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  • “Noose” Found At U. Michigan Hospital Turns Out Not To Be A Noose

    07/19/2019 7:22:17 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 56 replies
    Legal Insurection Blog ^ | July 18, 2019 | Mike LaChance
    A few weeks ago, the University of Michigan Hospital launched an investigation after a supposed noose was found on an employee’s desk. Now the investigation has concluded after finding that it wasn’t a noose at all. Is anyone surprised? The university’s Division of Public Safety and Security released this statement: DPSS statement on investigation of possible hate crime at Michigan Medicine Following an extensive investigation, the University of Michigan’s Division of Public Safety and Security (DPSS) has concluded that the rope resembling a noose found at University Hospital was not the result of a hate crime. On June 20, 2019,...
  • Jussie Smollett’s Alleged Attackers’ Homophobic Statements Surface, May Be Used In Defense

    02/25/2019 9:07:51 PM PST · by Steely Tom · 53 replies
    The Blast ^ | 25 Feb 2019 | Gary Trock, Mike Walters
    Jussie Smollett is adamant he IS a victim of a homophobic attack, and now some key evidence has surfaced in the form of past comments made by the Nigerian brothers’ that may prove they had a homophobic sentiment. The public comments were made on Twitter from an account used by the brothers, and Jussie’s defense may include the statements to show Ola and Abel Osundairo allegedly have issues with homosexuality. In 2013, the Nigerian man was scolding someone for being a fan of R&B artist, Frank Ocean. “Why you following Frank Ocean … you know that ni**a gay right,” Ola...
  • Andy Ngo and Jesse Watters Break Down Hate Crime Hoaxes in the Trump Era, and Why People Commit Them

    02/23/2019 8:30:31 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 8 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10:51 PM 02/23/2019 | MEDIA | Scott Morefield | Reporter
    Journalist Andy Ngo and Fox News host Jesse Watters discussed Saturday the supposed rise in hate crime hoaxes since President Donald Trump assumed office along with the psychology behind the perpetrators. WATCH: Watters introduced the segment by playing a video of former Obama chief strategist David Axelrod talking about a “tradition” in Chicago of “throwing a brick through your own campaign office window and calling the press conference to say you have been attacked.” He then introduced Ngo by mentioning the documentation of “dozens and dozens” of hate crime hoaxes the journalist documents on his Twitter feed. “It really picked...
  • Jussie Smollett Did NOT Pay Brother $3,500 for 'Attack'

    02/23/2019 6:01:51 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 63 replies
    TMZ ^ | 2/23/2019 | Staff
    The Chicago PD claims Jussie Smollett paid Ola and Abel Osundairo $3,500 to fake an attack, but sources connected to the case tell TMZ that's just not the case. Our sources say the brothers made a deal with Jussie to train him for 5 weeks so he could get in shape for an upcoming music video. Jussie had said to Ola that he wanted abs like his. Both Abel and Ola agreed to train Jussie, and also give him a 5-week nutrition plan. Our sources say Jussie told the brothers he would pay them for their services, but no specific...
  • Smollett ‘claims he has an untreated DRUG problem’,cops say bought ecstasy from ‘hoax’ accomplice

    02/22/2019 8:43:46 PM PST · by dynachrome · 97 replies
    the Sun ^ | 2-22-19 | Charlie Parker
    JUSSIE Smollett told officers he has a drug problem as they arrested him for allegedly staging a "racist and homophobic" street attack to boost his career, according to US reports. Cops later said the Empire star had bought ecstasy from one of the brothers said to have helped him in the elaborate hoax.

    02/22/2019 7:46:40 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 32 replies
    Powerline ^ | 22 Feb 2019 | John Hinderaker
    On Wednesday, the New York Times published a long article about the murder of Emmett Till. This tweet sums it up: In 1955, 14-year-old Emmett Till walked into a Mississippi store to buy candy. After being accused of whistling at the white woman behind the counter, he was kidnapped, lynched and dumped into a river. What made the Till story timely this week? Could there be a connection between the Jussie Smollett fiasco and the Times’s interest in the 64-year-old Till case? Steve Sailer actually predicted the Times story on Till a week ago: As I predicted in a...

    02/21/2019 8:05:57 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 100 replies
    TMZ ^ | 1-21-2019 | TMZ
    Jussie Smollett is begging his "Empire" family to believe he's innocent and continue supporting him -- even as the drama of his arrest postponed a scene Thursday in Chicago. Sources on the "Empire" set tell us the cast and crew were waiting at least 30 minutes for Jussie to begin the scheduled scene. When he eventually showed his face he was very emotional, and surrounded by his family. We're told he addressed everyone on set, saying ..."I’m sorry I’ve put you all through this and not answered any calls. I wanted to say I’m sorry and, you know me, I...
  • Jussie Smollett “Feels Betrayed” After $100K Bail Hearing; Says He’s Innocent

    02/21/2019 7:41:44 PM PST · by conservative98 · 84 replies
    Deadline ^ | February 21, 2019 5:48pm | Dominic Patten
    Out on $100,000 bail and back on the Empire set for a stint, Jussie Smollett on Thursday insisted he is innocent of conniving a racist and homophobic assault upon himself. RelatedJussie Smollett Returns To 'Empire' Set After Bail Hearing “Mr. Smollet is a young man of impeccable character and integrity who fiercely and solemnly maintains his innocence and feels betrayed by a system that apparently wants to skip due process and proceed directly to sentencing,” read a statement sent out late Thursday on behalf of the Empire actor. “Today we witnessed an organized law enforcement spectacle that has no place...
  • YouTube Adds Content Guidelines Appearing To Ban Users From Criticizing Potential Hoaxes

    02/21/2019 5:14:08 PM PST · by MNDude · 19 replies
    YouTube appears to have added a new content guideline preventing users from posting videos that criticize potential hate crime hoaxes. The change comes amid media reports suggesting actor Jussie Smollett falsely claimed a group of men assaulted him one night in Chicago. “Content claiming that specific victims of public violent incidents or their next of kin are actors, or that their experiences are false,” notes a bullet point on YouTube’s page fleshing out the company’s policies on harassment and cyberbullying. The language is an example of the kind of content the platform does not permit, according to Google.
  • Defiant Jussie Smollet says he will FIGHT the false police report charges over 'staged' attack

    02/21/2019 7:50:14 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 125 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | February 21, 2019 | Jennifer Smith
    Defiant Jussie Smollet says he will FIGHT the false police report charges over 'staged' attack - as Empire producers consider suspending him, after security footage emerged of the Nigerian brothers buying ski masks Jussie Smollett, 36, was criminally charged on Wednesday night in Chicago He is charged with filing a false police report, a Class 4 felony Police say that he hoaxed a hate crime assault on himself on January 29 His attorneys say he 'enjoys the presumption of innocence' and will fight charge Empire's producers are reportedly considering removing Smollett from TV show Brothers Ola and Abel Osundairo were...
  • 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, Upset Over Salary, Staged Assault, Police Say

    02/21/2019 12:21:05 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 17 replies
    NYTimes ^ | 2-21-2019 | Sopan Deb and Jack Healy
    Jussie Smollett, upset by his salary and seeking publicity, staged a fake assault on himself a week after writing himself a threatening letter, the Chicago police said Thursday after the “Empire” actor surrendered to face a felony charge of filing a false police report. The Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie T. Johnson, visibly angry at a morning news conference, said Mr. Smollett had taken advantage of the pain and anger of racism, draining resources that could have been used to investigate other crimes for which people were actually suffering. “I just wish that the families of gun violence in this city...
  • CNN’s Van Jones compares Jussie Smollett to Jackie Robinson: ‘This is the fall of an icon’

    02/21/2019 10:09:23 AM PST · by ETL · 123 replies ^ | Feb 21, 2019 | Brian Flood | Fox News
    Moments after Chicago cops laid out their case against Smollett, the CNN pundit made the eyebrow-raising comparison during a conversation with anchor Kate Bolduan. “This is the fall of an icon and I don’t think people understand how important he has been in the black community. ‘Empire’ as a show, to have him as a beloved character, I think did a great deal to knock back homophobia in the black community,” Jones said. “The fact that he has been celebrated and you see homophobia in the black community through his eyes on the show, this is a Jackie Robinson against...
  • 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...
  • Jussie Smollett Charged with Felony as Police Negotiate Surrender for His Arrest

    02/20/2019 7:34:19 PM PST · by Widget Jr · 109 replies
    Extra ^ | February 20, 2019 | Extra TV staff
    “Empire” star Jussie Smollett is now charged with a felony following an attack that was allegedly staged. The Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office confirmed to “Extra” that Smollett has been charged with one count of felony disorderly conduct for filing a false police report. He is due in court at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday.
  • NBC Nightly News just reported that Smollett is about to be arrested.

    02/20/2019 3:40:39 PM PST · by Conserv · 142 replies
    Reporter said.... Police have their man.
  • JUSSIE SMOLLETTNOW A 'SUSPECT'... Grand Jury Hearing Case

    02/20/2019 2:48:13 PM PST · by maggief · 95 replies
    TMZ ^ | February 20, 2019
    Jussie Smollett is now officially in the crosshairs of law enforcement, because Chicago PD said he's now "officially classified as a suspect in a criminal investigation ... for filing a false police report." The cops say detectives are currently presenting evidence to a Cook County Grand Jury. If Smollett is charged the felony carries a maximum 3-year prison sentence. We're told the 2 brothers are at the courthouse now and are expected to testify ... most probably today.
  • 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...
  • Chicago detectives are seeking Jussie Smollett's financial records, police source says

    02/20/2019 11:52:33 AM PST · by Red Badger · 52 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 2:39 PM ET, Wed February 20, 2019 | By Ray Sanchez and Ryan Young
    Chicago detectives investigating an alleged attack on Jussie Smollett are working to obtain the actor's financial records, a high-ranking police source said Wednesday. Investigators have also sought to ask Smollett additional questions about the attack he reported on January 29. Smollett's attorneys have not indicated when their client will be available to talk to police. Smollett told authorities that two men attacked him, putting a rope around his neck and pouring an unknown chemical substance on him. Smollett denies playing a role in his attack, according to a statement from his attorneys. In a statement, 20th Century Fox Television, which...
  • Why Does the MSM Keep Falling for Obvious Hoaxes?

    02/19/2019 7:46:19 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 81 replies
    PJ Mrdia ^ | 18 Feb. 2019 | Debra Heine
    Another clueless reporter is *shocked* that the Jussie Smollett story turned out to be a hoax:..... If there was a "national outrage" over the dubious incident, it was limited to gullible left-wing journalists, celebrities, politicians, and activists. The "narrative" only seemed "cut-and-dry" to people who were looking at the case through lenses clouded by their anti-Trump bias. It seemed made up to those of us who noticed that Smollett's allegations were outlandish, implausible, and riddled with inconsistencies from the get-go. Yet even as his story started falling apart (which happened almost immediately), the national media clung to their precious narrative....