A Democrat A Michigan state official appeared to applaud the comedian’s release Bill Cosby as a “good day” after her sexual assault conviction was overturned in Pennsylvania’s highest court.
State Representative Jewell Jones, a Democrat, made a Publish on his Instagram profile which appears to be applauding the disgraced former actor being released from prison on Wednesday.
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“Already today was a good day,” Jones wrote in Instagram post, adding a black heart and anchor emojis alongside a GIF of Cosby walking with his lawyer.
Jones also included the hashtags “#HOLLA” and “#IYKYK” – an acronym meaning “if you know, you know”.
The post elicited a flood of negative reactions from commentators.
State lawmakers grabbed headlines in April when police body camera footage of his reported arrest for impaired driving, possession of weapons and resisting arrest was released after he crashed his car in a ditch.
Jones reportedly became uncooperative with first responders as they attempted to treat the passenger in her car. Earlier in June, he was ordered to wear a blood alcohol monitor and be tested for drugs.
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“I don’t care, my brother, when I call Gretchen [Whitmer] I’ll (sic) need you (sic) all ID badge numbers, ”Jones told a state soldier in the video, referring to the governor of Michigan. “It’s not going to be good for you, I’m telling you. I manage your budget, my brother. “
When an officer asked Jones to show his driver’s license, the lawmaker replied, “I can’t do this.”
Jones – a National Guard member and auxiliary police officer in Inkster, Michigan – also reportedly warned officers in another video that “Big Gretch” would be “a little upset” if he was forced to remove his mask for his photo. reservation, refusing to take their photo or fingerprints.
Jones faces multiple charges and a two-year minimum jail sentence if convicted. His lawyer, Ali Hammoud, said at a hearing in April that the state legislator “will continue to faithfully serve” his constituents and that he is innocent until proven guilty.
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Cosby’s conviction was thrown On Wednesday after the state’s highest court found District Attorney Kevin Steele, who took over the case against the actor formerly known as “America’s Dad”, broke an agreement not to indict Cosby found under former District Attorney Bruce Castor in 2005.
The disgraced actor was convicted of drugging and assaulting a woman in 2004 at his home in Cheltenham, Pa., And served more than two years of his three to ten year sentence.
Jones did not respond to Fox News’ request for comment on his Instagram post.
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