As we have reported, Jussie Smollett has been found guilty of five felony counts of disorderly conduct. Smollett made false police reports after staging a fake hate crime against himself. Recently, Tina Knowles-Lawson shared her thoughts over the trial regarding Jussie Smollett.
Knowles-Lawson went Instagram official asking questions to her followers. She asked whether they believe Smollett will receive the same compassion as Amy Cooper. The latter was infamously involved in a case of false police report just like Smollett.
Cooper, a white woman, reported to the police in Central Park that Christian Cooper, a Black man, was threatening her life. She was later charged with filing a false police report. The charges were eventually dropped in February 2021 after she completed an educational course.
This Saturday, Knowles-Lawson shed light on the incident via Instagram. As reported by Issac Bailey of CNN:
“The article goes on to say both were wrong but Jussie faces possible prison time and Amy Cooper The woman who called the police and lied about the black man that was Bird watching in Central Park was trying to attack her. Leading to the arrest of the man where in the history of black men In Custody could have led to his death!! Amy Cooper got off with public service. We will see the outcome of this for this Black man. Will he get the same compassion as Amy Cooper?”
She further reiterates that she is not condoning what Jussie Smollett was found guilty of. She talks about Kyle Rittenhouse who walked free after killing two people because the jury had compassion. The long post by Knowles-Lawson will definitely leave people wondering about the current law situation.
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