopefully time will tell.—Randy Leyendecker, Kerrville, Texas
Chicago always has had problems with its administrators. The citizens, both black and white, have underwritten or allowed this for upward of a century now.—Rex Whitmer, Elfrida, Ariz.
About Cully Stimson’s commentary, “Unanswered Questions in the Jussie Smollett Case”: Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx campaigned on the promise that she would stop prosecuting minorities for nonviolent crimes because of racial imbalance in the prison population. This is what Chicago voted for.
If Jussie Smollett had convinced police that his story was true and two white guys happened to show up on camera that night, those whites would have had their lives destroyed and could have faced years in prison for a hate crime.
The punishment for the hoax should be as severe, as the punishment would have been for some poor, innocent guys who might have been blamed. Would Smollett have fessed up if someone else had been charged, or was he willing to let someone go to jail on false charges?—Anna Clare
To hell with the $130,000 sought by the city. Smollett should be given the choice of admitting his guilt and apologizing to the Chicago police, or going to trial and being prosecuted before a judge and jury.—Drew Page
Federal district judges who preside over a portion of a single state have been able to block President Trump’s actions 30 times through nationwide injunctions—far more than any other administration in history. https://t.co/NKdJ5HdaAW
— The Daily Signal (@DailySignal) February 5, 2019
Judges Who Thwart the Trump Agenda
Dear Daily Signal: Regarding the story by Fred Lucas on federal judges thwarting President Trump, the problem is that we don’t have a real chief justice in John Roberts (“Federal District Judges Have Blocked Trump Actions 30 Times, a Record Rate”). Roberts is supposed to rein in federal judicial overreach, but he does not.
Some judge out in Washington state does not have the legal authority to block a temporary immigration ban from nations that U.S. intelligence has determined to be terror threats.
What is worse, the “damage” the judge cited was to the hiring in Washington state colleges. What? He blocked a foil to possible terrorism because of hiring issues?
As the top judge on the Supreme Court, Roberts should have had one of his people contact the judge and say, “No. Drop it, or I will.” —Anthony Alafero
So Senate Democrats are worried about whether this judge, once seated, would recuse herself when appropriate?
Where was their concern when Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan felt it was OK to judge the Affordable Care Act case, when she assisted in writing the law? I guess conflict of interest doesn’t apply to Democrats.—Allie Davis
What we should do is investigate the investigators, because all of them have done or said something in their past that we could use to our benefit.
The Republicans need to stop their bowing down to the liberals. It is time to go on the offense instead of being on defense all the time.