The mere fact court documents were sealed is significant proof justice wasn’t served.
An Illinois judge ordered the case file for actor Jussie Smollet’s alleged hate crime hoax to be unsealed. The judge made the decision on May 23.
“There is no way to secrete the fact of Jussie Smollett’s arrest. At this point it is widely and publicly known from here to Helsinki and back,” said Natalie Spears, an attorney for the Chicago Tribune. “No potential employer, let alone anyone with a pulse, does not know about Jussie Smollett’s arrest at this point.
”Spears’s argument counters those made by Smollett’s attorneys that unsealing the records could impact Smollett’s future prospects.
So, the new mayor ditches the normal police protection in favor of the family connections of a lobbyist for United Airlines and AT&T… hmmmm.
New Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s security detail will be headed up by a former U.S. marshal who’s married to a city lobbyist for United Airlines, in a departure from Chicago mayors traditionally relying on city police officers to keep them safe.
James Smith is a managing partner at Silver Star Protection Group. His wife is Margaret Houlihan-Smith, the onetime managing director of corporate and government affairs for United. Houlihan-Smith now lobbies the city on behalf of United and AT&T, according to city records.
Lightfoot’s administration will look to Smith to coordinate her security rather than relying primarily on the Chicago Police Department. It was unclear Tuesday how Smith would be paid.