Jussie Smollett Got Away With It

Jussie Smollett will be returning to Empire. 

The hate crime hoaxer has missed the deadline for repaying Chicago. And his defenders, led by Jesse Jackson, brought a crowd to a pro-Kim Foxx, Jussie Smollett protest. A highlight was Rep. Bobby Rush calling the Chicago police the sworn enemies of black people.

State Attorney's Kim Foxx is under fire for the Jussie Smollett cover-up. It's a strange cover-up because it covers up what is already widely known and what everybody already knows is true. But it provided enough face-saving to get Jussie Smollett back on his show. 

 Jussie Smollett has, for all intents and purposes, gotten away with it.

Kim Foxx may or may not get away with it. She has seriously damaged her credibility. But, like Jussie Smollett, she may survive the experience.