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  • ‘Empire’ Cast Members Demand Fox Rehire Jussie Smollett:..

    04/25/2019 11:09:11 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 21 replies
    Chicks on the Right ^ | 4/25/19 | Hannah Bleau
    He Is ‘Innocent, Honest, and Above All Filled with Integrity’ At this point, everyone knows Jussie Smollett staged his own hate crime attack for publicity purposes. It still amazes me that he can stand here with a straight face and tell us he was attacked. There’s an overwhelming amount of evidence against him. It’s like he thinks we’re all stupid or something. That brings me to this. Some of his former co-stars on “Empire” are demanding Fox to rehire him, even though he’s a bloody liar who will only draw bad publicity for the show. Via DeadLine: “Together, as a...
  • 1 president, 2,922 portraits make up Chicago art exhibit [all Obama]

    04/24/2019 11:32:11 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 24, 2019
    Rob Pruitt calls it a “monument of a movement.” Visitors to the Stony Island Arts Bank in Chicago will see 2,922 portraits of former President Barack Obama. “The Obama Paintings” is Rebuild Foundation’s newest exhibit. […] The New York artist tells the Chicago Tribune that people assume he’s obsessed with the 44th president. He says Obama is simply “the first politician I felt a connection with.” …
  • Smollet Crushed after Osundairos Blast Huge Lawsuit! This Changes Everything

    04/23/2019 7:49:50 PM PDT · by Jess Kitting · 32 replies; FoxNews ^ | April 23, 2019 | The Next News Network
    Unredacted title: Smollet Crushed after Osundairos Blast Huge Lawsuit! This Changes Everything Video at link.

    04/23/2019 8:10:29 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 20 replies
    TMZ ^ | 2-23-2019 | TMZ
    Mark Geragos and Tina Glandian, for defamation, claiming the attorneys lied to the media and tried to make it appear Ola and Abel Osundairo were the culprits in a real, homophobic and racist attack. The brothers filed the case in Chicago federal court, claiming Jussie "used his clout as a wealthy actor to influence [the brothers] who were in a subordinate relationship to him and were aspiring to 'make it.'" The suit says when Tina Glandian went on 'GMA,' "Today" and the Reasonable Doubt podcast after the charges against Jussie were dismissed, she told a string of lies ... including...
  • Corrupt State’s Attorney Foxx Has a New Gig — Will Star in Hamlet This Thursday Night.

    04/22/2019 5:39:55 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 13 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 4-21-19 | Jim Hoft
    As part of this years program real-life Chicago judges, attorneys, and prosecutors join a trio of actors to conduct Hamlet’s trial for murder. Guided by evidence from a real criminal case but completely unscripted, each performance/trial unfolds uniquely, as a jury selected from that night’s audience hears the case presented and exercises the power to convict or acquit. This year’s production will include Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx. Fresh off her Jussie Smollett fiasco Foxx will play the part of a judge in the Hamlet trial.
  • Ex-GOP lawmaker Joe Walsh says Trump 'needs' a primary challenge

    04/22/2019 1:55:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 77 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 22, 2019 | Chris Mills Rodrigo
    Former Republican Rep. Joe Walsh (Ill.) said Monday that President Trump "needs" someone to challenge him in the 2020 Republican primary. “I think this president needs a challenge," Walsh said when asked by CNN's Brooke Baldwin if he would support a challenger to Trump. Walsh, a conservative radio host and frequent critic of Trump, made the comment while discussing his former colleagues' reaction to special counsel Robert Mueller's report on his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. The report was released to the public last week, and Walsh criticized congressional Republicans for staying quiet about what Walsh called...
  • Second Amendment 'sanctuary county' movement expands as organizers take aim at new gun laws

    04/21/2019 7:52:34 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 6 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 21 apr 2019
    It was no accident Effingham County’s resolution to protect the rights of gun owners stole an important word from the very people the resolution was intended to provoke, supporters of the country’s sanctuary cities movement. Effingham County State’s Attorney Bryan Kibler last month told a raucous crowd the origin story behind the “Second Amendment sanctuary county” movement, which began in Effingham and now includes 64 of the state’s 102 counties, counties in three other states, and nine more states in which counties are eyeing similar nonbinding measures. And as state legislators, emboldened by Gov. J.B. Pritzker, look at more gun-control...
  • Should a White Man Be the Face of the Democratic Party in 2020?

    04/20/2019 7:06:43 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 99 replies
    The New York Times ^ | April 20, 2019 | Astead W. Herndon and Matt Flegenheimer
    COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa — As Peter Johnson and Emily Neal waited for Senator Kirsten Gillibrand to arrive at Barley’s, a brick-lined sports bar in southwestern Iowa, they gamed out possible nominees in the Democratic presidential primary. Mr. Johnson, a 27-year-old law student, said the large field was a great equalizer, and “if at the end of it we get an old white guy, someone who represents the status quo, it’ll be because they’ve proven themselves.” Ms. Neal, a dental hygienist, made an agonized face at Mr. Johnson, her boyfriend. Wouldn’t something be lost, she asked, if the historically diverse slate...
  • JUSSIE SMOLLETT Brother Says He's Telling the Truth ...EMPIRE' STAR HAS NIGHT TERRORS

    04/20/2019 8:26:19 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 55 replies
    TMZ ^ | April 20, 2019
    Jussie Smollett is the victim of an out of control media and social media storm and the "Empire" star is suffering profound emotional issues from simply telling the truth about the "attack" ... so says his brother. Jojo Smollett says Jussie is "violently awakening from night terrors, following the assault" ... so he says in an op-ed piece for BET. Jojo calls claims that Jussie staged the attack "ludicrous," adding he has been insanely successful and didn't need a phony reason to boost his career opportunities or salary. Jussie's brother says there are plenty of people who support the actor...
  • Foxx Colluding with Alleged Assailant Is a 'Punch and a Kick' to His Police Victims, Officers Say

    04/20/2019 8:27:28 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 19 replies
    PJMedia ^ | April 19, 2019 | Tyler O'Neil
    On Thursday, eight Chicago police officers formally asked for a special prosecutor in the case of Jedidiah Brown, an activist who allegedly assaulted them. Brown appeared with Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx at a press conference regarding her handling of the Jussie Smollett case, and reportedly worked for her political campaign in 2015, yet Foxx's office is still overseeing the case against him. The officers are demanding a special prosecutor take over the case instead. This petition reveals the anti-police corruption and animus in Foxx's office. This animus is nothing new. Earlier this week, documents revealed that Foxx intervened...
  • Alderman Believes that Foxx's "Soft on Crime" Policies to Blame for "Wilding" by Teens in Chicago

    04/20/2019 8:20:17 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 54 replies
    Fox 32 News Chicago ^ | April 18, 2019 | Dane Placko
    A Chicago alderman believes “soft on crime” policies by Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx helped embolden hundreds of teens who took part in a massive "wilding" in downtown Chicago Wednesday night. Chicago police say more than 30 teens were arrested, and it has merchants on the Mag Mile jittery. Police estimate about 500 teens, spurred on by social media, flooded into the downtown area, many intending to create havoc. Hundreds of police responded, arresting 31 people on charges ranging from mob action to battery -- most later released to family members. "If there's no consequences to criminal acts you're...
  • Jussie Smollett Lawyers: Don't Appoint a Special Prosecutor to Probe Kim Foxx's Office

    04/20/2019 8:14:31 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 31 replies
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | April 19, 2019 | Andy Grimm
    Attorneys for Jussie Smollett don’t want a special prosecutor to investigate how the Cook County State’s attorney’s office handled the “Empire” actor’s criminal case. Smollett’s Los Angeles-based lawyers on Thursday filed a motion opposing former state Appellate Court Judge Sheila O’Brien’s request for a court-appointed special prosecutor to probe the abrupt dismissal last month of criminal charges against the actor for allegedly staging a fake hate crime attack near his Streeterville apartment. “The appointment of a special prosecutor would result in a duplication of effort at the expense of taxpayers,” the petition states. The petition states that a “judicial investigation”...
  • Top Aides Resign From Kim Foxx's Office After Jussie Smollett Case

    04/20/2019 4:58:20 AM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Huffington Post via Yahoo ^ | 4/19/19 | Amy Russo
    Two top staffers for Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx are resigning following the office’s decision to drop 16 charges against actor Jussie Smollett, who is suspected of having staged a hate crime against himself. According to the Chicago Tribune, chief ethics officer April Perry and special prosecutor Mark Rotert, who leads the Conviction Integrity Unit, will step down on May 3. In a statement to HuffPost, Foxx praised Rotert for making the unit “a national model,” noting that during his tenure, “we have vacated the convictions of over 70 wrongfully convicted men and women.”
  • Outbreak of Colorblindness Strikes Chicago Reporters

    04/19/2019 4:54:46 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 40 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 4/19/2019
    Chicago picked a strange time to go all colorblind on us. The occasion was the occasional riot in one of America’s premier high-end shopping districts: the Magnificent Mile. Wednesday night, 500 people rampaged through downtown looting, destroying property, attacking white people, defying police, stopping traffic, threatening tourists, and created lots of mayhem and chaos. All on video. Some of which you can find here. If local media is to be believed, race had nothing to do with the fact that every single one of the rioters was black. Strange behavior from a local media that is obsessed with race, especially...
  • Kim Foxx’s deputy didn’t have authority to drop Smollett charges: emails

    04/19/2019 4:41:37 AM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    Page Six ^ | 4/17/19 | Gabrielle Fonrouge
    First Assistant State’s Attorney Joseph Magats, the man who decided to drop 16 felony charges against Jussie Smollett, never had the legal authority to act in his boss Kim Foxx’s stead, internal agency correspondence shows. A trove of documents obtained by The Post and others through a public records request reveal that high ranking members of Foxx’s team sought advice on the legal authority behind her recusal after it was made public on Feb. 19. Alan Spellberg, the county’s Criminal Appeals Division Supervisor, sent an email to Chief Deputy State’s Attorney and Chief Ethics Officer April Perry and senior adviser...
  • Kim Foxx's chief ethics officer, integrity unit director resign following Smollett controversy

    04/18/2019 11:16:08 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 18 2019 | Matt Finn, Nicole Darrah
    CHICAGO – Two ranking executives inside the Cook County State’s Attorney's Office have submitted their resignations — including State’s Attorney Kim Foxx’s chief ethics officer, April Perry, whom Foxx cited as the person who advised her to “recuse” herself from the Jussie Smollett case that has rocked the Chicago office, Fox News learned Thursday. Mark Rotert, the director of the office's Conviction Integrity Unit, has also submitted his resignation, according to a Foxx spokesperson. Perry and Rotert are scheduled to work their last days on the job in May. "While I feel lucky to have been able to spend the...
  • Parents drop legal fight over an Illinois school system’s transgender policy

    04/18/2019 6:07:19 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4/17/2019 | Moraiah Balingit
    A group of parents who fought to keep transgender students out of locker rooms and bathrooms that match their gender identity abruptly dropped their lawsuit against a Chicago-area school district, ending a four-year legal battle that drew national attention. Students and Parents for Privacy sued Township High School District 211 in Palatine, Ill., after the school board, facing pressure from the Obama administration, voted to allow a transgender girl to use the girlsÂ’ locker room. The case drew national attention as schools throughout the country grappled with accommodating transgender people in bathrooms and locker rooms,(snip) In 2016, Students and Parents...
  • Ambassador Grenell: Mayor Buttigieg pushing 'Jussie Smollett' hate hoax against Pence

    04/18/2019 11:18:39 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 18 2019 | Victor Garcia
    The U.S. ambassador to Germany, Richard Grenell, defended Vice President Mike Pence against accusations of homophobia alleged by Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg and compared the claims to a “hate hoax along the lines of Jussie Smollett.” “Mayor Pete has been pushing this hate hoax along the lines of Jussie Smollett for a very long time now, several weeks,” Grenell, who is openly gay, said Thursday on “The Story with Martha MacCallum.” Smollett, an actor, is accused of faking a hate crime and is currently being sued by the city of Chicago.
  • Nearly 30 arrested when fights break out as hundreds of young people descend on downtown Chicago

    04/18/2019 7:21:02 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 88 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | April 18, 2019 | Morgan Greene
    Nearly 30 young people were arrested in downtown Chicago Wednesday night when fights broke out as hundreds of students and about 200 officers wound through bustling streets. The large groups of young people, many of them high school students, moved through the Loop and the Near North Side, according to Chief of Patrol Fred Waller, speaking at the corner of State and Lake streets after 9 p.m. “The challenge is to keep the public safety,” he said. Twenty males and six females — all juveniles — were taken into custody, most of them charged with disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor, and...
  • Now Kirsten Gillibrand is backing Dem primary challengers

    04/17/2019 11:11:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Hot ^ | April 17, 2019 | JAZZ SHAW
    Hey, it worked for AOC, right? And Kirsten Gillibrand needs to capture some lightning in a bottle soon if she’s going to move up from her current support level of zero in the Democratic primary race. What better way than to toss your support to a hard left primary challenger even after the DCCC said they would blacklist anyone trying to knock off the current incumbents? For better or worse, that’s what the New York Senator seems to be doing this week. She’s pushed herself into the primary for the Illinois Third District seat currently held by pro-life Democrat Dan...