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What about Hasson?

(U.S. Attorney's Office Maryland/Handout via REUTERS)

As a well-earned round of I-told-you-so mockery greets Jussie Smollett’s arrest, the predictable response from the Left has been: “Oh, yeah? Well, what about Christopher Paul Hasson?”

Hasson is locked up on drug and weapons charges and is being treated as a “domestic terrorist.” A whole raft of additional charges is almost certainly on the way. He is done. Prosecutors — including federal ones appointed by Donald Trump — are going to bury that guy.

What do the progressives want the authorities to do? Build a prison cell inside his prison cell and another one inside of that to create a turducken of felonious intent? Execute him without trial? Parade him through the streets?

The guy is going away for a long time, possibly forever. His conviction will be universally cheered. As it should be.

Unlike in the matter of Jussie Smollett, you aren’t going to see a lot of serious-minded chin-strokers on cable-news shows saying, “Well, I don’t approve of the crime, of course, but you have to admit that Hasson had a point.” Because nobody believes that with the exception of a few fruity sandwich-boarders and atavistic cellar-dwellers whose presence is almost statistically inevitable in a nation of 320 million people.

So, yeah: What about Hasson?

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