Amy Klobuchar: Prosecutors dropping charges against Jussie Smollett 'makes no sense'

Amy Klobuchar: Prosecutors dropping charges against Jussie Smollett 'makes no sense'

The rival events stem from Foxx's office dropping all 16 counts of disorderly conduct against Smollett, after he performed two days of community service and forfeited his $10,000 bail.

Smollett made national headlines week ago when he was arrested for allegedly perpetrating a fake hate crime and filing phony police reports in the immediate aftermath.

Jackson's Rainbow/PUSH Coalition says the civil rights leader will join fellow clergy, elected officials, attorneys and community activists for a Monday morning rally at the Chicago Temple supporting Foxx. "I am afraid when I see a CPD commander slain by a four-time felon who was walking the streets".

The Fraternal Order of Police in Chicago plans a protest outside Foxx's office Monday over the dismissal of the Smollett charges.

In light of the development, FOX Entertainment and 20th Century Fox Television, which jointly produce Empire, said in a statement, "Jussie Smollett has always maintained his innocence and we are gratified that all charges against him have been dismissed". "It makes no sense to me." the Minnesota Democrat and former prosecutor said on ABC's "This Week" show.

The sketch alludes to the fact that Smollett, 36, claimed he was attacked in Chicago on January 29 by two masked men who hurled racist and homophobic slurs at him, doused him with a chemical and slipped a rope around his neck.

Some counter protesters claimed the people calling for Foxx's resignation were doing so only because she is a black woman.

Chicago police initially investigated the case as a possible hate crime, but they later said they believed the attack was staged by Smollett to bolster his profile and career.

"We are grateful for the work that they have done on this case, but this outcome is not an outlier to similarly situated cases". We must not turn against each other.

According to Foxx, during her tenure since taking office in December 2016, her office has disposed of 5,700 felony cases through alternative prosecution. However, he is gravely concerned his client is going to be damaged by Cook County's recent decision in the Smollett case.

The Chicago FOP has asked federal investigators to look into Foxx's handling of the case.

While Foxx has faced backlash for her decision, many people stand by her.

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