“You can never believe the police” – .

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“You can never believe the police” – .


Black Lives Matter backs Jussie Smollett – who is on trial for allegedly organizing a hate crime attack – because “we can never believe the police,” a founder of the movement said in a statement.

“As abolitionists we approach situations of injustice with love and align ourselves with our community,” said Dr. Melina Abdullah, director of BLM Grassroots and co-founder of BLM Los Angeles on Tuesday.

“In an abolitionist society, this trial would not take place and our communities would not have to fight and suffer to prove our worth,” Abdullah said.

“In our commitment to abolition, we can never believe the police, especially the Chicago Police Department (CPD) on Jussie Smollett, a black man who has been courageously present, visible and vocal in the fight for black freedom, ”the statement continued.

BLM supports Jussie Smollett because “we can never believe the police”.
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Smollett, who has been charged with six counts of disorderly conduct, says two men shouted racist and anti-gay comments and beat him in Chicago in January 2019.

Prosecutors in the case said the 39-year-old actor planned the ruse to gain attention – a claim Smollett has repeatedly denied.

Jurors in charge of the case began deliberating on Wednesday and are expected to resume Thursday morning.

Melina Abdullah said: “In an abolitionist society, this trial would not take place.
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