Chris Rock slams Jussie Smollett at the NAACP Image Awards

Chris Rock slams Jussie Smollett at the NAACP Image Awards


♪♪.>>WHAT THE HELL WAS HE THINKING? YOU ARE JESSE FROM NOW ON. YOU DON’T EVEN GET THE U NO MORE. [LAUGHTER] THAT U WAS RESPECT. YOU’RE NOT GETTING RESPECT FROM A.>>KRISTIN: JESSE OR JUSSIE SMOLLETT, MAY HAVE BEEN A NO-SHOW IN HOLLYWOOD, BUT THAT DIDN’T STOP CHRIS ROCK FROM SECURING THE ACTOR. THE DECISION BY CHICAGO PROSECUTORS TO DROP ALL 16 CHARGES HAS SPARKED A NATIONAL DIALOGUE. EVEN PRESIDENT TRUMP IS WEIGHING IN. HERE TO HELP BREAK IT DOWN FOR US, CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY IN CHICAGO, STEPHEN GREENBERG. THE STATES ATTORNEY KIM FOX SAYS HE WAS OFFERED A DEAL THAT IS VERY SIMILAR TO THE KIND OF DEAL THAT WOULD BE OFFERED TO ANY OTHER DEFENDANT WHO DOES NOT HAVE A CRIMINAL RECORD. DURING YOUR TIME AND EXPERIENCE AS AN ATTORNEY, HAVE YOU CROSSED A SIMILAR DEAL LIKE THAT? WHAT’S WITH THE SORT OF BREAK IT DOWN BECAUSE TIM FOX HAS BROUGHT BETTER DEALS THAN HER PREDECESSORS HAVE. BUT I’VE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE IT. I HAVE PEOPLE WHO ARE WORKING, MAKE A MISTAKE.GET CAUGHT WITH A SMALL AMOUNT OF DRUGS. SOME CANNABIS OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT. THEY DON’T GET OFF WITH THOSE DEALS. THEY HAVE TO DO HUNDREDS OF HOURS OF COMMUNITY SERVICE. THEY HAVE TO BE ON A DIVERSE AND DAIRY PROGRAM. SOMETIMES FOR A YEAR OR TWO BEFORE THEIR CASES ARE DISMISSED. THEY HAVE TO BRING IN MITIGATING EVIDENCE. THESE DEALS ARE NOT BEING HANDED OUT. THEY ARE NOT REGULAR. SHE HAD TO SEND OUT AN EMAIL TO HER PROSECUTORS, ASKING IF ANYONE COULD GIVE HEREVIDENCE OF ONE OF THESE DEALS. I THINK THEY FOUND ONE OR TWO CASES WHERE IT HAPPENED .>>KRISTIN: JUSSIE SMOLLETT’S ATTORNEY IS NOW SAYING SHE IS NOT CONCERNED THAT HER TEAM IS NOT WORRIED AT ALL ABOUT THE FACT THAT THE FBI AND JUSTICE DEPARTMENT COULD BE POTENTIALLY INVESTIGATING WHY THESE CHARGES, THE 16 CHARGES WERE JUST DROPPED. DO YOU THINK THAT JUSSIE SMOLLETT AND HIS TEAM AND THE STATES ATTORNEY SHOULD BE CONCERNED ABOUT THIS?>>I DON’T KNOW WHAT THE BACK STORY IS. I’VE GOT CONNECTIONS IN THE STATES ATTORNEYS OFFICE AND I CAN’T FIND OUT ANYTHING. JONAH GOT THAT DISMISSED THE CASE IS AN EXPERIENCED PROSECUTOR. I DOUBT HE MADE THAT DECISION WITHOUT THE STATES ATTORNEY TELLING HIM TO DO IT. BUT I WILL GIVE JESSE, AS WE ARE NOW CALLING HIM. I REPRESENTED DREW PETERSON. DREW PETERSON, AFTER HIS WIFE DISAPPEARED AND HIS OTHER WIFE GOT EXHUMED. KEPT CHALLENGING THE MESS. JUSSIE SMOLLETT IS CHALLENGING THE FBI AND THE FEDS TO CHARGE HIM FOR SENDING THAT ENVELOPE WHICH I HAVE NO DOUBT HE SENT TO HIMSELF. HE SHOULD GO AWAY. GO ON A LONG VACATION. HE SHOULD BE FEELING HIS BLESSED TO GET THE DEAL HE GOT AND JUST DISAPPEAR FOR A WHILE.>>KRISTIN: SINCE YOU BRING UP OTHER PEOPLE YOU’VE DEFENDED, YOU ARE ALSO REPRESENTING R KELLY IN THE SAME COUNTY. I’M CURIOUS, ON THE ONE HAND, WHAT’S HAPPENED WITH THE JUSSIE SMOLLETT CASE HAS TARNISHED THE STATES ATTORNEYS OFFICE THERE. BUT IT ALSO FREES HER PROSECUTORS TO FOCUS MORE ON THE R KELLY CASE. DO YOU THINK THIS HELPS OR HURTS YOUR EFFORTS?>>I CAN TELL YOU THE PROSECUTORS INVOLVED HAVE NO CONNECTION WITH THAT CASE. BUT I’VE SEEN SOME OF THE SAME KIND OF CARELESSNESS IF YOU WANT OR THE SAME PROBLEMS. WE WILL BE MAKING A FILING TOMORROW THAT TOUCHES ON WHAT HAPPENS IN THE JUSSIE SMOLLETT CASE. I DON’T EXPECT THEY WILL OFFER THE SAME DEAL TO MR. KELLY. HE WOULD PROBABLY TAKE THE DEAL IF THEY OFFERED A DEAL LIKE THAT. WE WILL FIGHT BACK IN OUR CASE AND I THINK YOU’LL FIND THERE’S TANGLED WEBS IN COOK COUNTY AND THINGS HAPPENING THAT SHOULDN’T BE HAPPENING.>>KRISTIN: CAN YOU TELL US MORE OF WHAT YOU ARE FILING TOMORROW?>>WHEN I FILE IT, YOU WILL SEE

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