By: Bharani Padmanabhan – March, 2019
Chicago just indicted and arrested Jussie Smollett, an actor, for the felony of filing a false police complaint. The false complaint aimed to support the fake narrative that intolerance has increased since President Trump was elected by millions of ordinary people to drain the swamp and that only Trump voters are racist and intolerant.
Because, you know, progressives who vote for Maura Healey have never been intolerant, Boston doesn’t have the worst racial inequality in the United States, Boston is not repeatedly called the most racist city in the nation, Massachusetts (1838 – 1st in the nation!) did not require blacks to travel in the “refuse” or “Jim Crow” car on Eastern Rail Road trains to Salem 50 years before Mississippi (1888) segregated travel, and the local progressive swamp, which includes folks like Margaret Marshall, Ralph Gants and Maura Healey, is not responsible for Black Bostonians having a net worth of just $8 total.
Kamala Harris claimed Smollett suffered “an attempted modern day lynching” and Maxine Waters claimed “It’s coming from the President of the United States. He’s dog-whistling every day. He’s separating and dividing, and he is basically emboldening those folks who feel this way, maybe never said and never talked about it, never could act it out, but now they’re on it.” The very Progressive Rashida Tlaib said “The dangerous lies spewing from the right wing is killing & hurting our people.”
Which makes Chicago’s action laudatory and most pleasing to good governance advocates. Chicago charged a man for lying to the police about increasing intolerance in the age of Trump. Chicago charged a man for lying to the police even though he had the vocal support of Kamala Harris and the entire Democratic machine.
Essex County DA Jonathan Blodgett on the other hand is all Massachusetts. He refused to charge Loretta Cooke for lying to the police and knowingly filing a false complaint with the aim of having a man either shot dead during arrest, as frequently happens, or locked away in a psychiatric ward.
In Massachusetts filing a false police complaint is a crime, even when progressives do it. Violation of Chapter 269 Section 13A carries a 1-year jail term.
And why did Jonathan choose to be derelict in his public duty and refuse to charge a felon who consciously committed a crime? Because Cooke is Maura Healey’s pal, a card-carrying member of the local swamp who is so important that Maura herself broke a major state law (Ch. 258 Section 10(c)) to defend Cooke at public expense in her civil libel case.
Jonathan simply could not bring himself to confront the optics of prosecuting Maura’s friend for filing a false police complaint while Maura at the same time defends that same friend in civil court in a private libel case stemming from that same false police complaint.
It is as progressive as it gets. Were Jonathan the State’s Attorney in Chicago right now, it is assured that Jussie Smollett, loudly supported by Kamala Harris and Maxine Waters, would have walked. Progressives are always big on looking at the big picture, the long term, and not the trivial rights and concerns of the individual, including his right to liberty.
And there, gentle reader, lies the very real difference between the corrupt swamp loyalists who make up the Essex County District Attorney’s Office in Massachusetts and the law enforcement professionals at the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office in Illinois.
Given that Chicago is who concealed the Laquan McDonald tape to help Rahm Emmanuel get re-elected, it shows just how inferior the Essex County District Attorney is now. Wow. Folks in Essex County can only dream that their institutions will someday ascend to Cook County’s level.
Bharani Padmanabhan MD PhD is a neurologist who specialized in multiple sclerosis in the Boston area till July 12, 2017, when the medical board stole his license for reporting Medicaid fraud. firstname.lastname@example.org ◊