When Alec Baldwin was charged with involuntary manslaughter for allegedly shooting and killing his cinematographer, the Santa Fe district attorney declared: “No one is above the law and justice will be served.” As it turned out, the rich movie star, who knowingly broke every gun safety rule, is above the law. Prosecutors have dropped the criminal charges against Baldwin. His working-class employees are taking the fall for him, proving there are two systems of justice.
New Mexico prosecutors filed to dismiss the charges against Baldwin in late April and said “new facts were revealed that demand further investigation and forensic analysis” before the planned May 3 preliminary hearing. They left open the possibility of refiling charges against Baldwin for the death of Halyna Hutchins, but it is unlikely.
Baldwin, 65, is now back reshooting “Rust” on a new Montana set. Baldwin is both the star and a producer of the movie. The Western stopped filming on Oct. 21, 2021, after Hutchins, 42, was shot in the chest. The bullet went through her and lodged in director Joel Souza’s shoulder.