Chicago Police Union Protest Jussie Smollett Case: 'Foxx Must Go!'


"Saturday Night Live" also took aim at the actor in a segment Saturday in which TV network executives fire Smollett after he twice tells outlandish stories of being attacked.

The police protesters are demanding that Foxx resign immediately because of the way she handled the Smollett case.

Greenberg said following Avenatti's arrest that his role in delivering the tape to prosecutors should be called into question in light of the new allegations. From now on I ain't never gonna (say) no Jussie - you're a Jessie from now on.

The second sketch on Saturday Night Live this weekend pulled no punches and brilliantly tackled the downright freaky saga of Jussie Smollett. Eventually, Smollett - brilliantly portrayed by Chris Redd - enters the fray and says he was late because he was attacked yet again.

Klobuchar, who used to be a prosecutor, said their decision and inability to explain why they did made no sense.

After he was arrested February 20 and indicted on 16 counts of disorderly conduct for allegedly staging the attack against himself, Smollett's character Jamal Lyon was removed from the final two episodes of season 5 in order to "avoid further disruption on set".

"I have been truthful and consistent on every level since day one", he said. He lost the award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his work on Empire to Grey's Anatomy star Jesse Williams.

"It makes no sense to me", she continued, adding she agrees with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel assertion the justice system failed to follow through and was an abomination. "That makes no sense that the 85% of murderers in the city of Chicago are roaming free, and they're not talking about what the detective division in the police department should be doing, rather Kim Foxx not prosecuting a low-level felony that wouldn't provide any jail time for him anyway". Still, Smollett, who is black and gay, was written out of the final episodes of the season. Smollett said the assailants placed a noose around his neck and poured bleach on him, according to police.

The Rev. Al Sharpton is defending Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx, who has been criticized after her office dropped charges against actor Jussie Smollett. However, they were met by The Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression.