Jussie Smollett ‘Feels Betrayed by a System That Wants to Skip Due Process’| PEOPLE.com

“The presumption of innocence, a bedrock in the search for justice, was trampled upon at the expense of Mr. Smollett and notably, on the eve of a Mayoral election,” the statement continues. “Mr. Smollett is a young man of impeccable character and integrity who fiercely and solemnly maintains his innocence and feels betrayed by a system that apparently wants to skip due process and proceed directly to sentencing.”

I don’t disagree with him. I was appalled by what I watched yesterday morning from the CPD.

That being said, there was a time, not that long ago, when Mr. Smollett didn’t seem to grasp the concept:

“Mr. Smollett is a young man of impeccable character and integrity who fiercely and solemnly maintains his innocence,” his attorneys said in a statement

Source: Jussie Smollett’s Attorneys Release Statement After He’s Released from Jail | PEOPLE.com

Jussie Smollett is “fiercely” maintaining his innocence after he was released from jail.

In a scathing statement released by Smollett’s attorneys on Thursday and obtained by CBS Chicago reporter Charlie De Mar, the 36-year-old actor’s legal team says that “presumption of innocence … was trampled upon” in the Empire star’s case.

“Today we witnessed an organized law enforcement spectacle that has no place in the American legal system,” the statement begins.

“The presumption of innocence, a bedrock in the search for justice, was trampled upon at the expense of Mr. Smollett and notably, on the eve of a Mayoral election,” the statement continues. “Mr. Smollett is a young man of impeccable character and integrity who fiercely and solemnly maintains his innocence and feels betrayed by a system that apparently wants to skip due process and proceed directly to sentencing.”

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