Actress Jurnee Smollett has referred to as for Cook dinner County to “#FreeJussie” at the heels of her brother Jussie Smollett’s Thursday sentencing to 150 days in prison for staging a faux hate crime again in 2019.
“Black American citizens are incarcerated in state prisons at just about 5 occasions the speed of White American citizens. Jussie is blameless,” the more youthful Smollett wrote on Instagram on Saturday. “And…you don’t need to consider in his innocence to consider he must be loose. #FreeJussie #StopLockingUpOurPeople.”
Former Empire actor Jussie Smollett’s incarceration for the Chicago incident, which noticed him report false police experiences, comes as a part of an total sentence that comes with 30 months of probation, $120,106 in restitution to town and an extra $25,000 in fines. “I’m really not suicidal. If the rest occurs to me in [jail], I didn’t do it,” the actor exclaimed as he used to be led out of the court docket upon sentencing. “I’m really not suicidal, I’m blameless!”
Smollett referred to as the police on January 29, 2019, claiming that two males in ski mask had attacked him out of doors of his condominium construction, whilst spewing racial and homophobic slurs and exclaiming, “That is MAGA Nation,” in connection with former President Donald Trump’s “Make The united states Nice Once more” slogan. Whilst information of the purported assault first of all generated an outpouring of strengthen for Smollett, he later changed into the topic of a legal investigation, and used to be charged by means of a grand jury with a category 4 criminal for submitting a false police file in February of that very same 12 months. All fees in opposition to Smollett have been dropped in March of 2019, despite the fact that a different prosecutor would in the long run reignite the case after outcries referring to mild consequences in opposition to him.
Smollett’s sentencing got here at the heels of his conviction in December of 2021 on 5 counts of disorderly habits, related together with his false police experiences. His sister Jurnee’s Instagram submit will also be discovered underneath.