The classic definition of the word “chutzpah” is: “that quality enshrined in a man who, having killed his mother and father, throws himself on the mercy of the court because he is an orphan.” It means looking the judge right in the eye and declaring yourself the innocent victim of your own crime. He knows you’re guilty. You know you’re guilty. Everybody knows you’re guilty. But hey, it’s worth a try, right? What have you got to lose?
Well, now there’s a new definition of “chutzpah.” It’s a lot easier to remember because it’s just two words: Jussie Smollett.
. . .But the latest court filing contends even if Smollett did make a false report, there is no way the city can assert he would have known the city would investigate — and investigate it to the extent cops did.
“We contend the city is wrong,” Quinlan said of the city’s assertion that Smollett should have known the city would spend nearly 2,000 hours investigating. “ … The mere fact somebody filed a police report doesn’t presume the investigation will be done and certainly not to the extent of what the city is claiming.”
(Read more from “Jussie Smollett’s Latest Legal Strategy: Blame Cops for Investigating” HERE)