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  • NEW: Illinois Bar Drops Hammer On Kim Foxx Over Jussie Smollett, Lays Out Possible Illegality By Her

    03/30/2019 4:27:39 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 30 replies
    Red ^ | 3/28/2019 | Bonchie
    To say this is a strongly worded letter is a bit of an understatement. As you’ve no doubt heard, Illinois State Attorney Kim Foxx is in the middle of a firestorm for her apparent corrupt handling of the Jussie Smollett case. After inexplicably dropping all charges, she’s told several different stories, including some that are objectively false. She’s under FBI review, under fire from the Chicago PD, and she’s now taking hits from the Illinois Prosecutors Bar Association. Excerpts from the letter are as follows. The Illinois Prosecutors Bar Association serves as the voice for nearly 1,000 front line prosecutors...
  • Jussie Smollett arrested [Updated 2 min ago 2:15 pm ET, 2/ 21/19]

    02/21/2019 9:11:15 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 133 replies
    CNN ^ | 21/2/19 | Veronica Rocha, Meg Wagner and Brian Ries
    ...Jussie Smollett arrested and faces a felony charge for allegedly filing false police report...
  • Jussie Smollett Charged With Disorderly Conduct

    02/20/2019 4:51:46 PM PST · by BadLands59 · 324 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 2/20/2019 | Jeremy Gorner
    about attack in Streeterville Jussie Smollett Jussie Smollett participates in an "Empire" panel during the Television Critics Association summer press tour in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Aug. 8, 2017. (Willy Sanjuan/AP) Jeremy Gorner, Megan Crepeau, William Lee, Tracy SwartzChicago Tribune “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett has been charged with disorderly conduct for allegedly filing a false police report about an attack he said occurred as he walked to his apartment building in Streeterville last month. The charge, a felony, was announced by the Cook County state’s attorney’s office Wednesday evening, hours after police called Smollett “a suspect in a criminal investigation...
  • Report: Chicago Issues Subpoenas to Obtain Records from Jussie Smollett

    02/20/2019 3:38:18 PM PST · by KC_Lion · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 Feb 2019 | Joshua Caplan
    Authorities have issued subpoenas to obtain records from Empire’s Jussie Smollett amid reports the actor-singer allegedly staged a racist and homophobic attack on himself last month, according to a report Wednesday. MORE: @ABC7Chicago has also learned subpoenas have been issued to obtain records from Jussie Smollett.— Rob Elgas (@RobElgasABC7) February 20, 2019 The report comes as lawyers for Smollett meet with prosecutors and police investigators. Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said he did not know if Smollett was attending the meeting or the specifics of what was being discussed. He declined to confirm reports that subpoenas had been issued for the...
  • Jussie Smollett attack: Smollett officially a suspect in criminal investigation...

    02/20/2019 2:50:17 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 6 replies
    ABC Chicago ^ | 2/20/2019
    CHICAGO -- Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi confirmed Wednesday afternoon that Jussie Smollett is officially a suspect in a criminal investigation for filing a false police report, a Class 4 felony. Guglielmi said CPD detectives are currently presenting evidence before a Cook County grand jury. Earlier Gugliemi confirmed prosecutors are speaking with Jussie Smollett's attorneys as part of their investigation into an alleged attack on the "Empire" actor. "We are hopeful that we'll have a chance to ask the questions that we have," Guglielmi said. "It doesn't matter what the investigation shows; if you have information that's helpful to law...

    02/16/2019 7:45:38 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 9 replies
    Grabien News ^ | 2/16/2019 | Tom Elliott
    When TMZ first reported that actor Jussie Smollett was the victim of a vicious hate crime, it sounded almost impossible to believe. Upon leaving a Chicago Subway sandwich shop circa 2 AM one sub-zero night in late January, two masked men recognized him as the openly gay black actor starring in Fox’s ‘Empire,’ hurled racist and homophobic slurs at him, beat him to the point of breaking his ribs, doused him with bleach, tied a noose around his neck, before pronouncing “This is MAGA Country!” and fleeing. Making such astonishing claims, the national media owed it to their viewers to...
  • Police sources: New evidence suggests Jussie Smollett orchestrated attack

    02/16/2019 5:13:27 PM PST · by KC_Lion · 89 replies
    CNN ^ | February 16, 2019 | Ryan Young and Brad Parks
    (VIDEO AT SOURCE)Chicago (CNN)Two law enforcement sources with knowledge of the investigation told CNN that Chicago Police believe Jussie Smollett paid two men to orchestrate the assault. The brothers, who were arrested Wednesday, were released without charges Friday after Chicago police cited the discovery of "new evidence." The sources told CNN that the two men are now cooperating fully with law enforcement. Smollett told authorities he was attacked early January 29 by two men who were "yelling out racial and homophobic slurs." He said one attacker put a rope around his neck and poured an unknown chemical substance on him....."It...
  • Who Was behind the Jeff Flake Set-Up?

    10/01/2018 10:09:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/01/2018 | John Fund
    ACORNÂ’s tactics live on in the senatorÂ’s elevator confrontation with activists from a Soros-backed group. On Friday morning, two women raced past reporters and security officers and blocked a senators-only elevator in the U.S. Capitol. They cornered Arizona senator Jeff Flake, who had just announced he was going to vote yes on moving Brett KavanaughÂ’s nomination out of the Judiciary Committee and onto the Senate floor for a full debate. The women wouldnÂ’t let Flake leave until they had yelled at him, face to face, for several minutes. Anyone who thinks the two left-wing activists acted without a well-thought-out plan...
  • Chicago Police Accused of ABUSE

    01/13/2017 8:15:33 AM PST · by Oz8509338511 · 40 replies
    Today | US Attorney General
    US Attorney General Loretta Lynch announces findings of investigation into policy and practice of Chicago Police
  • Hillary Clinton to use larger podium than Donald Trump at first debate

    09/25/2016 6:39:20 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 151 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 9/25/2016 | ADAM EDELMAN
    Entire Title: "Hillary Clinton to use larger podium than Donald Trump at first debate to make up for height disadvantage: report" Hillary Clinton says that we’re “stronger together,” but even she can’t deny Donald Trump is taller. The Democratic nominee, who is 5-foot-4, has apparently enlisted the help of a raised podium for the first presidential debate against Donald Trump, who is 6-foot-3, Monday night, photos of the two podiums show. According to WABC’s Rita Cosby, one of the two podiums inside the debate hall at Hofstra University, in Hempstead, N.Y., is larger than the other. It is believed that...
  • Gary Johnson, Jill Stein will not be on debate stage

    09/16/2016 1:20:33 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 77 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | September 16, 2016 | Staff
    Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson and the Green Party’s Jill Stein will not be on the presidential debate stage for the first contest sponsored by the Commission on President Debates. Johnson and Stein both fell short of the 15 percent polling threshold required to participate, the commission said in a statement, adding that Trump and Clinton will face off on September 26 and their running mates, Tim Kaine and Mike Pence, will debate on October 4. Johnson in particular was pushing hard for inclusion in the debates, as he’d polled in the double digits across several national surveys, and previously...
  • Chicago police told to become social workers and stop being cops

    08/29/2016 9:06:20 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 9 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 8/29/16 | Doug Book
    In 2013 the Chicago Police Department began a predictive policing program for the expressed purpose of reducing the amount of gun violence in the city. The principal component of the program was the Strategic Subjects List (SSL), a “…list of individuals who are either prone to be shot, to being a shooter, or having some sort of inclination toward violent crime.” The list was created by city employees via the use of an algorithm designed to predict “…who is most likely to be involved in a shooting – either as the shooter or victim – by analyzing data such as...
  • CPD alerts cops that 3 West Side gangs plotting to shoot officers

    08/09/2016 3:43:47 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 8 replies
    Chicago Suntimes ^ | 8/8/2016 | Sam Charles
    Leaders from three West Side gang factions allegedly met last week to discuss plans to shoot members of the Chicago Police Department in response to the fatal police shooting of Paul O’Neal. The meeting took place Thursday between higher-ups from the Vice Lords, Black Disciples and Four Corner Hustlers, according to an alert issued to department members the day after the meeting. The Four Corner Hustlers “provided guns” and have “a sniper in place” though authorities do not know where, according to the alert. The Four Corner Hustlers also are supplying the other two gangs with automatic weapons, which all...
  • Chicago Police Street Stops Decrease Dramatically Amid Sinking Morale

    01/13/2016 4:15:28 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 20 replies
    DNA ^ | 1/13/2016 | Mark Konkol
    CHICAGO — Police officers are making drastically fewer investigative stops and confiscating fewer guns as murders and shootings have increased so far this year, DNAinfo Chicago has learned. So far this year, the number of so-called investigative stop reports — formerly known as “contact cards” — has decreased by about 80 percent compared to the same time period last year, police sources told There also been a 37-percent decline in gun arrests and a 35-percent decrease in gun confiscations compared to last year, according to police data. Meanwhile, there have been 72 more shootings (a 218 percent increase) and...
  • Mayor Emanuel severs top cop's head to save his own

    12/03/2015 11:11:59 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 15 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 12/3/2015 | John Kass
    Desperate to save his own head in the fallout over the recorded police killing of Laquan McDonald, Mayor Rahm Emanuel reached for another. Another head, that is. This one belonged to Garry McCarthy, Chicago's superintendent of police, who just the other day said he'd never, ever quit. "I never quit on anything in my life," McCarthy told reporters late last week, after protesters closed Michigan Avenue on Black Friday, after the mayor hid out, lying low, letting McCarthy and Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez take all the heat. "The mayor has made it very clear that he has my...
  • Feds: West Side drug dealer had customers lined up around the corner (Chicago)

    06/26/2015 4:26:53 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 12 replies
    Chicago Sun TImes ^ | 6/24/2015 | JON SEIDEL
    James Triplett had his customers lined up around the corner in broad daylight, the feds say. Not for concert tickets. Not for iPhones. For heroin. Now 42 people are facing state or federal drug charges for their alleged roles in supplying and distributing heroin around West Grenshaw and Independence in the North Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side. Among them is the 33-year-old Triplett, also known as “Trell,” who authorities said controlled the drug market in the area. Investigators even included a photo in a federal criminal complaint spanning more than 200 pages. They said the photo depicts a line...
  • CPD cops posed for photo standing over black man dressed in antlers

    05/28/2015 2:59:14 PM PDT · by BBell · 45 replies ^ | 5/26/15 | Frank Main and Kim Janssen
    It’s a racially charged photo the Chicago Police Department didn’t want the public to see: two white cops posing with rifles as they stand over a black man lying on his belly with deer antlers on his head. But a Cook County judge has refused to keep secret the shocking image of former Officers Timothy McDermott and Jerome Finnigan kneeling with what the police department says is an unidentified African-American drug suspect. Believed to have been taken in a West Side police station between 1999 and 2003, the Polaroid photo was given to the city by the feds in 2013...
  • Chesapeake police officer killed in shooting (VA)

    01/17/2008 8:46:35 PM PST · by csvset · 47 replies · 529+ views
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | January 17, 2008 | Steve Stone
    CHESAPEAKEA Chesapeake police officer was fatally shot Thursday night as police attempted to serve a narcotics warrant at a home in the 900 block of Redstart Avenue, police said.Police spokesman Officer Charles Thiebaud said the officers went to the residence about 8:30 p.m.The officer was taken by ambulance with a police escort to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, soon followed by other officers and department officials.Later, two police department sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, confirmed the officer had died. The officer’s identity was not released.After the shooting, scores of officers and heavily armed SWAT team members descended on the scene.Officers...
  • U.S. Think Tank calls for "Regime Change" in Iran

    01/24/2006 8:08:43 AM PST · by nuconvert · 24 replies · 687+ views
    iranvajahan ^ | January 24, 2006
    U.S. Think Tank calls for "Regime Change" in Iran January 24, 2006 Iran va Jahan US think tank "The Committee on the Present Danger" (CPD) has called for "Regime Change in Iran". "Nearly a century ago, Iran adopted a constitution that established freedoms for its citizens - that have been lost. The Ruling regime sponsors terrorism, represses human rights, jails dissidents, oppresses women, and is determined to have nuclear weopons. We believe the United States's policy objective must be regime change in Iran..." Committee on the Present Danger's New Iran Policy Paper This organization, based in Washington, DC, has...

    09/18/2004 11:50:22 AM PDT · by forest · 6 replies · 525+ views
    Fiedor Report On the News #317 ^ | 9-19-04 | Doug Fiedor
    The Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD)[1] has sponsored all general election presidential debates since 1988. We always question the way these debates are set up, but never mind that for the moment; there are more important things to talk about this year. For instance, as usual, there is no "balance" to the debates this year. The first presidential debate is scheduled for Sept. 30 at the University of Miami and is to deal with domestic policy. The third debate is scheduled for Oct. 13 at Arizona State University and the topic is foreign affairs. The second debate is more interesting,...