Yesterday (December 9th) Jussie Smollett was found guilty of reporting a false hate crime. According to TMZ, a Chicago jury was found guilty on five counts of felony disorderly conduct for filing a false police report claiming he was the victim of a hate crime on January 29th, 2019. Smollett was also acquitted on one count of felony disorderly conduct.
In response to Jussie's sentencing, Donald Trump Jr. tweeted, “We finally got #justiceforjussie. I’m just happy to live in a country where people will go to jail for attacking a gay black man… There’s absolutely no place for that s**t in America, or anywhere else, and I am happy the perpetrator was brought to justice.
Meanwhile, Black Lives Matter's Dr. Melina Abdullah released a statement supporting Jussie, saying, “In our commitment to abolition, we can never believe police, especially the Chicago Police Department (CPD) over Jussie Smollett, a Black man who has been courageously present, visible, and vocal in the struggle for Black freedom. While policing at-large is an irredeemable institution, CPD is notorious for its long and deep history of corruption, racism, and brutality.”