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Scott Morefield | Reporter

Civil rights activist Jesse Jackson released a statement Friday calling the decision to dismiss charges against “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett “the correct call, consistent with justice and mercy.”

The statement also praised “progressive prosecutor” Kim Foxx for recusing herself from the case, comparing her decision to that of former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who “also did the right thing when he recused himself from the investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential campaign.”

The former Democratic presidential candidate then called the “outrage” over the case “fake news.”

The outrage over the Jussie Smollett case is misplaced and out of proportion. It is being used from City Hall to the White House to deflect and distract from City Hall to the White House. It is fake news. The voices that are crying out the loudest seem to have only recently found their sense of righteous indignation.

Actor Jussie Smollett leaves the Leighton Criminal Court Building after attending a hearing on whether cameras will be allowed in future proceedings of his trial on felony charges, in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., March 12, 2019. REUTERS/Kamil Krzaczynski

Jackson then launched into a multi-paragraph criticism of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the Chicago Police Departments handling of the “police murder” of Laquan McDonald,” the “539 homicides in Chicago, more than 80 percent of the killings unsolved,” police misconduct lawsuits, and the citys high unemployment rate. (RELATED: Smollett Reaps Social Media Whirlwind From Liberals And Conservatives As #LiberalPrivilege Trends On Twitter)

Again, crickets from on high.

It is time to move on to the important issues facing our beloved city – the monumental mayors electioRead More – Source

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