Tina Lawson is the latest celebrity to speak out in support of Jussie Smollett.
Jussie was sentenced to 150 days in Cook County Jail after he was convicted of lying to police in his hate crime hoax.
Like many others, Tina Lawson does not believe Jussie’s punishment fits the crime he committed.
Read her full statement below.
No matter what opinion you have of whether or not Jussie Smollet did what he is accused of or not. The punishment does not fit the crime.
People walk away free from killing our people every day.
How many instances of our young black people have been murdered in the last year, and the people whom they were with are walking free!
And what about the people involved in the treason at the White House? Most went unpunished!
And then they give this man five months in Jail. Are you kidding me?
This is unjust. This man is not a threat to society.
This is an example of the disparities between how we are treated as opposed to our white counterparts.
Black people, we cannot afford to let this slide! Trust me you and your family might be next! So let’s make some noise about this and ask for probation!
The judge was obviously biased and very disrespectful and they wanted to disrespect and discredit the previous District Attorney Kim Foxx who was a black woman.
Please do your research about the case and look at the crime he is accused of and look at the time given him. they want to destroy this man.
BTW If you have a difference in opinion I totally understand that but keep it positive ❤️???????? @jemelehill talked about Kyle Rittenhouse Killing two people crying fake crocodile tears and walking completely free!
Black people wake up don’t let them do this, it is the start of something very dangerous for our people make some noise sign petitions call the politicians in your jurisdiction, please.
@jemelehill stated that Kyle Rittenhouse cried crocodile tears and walked free after killing two people. Please call your congressman and sign petitions Do not let them get away with this racist act!
See her original post below.
Jussie’s family is posting regularly on his Instagram page advocating for his release.
See the most recent post below, where his brother, Jocqui Smollett, debunks 3 myths created by ex-superintendent Eddie Johnson regarding Jussie’s case.
The caption on the post read:
This was the beginning of the CPD’s smear campaign to defame Jussie’s name and character. Eddie Johnson then went on an extensive press tour using tax payer dollars. #FreeJussie
See the post below.
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