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  • Canada Election Thread (Live)

    10/21/2019 3:35:11 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 335 replies
    CBC ^ | 10/21/2019 | CBC News
    Polls just closed in Atlantic Canada. Post results here.
  • A former NFL player is accused of destroying his business to make it look like a hate crime burglary

    09/15/2019 9:36:43 AM PDT · by Innovative · 25 replies
    CNN ^ | Sept. 15, 2019 | Christina Maxouris
    A former NFL player is facing criminal charges after he allegedly destroyed his business near Atlanta to make it look like a hate crime burglary, police said. Edawn Louis Coughman, 31, was arrested Thursday and charged with false report of a crime, insurance fraud and concealing a license plate, police said in a statement.
  • African American Employee's Office Vandalized Inside Education Department

    08/23/2019 1:51:47 PM PDT · by gop4lyf · 71 replies
    NBC News ^ | 8/23/2019 | Suzy Khimm, Heidi Przybyla, Jonathan Allen and Laura Strickler
    The office of an African American employee of the U.S. Department of Education was vandalized earlier this week, and other employees have expressed concern that the attack may have been racially motivated. African art figurines were found beheaded, with their limbs removed, and a school desegregation poster was damaged, according to Education Department employees and a congressional aide. The incident happened at the department’s Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, the employees and the aide told NBC News. The department said the employee had been out of the office for several days and reported the incident on Tuesday afternoon. The...
  • VIDEO: Georgia Democrat Accuses Little Cuban Guy of Saying 'Go Back Where You Came From'

    07/21/2019 8:37:01 AM PDT · by Its All Over Except ... · 42 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 7/21/2019 | Michael Van Der Galien
    Erica Thomas is a member of the Georgia House of Representatives. Clearly, that's not where she wants her political career to end, however. Yesterday, she suddenly claimed on Twitter that a white guy had harassed her at a grocery store, and had even told her to "go back where you came from!" Obviously, this was meant to prove that President Trump's statements about The Squad are contagious. However, the accused man didn't take this lying down. When confronted by Rep. Thomas on camera he didn't take a step back and insisted that she wasn't telling the truth about their confrontation...
  • Shannon column: George Soros continues to collect district attorneys

    06/19/2019 4:31:24 AM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    Post Independent ^ | June 18, 2019 | Michael Shannon
    Thanks to almost $1 million contributed by George Soros, Parisa Dehghani-Tafti defeated the incumbent DA in Arlington and Steve Descano defeated the incumbent in Fairfax. Those two victories bring the total number of campaigns that Soros has tried to buy to at least 23. The $583,000 that Soros gave Tafti represented 78 percent of her total campaign budget. The $392,000 George sent Descano was marginally less at 71 percent of his budget. In those two true blue counties winning the Democrat primary means winning in November, too. So, what did Soros buy? Two more DAs who won’t be prosecuting “quality...
  • Martin transfers Jussie Smollett special prosecutor request to veteran judge

    05/10/2019 8:16:45 AM PDT · by Steely Tom · 5 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 10 May 2019 | Andy Grimm
    “I’m unwilling to recuse myself, because I don’t think legally there is any reason,” Martin said. “Because of tremendous amount of public interest in this case— and I am not unmindful that there are people in the public that believe my being on this case somehow taints the proceedings… I’m going to transfer the case.” Retired appeals court judge Sheila O’Brien’s request to have still another judge— one from outside Cook County— appointed to hear her case, and her petition for a special prosecutor, will remain unanswered until the next hearing in the case, set for May 17.

    04/30/2019 2:22:17 AM PDT · by Libloather · 26 replies
    Newsweak ^ | 4/29/19 | EWAN PALMER
    Chicago's top prosecutor, Kim Foxx, has been subpoenaed to appear in court in relation to her handling of the Jussie Smollett case. The Cook County State's Attorney has been summoned by retired appellate judge Sheila O’Brien, who is pushing for a special prosecutor to investigate the case against the Empire actor, reported The Chicago-Sun Times. The Times reports that O'Brien has also requested that Foxx’s top deputy, Joseph Magats, appear at the hearing and produce documents from the original case to assure that they have not been “altered or destroyed and will not be destroyed throughout this case,” according to...
  • State's Attorney Kim Foxx calls Jussie Smollett ‘washed up celeb who lied to cops’ in text:report

    04/16/2019 9:32:24 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 24 replies
    foxnews ^ | 4-16-19 | By Louis Casiano
    Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx described “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett as a “washed up celeb who lied to cops” in texts messages released Tuesday by her office in response to a public-records request by the Chicago Tribune. Foxx compared Smollett’s case to her office’s pending indictments against R&B singer R. Kelly in text messages to Joseph Magats, her top assistant, on March 8, the paper reported “Pedophile with 4 victims 10 counts. Washed up celeb who lied to cops, 16 (counts),” she wrote. “… Just because we can charge something doesn’t mean we should.”
  • Chicago Unleashes Lawsuit Against Jussie Smollett, And It's MUCH Worse than He Thought

    04/11/2019 6:11:01 PM PDT · by montag813 · 38 replies
    24News ^ | 04-11-2019 | Jenn Carter
    by Jenn Carter The City of Chicago has filed a civil suit against "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett, seeking to recover the cost of Chicago Police Department overtime hours expended searching for the perpetrators of a "hate crime" that Smollett allegedly perpetrated against himself. And unlike the criminal case, which was dropped by an embattled prosecutor, Smollett is "almost certain" to LOSE this case, according to one legal expert -- and a ton of money along with it -- far more than the amount currently sought. Looks like Jussie should have settled when he had the chance. Here's more... Chicago's...
  • Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx lets Derrion Albert killer off the hook

    04/09/2019 9:05:57 PM PDT · by Kenny Bania · 26 replies
    ABC 7 Chicago I-Team Investigation ^ | April 9, 2019 | Chuck Goudie and Ross Weidner
    The family of 16-year-old Derrion Albert wants to know why one of the men convicted in his murder is now free. The 16-year-old Fenger High School honors student was on the way home from school when he was caught in the middle of a gang fight and killed in 2009. The I-Team has been looking into the Cook County State's Attorney decisions in the wake of the Jussie Smollett case and uncovered that the Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx decided not to pursue a stiff prison sentence for one of the attackers shortly after she took office. Cook County...
  • Jussie Smollett won't reimburse Chicago's investigation costs; city vows civil suit

    04/04/2019 6:28:26 PM PDT · by Innovative · 48 replies
    Fox News ^ | Apr. 4, 2019 | Mariah Haas
    Chicago is vowing a civil suit against Jussie Smollett after the "Empire" actor "refused to reimburse" the city for the cost of investigating his controversial case. In a statement obtained by Fox News, the city's law department said on Thursday that Smollett, 36, "has refused to reimburse the City of Chicago for the cost of police overtime spent investigating his false police report on Jan. 29, 2019." The statement said that the law department "is now drafting a civil complaint that will be filed in the Circuit Court of Cook County. " Per the statement, the department aims to file...
  • Chicago police demand resignation of city's top prosecutor after Jussie Smollett case

    04/04/2019 3:27:29 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 32 replies
    NBC News ^ | 4 April 2019 | Doha Madani
    Chicago's police union has demanded the resignation of Cook County State's Attorney Kimberly Foxx after prosecutors dropped 16 felony counts against "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett. The city's Fraternal Order of Police and suburban police chief associations in the Chicago area announced a "no confidence" vote against Foxx during a joint press conference Thursday afternoon. "We are grateful for the top police officials here with one united voice to demand the resignation of Cook County State’s Attorney Kimberly Foxx,” Kevin Graham, president of the Fraternal Order of Police, said Thursday.
  • Taraji P. Henson Says Jussie Smollett Will Return to 'Empire'

    04/04/2019 3:25:37 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 10 replies
    TMZ ^ | 4 April 2019 | Not named
    Jussie Smollett ain't out of a job in Hollywood ... at least according to Taraji P. Henson who says the embattled actor is slated to return to "Empire" ... assuming it officially gets greenlit for season 6. Taraji dropped the news Thursday after Joy Behar straight-up asked on "The View" if Jussie's gonna be on the show -- currently in hiatus -- next season. Taraji didn't beat around the bush saying, "Yes. I haven't heard anything else." There is, of course, wiggle room here -- she may not be looped in. The fifth season of "Empire" wrapped up last week...
  • Justice for Jussie (Thoughts on the Smollett debacle)

    03/27/2019 9:34:31 AM PDT · by OddLane · 16 replies
    Youtube ^ | 3/27/19 | Gerard Perry
    I explore why Jussie Smollett was able to get away with character assassination and the "justice" system of Chicago.
  • Honest Outrage at Smollett Privilege Doesn't Yet Get It

    03/27/2019 9:12:13 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 23 replies
    Freep | 03-27-2019 | CharlesOconnell
    Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel don't get it yet. Former First Lady Michelle Obama, her former Chief of Staff Tina Chen, and Cook County State's Attorney Kim Fox, do get it. It's not about fairness. It's about elites showing their power. When Mayor Emmanuel says that Jussie Smollett got special treatment, that's exactly the message that the Chicago Black Elite want the Police, the Mayor and all of Chicago to get. Because We Can. We are above you. Message Telegraphed. Receipt Returned. You understand what we mean.
  • Michelle O.'s Party Pulls Strings to Get Jussie Smollett Off, Can't Understand Flyover Country RAGE?

    03/26/2019 10:44:30 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 34 replies
    Freep | 03-26-2019 | Charles O'Connell
    Gays are less than 3% of the population, despite the propaganda. Blacks are about 10% of the population, thanks to Margaret Sanger's "Negro Project" killing 25 million African-American children. (Oops, sorry, that makes me a racist!) Gay Blacks are an even smaller proportion of the population, what-with African-Americans' traditional, social conservatism and strong families -- before the Depression, they had higher proportion of intact biological family with fathers present than the white population, long before LBJ's Great Society decimated Black culture by requiring fatherlessness for welfare. What's to mis-understand by the Chicago Black Elite? You can't have it both ways,...
  • Chicago Police furious After State’s Attorney Kim Foxx Drops Charges Against Hoaxer Jussie Smollett

    03/26/2019 9:21:21 AM PDT · by detective · 98 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | March 26, 2019 | Jim Hoft
    Chicago prosecutors dropped charges against actor Jussie Smollett on Tuesday… ALL CHARGES WERE DROPPED!!
  • Jussie Smollett Charges Dropped Over Alleged Attack Hoax

    03/26/2019 8:20:10 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 120 replies
    The Blast ^ | By Daniel Goldblatt
    Jussie Smollett is in the clear after the District Attorney in Cook County dropped all charges against the “Empire” star over allegations he lied to police in faking an alleged hate crime against himself. According to reports, the state filed the motion to dismiss the case and the judge signed off. The judge also granted a motion to seal the case, according to Charlie De Mar of CBS Chicago. Jussie Smollett is expected to speak to the media once the hearing has concluded. Smollett’s attorneys released a statement saying, “Today, all criminal charges against Jussie Smollett were dropped and his...
  • Mark Geragos, attorney for Jussie Smollett and Colin Kaepernick, charged as Avenatti co-conspirator

    03/25/2019 12:56:30 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 101 replies, ^ | March 25, 2019 03:40 PM | by Tiana Lowe
    Say what you will about Donald Trump, but the rise of the reality TV presidency has marked the death knell for some of the nation's most notorious media hacks and grifters. Today, U.S. attorneys indicted not only Trump-era villain and creepy porn lawyer Michael Avenatti, but also celebrity attorney Mark Geragos as a co-conspirator. The nation's two most famous legal frauds now face charges related to an extortion scheme. Avenatti's been a walking dumpster fire and foil to the Trump presidency, but Geragos has scammed the system for years, representing not just the dregs of Hollywood — Chris Brown for...
  • Jussie Smollett case clouds 'Empire' future

    03/13/2019 7:40:28 AM PDT · by Steely Tom · 46 replies
    CNN ^ | 13 March 2019 | Brian Lowry
    The legal cloud of Jussie Smollett's indictment hangs over "Empire" as the series returns with new episodes Wednesday, raising questions as to whether that uncertainty and off-screen drama will derail the Fox primetime soap -- or perversely, temporarily spur interest in it. . . . The network has already announced that the actor will be left out of the last two episodes to "avoid further disruption on set," although it's unclear how his absence will be explained. That means the seventh hour in this latest run could wind up being his character's last on the series. The program has yet...