BLM Founder Complains about Jussie Smollett’s Jail, Demands Release: ‘Unacceptable’

Black Lives Matter’s Marxist co-founder Patrisse Cullors has complained about convicted felon Jussie Smollett’s treatment in the notorious Cook County Jail.

Cullors says she visited the disgraced Hollywood actor in jail where she found his treatment “unacceptable.”

The far-left activist complained about the quality of Smollett’s bed before calling for his release.

“I’m in Chicago and was able to see Jussie today, and he’s strong, but what’s happening inside is just — it’s just unacceptable,” Cullors said in a video statement.

“Today is the first day that he’s going to be able to get an actual bed,” she said of Smollett, who was convicted in a court of law on multiple felony charges.

“He’s been sleeping on a restraint bed.

“They’ve also filed for him to be released — filed to the Appellate court.

“Hopefully we’ll learn by this week, no later than Wednesday, if he’ll get out.

“And, honestly, we just need folks to keep tagging ‘#FreeJussie,’ keep posting.

“We need folks to call the jail and check up on him, but also say that you think he should be freed.

“And the last thing is, we need folks to challenge the misinformation and disinformation around this case. That’s so critical.”


Smollett’s lawyers filed an emergency motion to pause his sentence and release him on bond.

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His lawyer argued that Smollett is in danger and is the target of online threats of physical harm.

The defense is also arguing against Smollett being kept in segregated incarceration, which the jail would do for his safety, because that may potentially damage to his mental and physical health.

“Mr. Smollett has become the target of vicious threats in the social media forums which no doubt reflects the hatred and wish for physical harm towards Smollett which he may experience during incarceration,” Smollett’s filing reads.

“Mr. Smollett anticipates he will most likely be assigned to segregated incarceration or protective custody, both euphemisms for solitary confinement; a situation which could have extraordinary damage on his mental health,” the filing continues.

“As a result, any custodial setting poses a safety and health danger to the life of Mr. Smollett,” the filing says.

Jussie Smollett’s sister, Jurnee Smollett, said Cook County should release Jussie even if the court does not “believe in his innocence.”

Jurnee Smollett said:

“Black Americans are incarcerated in state prisons at nearly five times the rate of white Americans.

“Jussie is innocent,” she falsely alleged.

“And you don’t have to believe in his innocence to believe he should be free.”

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By David Hawkins

David Hawkins is a writer who specializes in political commentary and world affairs. He's been writing professionally since 2014.

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