As the Jussie Smollett fiasco begins to fade from our view, the people of Chicago are furious, still.
And they have every right to be. In their city, a city that they love, a young, rich, famous man committed an outright hate crime hoax and got away scot-free.
The explanations from the prosecutor in the case has been tepid at best, further infuriating those who see nothing more than the privileged gaining even more privilege.
The anger has boiled over now, with even Chicago’s bravest men and women taking to the streets in protest.
Prompted by prosecutors’ handling of actor Jussie Smollett’s alleged crimes, The Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Chicago Lodge Seven sponsored a protest of Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx. That protest was held in front of the Cook County Administration Building on 69 West Washington, where the CCSA has offices.
And it wasn’t just the Smollett case that had the police group angry, as one officer explained to the Daily Caller.
Police and their supporters who spoke with the Caller said the reaction to the Smollett case was the result of pent-up frustration over numerous issues.
“The Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office has been smoldering for a while, and this is the case that was the straw that broke the camel’s back. Enough’s enough,” said Tony, a CPD officer.
From their days as a prohibition-era smuggling center, the Windy City has long been rife with corruption.
Maybe now, the city’s brave men and women are drawing a thin blue line in the sand.