Everybody’s getting in trouble for their role in the Jussie Smollett “event” (Happening? Occurrence? Parade of fuckery? That last one, I think), except Jussie himself. TMZ reports that Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx has been subpoenaed to appear in court to answer for her role in helping Jussie Matrix strut his ass home, practically scot-free.
A couple of weeks ago, documents came out that showed Kim was unable to sit there and eat her rice after “informally” recusing herself from the case. Text messages between herself and her top assistant calling Jussie a “washed up actor” but advising against “overcharging” him, completed the “not good” look. Now a retired appellate judge wants to drag this mess out further. All over a nasty Subway sandwich?!? Tuna at that! #TeamToGos
The State’s Attorney was hit with the subpoena by a retired appellate judge who is seeking the appointment of a special prosecutor to look into how Kim dealt with the super controversial case, according to a report from the Chicago Sun-Times.
The report says retired judge Sheila O’Brien, who filed the petition for a special prosecutor, also filed a “notice to appear” in an attempt to get Jussie to attend Thursday’s court hearing.
Judge Sheila O’Brien also asked that Kim and Jussie both provide the court with any and all original documents to prove that no evidence has been destroyed. Sheila is definitely getting an invitation to Rahm Emanuel’s house for Thanksgiving. In an op-ed in the Chicago Tribune, she went auf:
We need an answer — and it’s shocking that we even have to ask. Are the police disheartened? You bet. They work hard and investigate crimes, and our state’s attorney will not prosecute the alleged criminals. The rank-and-file prosecutors are disgusted. So am I.
We are a world-class city. We deserve a world-class justice system — not one that is the joke of the talk shows.
The truth. The whole truth. Under oath. Let’s get it.
I think the lesson here is that jokes hurt. They hurt individuals, they hurt judges, mayors, attorneys general, shit they even hurt cities. Chicago may be the spiritual home of Kanye West, Al Capone and Jamal Lyon from Empire, but these are not joking matters. But especially not their beloved casserole they call deep dish “pizza”. Don’t even go there.