The trial of Jussie Smollet has certainly been a peculiar one, ranging from moments of hilarity to moments that made your eyes cross in confusion. To say Smollet’s defense was weak would be one of the most severe understatements of the year. Not only was there a check written to the Osundairo brothers to help execute the hoax, but Smollett was caught on video showing them the street corner to attack him on the day before. The prosecution also noted all the inconsistencies with Smollett’s behavior the night of the alleged incident.
RedState has extensively covered the proceedings, so if you want a refresher on what exactly went down over the last week, be sure to click here, here, and here.
Now, after two days of deliberation, an unexpectedly extended amount of time that left people scratching their heads, a verdict has finally arrived.
Jussie Smollett has been found guilty on five of the six charges he faced for disorderly conduct stemming from his filing of a false police report.
#BREAKING: Jussie Smollett found guilty on FIVE of SIX counts in having staged a fake hate crime on the streets of Chicago in subzero temperatures on the night of January 29.
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) December 9, 2021
BREAKING: Jussie Smollett found GUILTY pic.twitter.com/G2hvZNWdFr
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) December 9, 2021
Let the arguments begin, though, I don’t think many people expected or should have expected a different result. The evidence was just about as clear as it gets in this case. Smollett staged a racial hoax, claiming MAGA hat-wearing Trump supporters assaulted him outside a Subway at 2 am during a deep freeze in Chicago. Nothing about that ever made sense.
We also shouldn’t forget who rushed to pass judgment before having a single fact. That would include the current president and vice president.
Welp, Jussie Smollett has been found guilty of faking a hate crime against himself and the people running our country are idiots pic.twitter.com/H4pNfARiZo
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) December 9, 2021
"When one of the most famous black and gay men in America is not safe, the message is clearer than it has ever been." The dangerous lies spewing from the right wing is killing & hurting our people.
Thinking of you @JussieSmollett, and my LGBTQ neighbors.
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) January 30, 2019
They’ll be more analysis coming from other RedState contributors I’m sure. There will also be a lot more receipts to sift through and expose. Stay tuned.