"Pedophile with 4 victims 10 counts [a reference to R. Kelly]. Washed up celeb who lied to cops, 16 (counts)", she wrote. "Just because we can charge something doesn't mean we should".
The state's attorney's office dropped 16 felony charges against the "Empire" actor, who was accused of staging a hate crime against himself in Chicago.
It appears that CPD officials got far less input into the decision to drop charges against Smollett.
He told the CBS Chicago station that he did not believe that Smollett was innocent but "based on all facts and circumstances of the case, and also keeping in mind resources and keeping in mind that the office's number one priority is to combat violent crime and the drivers of violence, I made a decision to offer this disposition in the case". Eddie Johnson to turn the case over to federal investigators.
Despite the release of thousands of internal texts and emails about the case, "the majority of documents released Tuesday do not deal with the substance of the case and do little to illuminate why prosecutors chose to dismiss the charges so soon after bringing them", the Chicago Tribune reports.
But they show that the office was largely caught flat-footed by the massive response from the news media to its own stunning reversal.
"Just wish I could have anticipated the magnitude of this response and planned a bit better!"
"There's really no planning for this". "It's the right decision".
Trump Vetoes Bill To Pull U.S. Troops From Yemen Critics of the Saudi-led bombing campaign in Yemen say the situation in the country is only getting worse. Trump had declared a national emergency so he could use more money to construct a border wall.
"Yes. I can see where that can be seen as excessive", Magats replied.
Smollett has insisted that he told the truth about the attack.
The texts are among dozens sent between Foxx and Magats after Foxx claimed she stepped away from the case. "(He) needed to know how to answer questions from press".
"He seemed satisfied with the explanation", Foxx told Magats. As ABC News puts it, "The newly revealed correspondence between Foxx and her employees raises questions about the role she may have played in the case after said recusal".
But three days later, in a text stream with top state's attorney staffers titled "Foxxhole", Foxx commented on a news article writing, "Funny the theory that everyone is related to this guy is pervasive". Apparently he's coming in to represent the Nigerian brothers in Smollet.
Emanuel said dropping the charges against Smollett "is without a doubt a whitewash of justice".
Jussie Smollett has confided in a select few of his celebrity peers since his alleged hate crime scandal, and the latest public figure to open up about her conversation with the embattled actor is comedian Loni Love.
The waiter, whose roommate allegedly arrived on the scene shortly after the fall, said she was gravely injured. Fire Department sources confirmed that Monfries suffered serious injuries to her head and pelvis.
Australia's recent red-hot form has been built on the back of a rock-solid opening partnership between Finch and Usman Khawaja. Aaron Finch will lead the team, which will have Glenn Maxwell and Marcus Stoinis as the all-rounders.
After an election, the party that attracts the most votes typically tries to a new government with other parties as partners. The electoral districts will announce the results of the election recount on Wednesday, 17 April.
Van de Beek cushioned Hakim Ziyech's shot and, kept onside by Mattia De Sciglio , tucked away the one-on-one opportunity. We are so happy that we did it today and so proud of the team", De Ligt told ViaSportFotball.
The "no late fees" feature on the cards was added to help customers avoid extra financial burden from credit card bill payments. And while Costco does, you can only use Visa cards there; the Apple Card runs on the Mastercard payment network.
Things seem to have taken a drastic turn in the verbal spat involving leading female actors Kangana Ranaut and Alia Bhatt . In her tweets, Rangoli accused Randeep Hooda of being Karan Johar's favourite and tagged him as a "failure".
Look at how much goodwill Microsoft accrued just by adding compatibility for Xbox 360 and original Xbox games to the One. The PS5 will support the current PlayStation VR hardware (but an update seems likely).
Like, I'm sitting here and, you know, you think that maybe you have gotten what you deserve, but man, I'm so happy she is here". Hoda Kotb announced some very special news on Tuesday's "Today" show . "I'm feeding her and I can't believe it.
This particular court battle was over unpaid royalty rebates, and was taking place in court in San Diego, California. A high-stakes trial between Apple and Qualcomm kicked off yesterday in a San Diego courtroom.
The religiously motivated Folau attracted the fresh storm of controversy when he posted on Instagram: "Warning". Folau had form after a similar outburst previous year earned him a warning from Rugby Australia.
They include the Douglas County School District, Aurora Public Schools, Jefferson County Public Schools and Cherry Creek Schools. As the investigation continued into early Wednesday, classes were cancelled and many schools decided not to open at all.
In related news, rumors indicate a May 14th launch for the OnePlus 7, which will be the primary competitor to Honor 20 . So, we can expect lots of leaks confirming specs and design of the upcoming Honor 20 and other phones of the series.
North Korean, Russian leaders may hold summit next week
Moon's message was clearly a response to Kim's speech to newly-elected members of the North's rubber stamp legislature on Friday. President Donald Trump met with South Korean President Moon Jae-in at the White House last week.
First image of Black Hole snapped!
The images obtained on April 10th proved that the Event Horizon Telescope network is usable and practical. A light year is the distance light travels in a year, 5.9 trillion miles (9.5 trillion km).
Apple and Qualcomm agree to stop suing each other
Apple has an experience of working with a number of modem manufacturers for its iPhone handsets for LTE and 4G connectivity. It also includes a six-year licensing agreement that likely involves recurring payments to the mobile chip maker.
Serena and more congratulate Tiger Woods on Masters win
Tiger Woods won his first major in 11 years on Sunday, and he was a picture of joy as he punched the air and roared with delight. The bet returned $1.19 million, the largest single-ticket sum payout in the history of William Hill casinos in the U.S.
Seahawks, QB Wilson agree to record 4-year, $140M deal
He's also been extremely durable, never missing a game while playing through significant knee, ankle and shoulder injuries. Russell Wilson is sticking around with the Seattle Seahawks as the highest paid player in the NFL .
Apple Could Be Spending Up To $500 Million On Apple Arcade
Meanwhile, the Apple App Store needs users to purchase specific games and find the ones that aren't clones of the popular apps. Stadia builds on Google's "Project Stream" initiative, which let users play high-quality games in Google Chrome.