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  • Police Say Texas A&M Student Who Found Racist Notes On His Car Put Them There

    07/10/2020 3:02:08 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 70 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | 07/10 | Maria Copeland
    A tudent at Texas A&M University who reported that racist notes had been left on his car windshield is responsible for the act, police say. KBTX-TV reported that in June, Texas A&M senior Isaih Martin alerted the university police when he allegedly discovered handwritten messages reading “All lives matter” and “You don’t belong here,” along with a third listing the N-word, on his vehicle, which he had parked at an apartment complex on the school’s property. Martin posted a photo of the notes to a Twitter account that has since been made private. According to KBTX, the university responded to...
  • Brothers flip, agree to cooperate in Jussie Smollett case

    06/25/2020 5:13:59 PM PDT · by kevcol · 33 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 25, 2020 | Don Babwin
    CHICAGO — Two brothers who admitted helping actor Jussie Smollett stage a racist and homophobic attack in Chicago last year are again willing to help in the case after initially saying they were done cooperating with prosecutors, their attorney said Thursday. In yet another strange twist in a story that has been full of them, attorney Gloria Schmidt Rodriguez said in a statement that Abimbola (Abel) and Olabinjo (Ola) Osundairo changed their minds after a 9mm handgun that was seized during a search of their home last year was located after it went missing.
  • Two brothers 'paid' by Jussie Smollett to 'carry out homophobic attack' new REFUSE to testify against him because they say the cops are still treating them like suspects

    06/24/2020 11:26:28 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 28 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 25 2020 | LEAH SIMPSON
    Two brothers who cops allege Jussie Smollett paid to carry out a staged hate crime against him, are now refusing to cooperate with the case because they're being treated like suspects. The Chicago Police Department claims Ola and Abel Osundario were paid $3,500 to jump the Empire actor last January before he claimed he was victim of a homophobic attack. The acting brothers agreed to help police in the case against Smollett but now they have changed their minds because the police are withholding their belongings as part of evidence.
  • Bubba Wallace insists 'door-pull rope' found in his NASCAR garage WAS a 'straight-up noose' - after FBI finds no evidence of a hate crime and pictures show numerous stalls on Talladega track with identical door-pulls

    06/24/2020 9:57:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 57 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 24, 2020 | Tim Stickings, and Alex Raskin
    NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace has insisted that the rope knot found in his garage was a 'straight-up noose' and said he was 'p****d' with his critics - but accepts he 'wasn't targeted' after the FBI said there was no evidence of a hate crime. Wallace, the only black full-time driver on NASCAR's top circuit, told CNN he was 'mad because people are trying to test my character and integrity' after investigators said the 'noose' was a garage door handle which had been there since last October. Wallace told CNN's Don Lemon that 'from the evidence that we have, that I...
  • NASCAR continuing its own investigation into noose incident

    06/23/2020 4:50:08 PM PDT · by kevcol · 123 replies
    Racer ^ | June 23, 2020 | Kelly Crandall
    While the FBI investigation into the noose found in Darrell Wallace Jr.’s garage stall at Talladega Superspeedway is over, NASCAR’s own investigation is ongoing. “We are continuing our portion of the investigation to try to determine why there was a rope fashioned into a noose, which obviously happened sometime last October, or before,” said NASCAR President Steve Phelps.
  • NASCAR says noose found in Bubba Wallace's garage at Talladega

    06/21/2020 8:16:03 PM PDT · by Stravinsky · 200 replies
    ESPN ^ | June 21, 2020 | ESPN News Services
    NASCAR said it is investigating after a noose was found in the garage of black driver Bubba Wallace on Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway in Lincoln, Alabama. "Late this afternoon, NASCAR was made aware that a noose was found in the garage stall of the 43 team. We are angry and outraged, and cannot state strongly enough how seriously we take this heinous act," NASCAR said in a statement. "We have launched an immediate investigation, and will do everything we can to identify the person(s) responsible and eliminate them from the sport. "As we have stated unequivocally, there is no place...
  • Jussie Smollett's malicious prosecution lawsuit dismissed by judge

    04/22/2020 11:10:41 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 22 2020 | Nate Day
    Jussie Smollett took another hit in court on Wednesday when a federal judge tossed his malicious prosecution lawsuit against the city of Chicago and several police officers. Attorneys for the former "Empire" star, 37, filed the suit in November 2019, after the city of Chicago sued him for $130,000, seeking reimbursement for the overtime to police officers who were involved in investigating the alleged racist and homophobic attack on Smollett back in January 2019. The countersuit in November claimed that Smollett was the victim of a malicious prosecution that caused humiliation and extreme distress.
  • Jussie Smollett and his 'attacker' 'had a sexual relationship and visited a Chicago bathhouse

    04/15/2020 11:18:09 AM PDT · by ZagFan · 42 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4-15-2015 | Andrew Court and Jennifer Smith
    Jussie Smollett had a sexual relationship with one of the Nigerian brothers who allegedly orchestrated his 'hoax' attack, a new source claims. The anonymous insider told Page Six Wednesday that the Empire star, 37, and his purported 'attacker' Abel Osundairo also visited an upscale Chicago bathhouse together on multiple occasions. 'They used to party together and he [Smollet] had a sexual relationship with [Osundairo]. They went to this affluent Chicago bathhouse multiple times and they had to show ID. It's known as a bathhouse where a lot of affluent black gay men hang out,' the source stated.
  • Jussie Smollett allegedly knew ‘attacker’ from upscale Chicago bathhouse

    04/15/2020 3:21:34 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 24 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 14 2020 | Carlos Greer
    Visits to an upscale Chicago gay bathhouse may prove that embattled “Empire” star Jussie Smollett was more than friends with his alleged attacker Ambimbola “Abel” Osundairo. “They used to party together and he had a sexual relationship with [Abel]. They went to this affluent Chicago bathhouse multiple times and they had to show ID. It’s known as a bathhouse where a lot of affluent black gay men hang out. There should be a record [of their visits],” an insider told Page Six, adding that the bathhouse records may be subpoenaed in Smollett’s upcoming trial on charges of disorderly conduct. Abel...
  • Jussie Smollett and Lee Daniels no longer on speaking terms

    04/09/2020 8:35:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    SNIP Smollett and Daniels’ “relationship is nonexistent, and it was tense even before Jussie’s attack incident,” an insider told Page Six. One point of contention, we’re told, was that Daniels wanted now-disgraced musician Kelly to write songs for Smollett’s “Empire” character — and even suggested that Kelly work on the actor’s own album. SNIP Meanwhile, we’re told that Smollett would often complain to Fox execs about Daniels. “It was things like that that did not sit well with Lee,” said the insider. “He [was frustrated by] Jussie because he was constantly going over his head to Fox about their creative...
  • Manipulation Through Racial Hoaxes

    04/08/2020 4:39:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 8, 2020 | Walter E. Wiliams
    We black people are so convenient and useful to America's leftists. Whenever there's a bit of silencing to be done, just accuse a detractor or critic of racism. A recent, particularly stupid, example is CNN's Brandon Tensley's complaint that the "Coronavirus task force is another example of Trump administration's lack of diversity." Tensley said the virus experts are "largely the same sorts of white men (and a couple women on the sidelines) who've dominated the Trump administration from the very beginning." I'd like for Tensley to tell us just what racial or sex diversity contribute to finding a cure or...
  • ‘Mulan’ Star Tzi Ma (Who Played Jack Bauer's Nemesis on 24) Recalls Racist Attack, Advocates for Others to #WashTheHate

    03/19/2020 5:05:52 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 40 replies
    Variety ^ | March 19, 2020 | AUDREY CLEO YAP
    “Mulan” star Tzi Ma is frequently recognized for his many film and television roles, including in last year’s indie hit “The Farewell” and the “Rush Hour” films. But it was an encounter weeks ago that has stayed with him. Ma had visited a Whole Foods grocery store in Pasadena, Calif., when a car approached him as he made his way to the entrance. “He rolls down the window and goes, ‘You should be quarantined,’ and then he took off,” Ma told Variety. He said he stood, speechless, before unleashing screams at the verbal assaulter, who was by then long gone....
  • Chicago area prosecutor Kim Foxx overcomes Jussie Smollett case, wins primary

    03/17/2020 10:20:28 PM PDT · by be-baw · 36 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 18, 2020 | AP
    CHICAGO — Kim Foxx, the Chicago area’s top prosecutor, won the Democratic nomination Tuesday against three challengers who zeroed in on her handling of the Jussie Smollett criminal case. ...
  • Jussie Smollett's Bid To Get Charges Thrown Out RejectedBy Illinois Supreme Court

    03/07/2020 2:18:57 PM PST · by blam · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3-7-2020 | Melissa Roberto
    The Illinois Supreme Court rejected former "Empire" star Jussie Smollett's request to throw out charges that accuse him of staging a racist, homophobic attack in Chicago. The ruling came Friday, along with the court's decision rejecting the actor's effort to remove the special prosecutor in the case. Smollett’s lawyers argued in an emergency petition that Cook County Circuit Judge Michael Toomin overstepped his authority and misinterpreted the law when he ordered the appointment of a special prosecutor. The court did not explain its decision to reject the arguments by Smollett’s lawyers. Smollett. 37, was initially accused by Cook County prosecutors...
  • Black Families Came to Chicago by the Thousands. Why Are They Leaving?

    02/18/2020 7:04:34 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 53 replies
    New York Times via Yahoo! News ^ | February 17, 2020 | by Julie Bosman, The New York Times
    ... The steady exodus of African Americans has caused alarm and grief in Chicago, the nation’s third largest city, where black people have shaped the history, culture and political life. The population of 2.7 million is still nearly split in thirds among whites, blacks and Latinos, but the balance is shifting. Chicago saw its population decline in 2018, the fourth year in a row. Since 2015, almost 50,000 black residents have left. They have been driven out of the city by segregation, gun violence, discriminatory policing, racial disparities in employment, the uneven quality of public schools and frustration at life...
  • Sanders endorses progressive lightning rod Chicago DA

    02/13/2020 10:53:35 AM PST · by karpov · 11 replies
    Politico ^ | February 13, 2020 | Holly Otterbein
    Bernie Sanders is throwing his weight behind Kim Foxx, the Cook County state’s attorney who is facing several primary challengers after a first term that has been simultaneously celebrated by progressives and come under fire nationally for her handling of actor Jussie Smollett’s case. Sanders’ campaign told POLITICO he is also endorsing Kane County, Ill. state’s attorney candidate Junaid Afeef, Travis County, Texas, district attorney candidate Jose Garza, and Harris County, Texas, district attorney candidate Audia Jones. The endorsements are in keeping with the Vermont senator’s attempts to position himself as the most progressive presidential candidate on criminal justice policy,...
  • Bernie Sanders Endorses Kim Foxx despite Smollett Baggage

    02/13/2020 7:29:06 PM PST · by bitt · 20 replies
    National Review ^ | 2/13/2020 | By TOBIAS HOONHOUT
    Senator Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) released a slew of endorsements for state attorneys on Thursday, including one for Kim Foxx, the Cook County state’s attorney who was investigated for her decision to drop charges against former Empire actor Jussie Smollett. “I am honored today to have the endorsement of Senator Sanders,” Foxx told Politico. “When I first ran four years ago on a platform that included a holistic approach to criminal justice reform, it was different than what previous prosecutors had ever attempted. Since in office, we’ve implemented bond and cannabis reform, we’re leading the country in vacating wrongful convictions...
  • State Attorney Kim Foxx Shifts Some Blame to Trump After Jussie Smollett Is Indicted

    02/12/2020 3:21:43 PM PST · by jazusamo · 47 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 12, 2020 | Julio Rosas
    Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx is on the defense after former "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett was indicted Tuesday on charges related to filing a false police report about the alleged Trump-inspired hate crime he reported in 2019. Foxx recused herself from the subsequent investigation after Chicago police interviewed two brothers who said Smollett paid them to stage the attack, where he claimed two men in "Make America Great Again" hats assaulted him and called him homophobic and racial slurs, but her office continued the inquiry. The State's Attorney office then dropped all criminal charges against Smollett in exchange for...
  • Jussie Smollett Indicted on 6 Counts for Lying to Police!

    02/11/2020 3:21:35 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 30 replies
    Ovation Eddie 2 ^ | 11/2/20 | Chicago Police
    Flashback to Chicago Police Reaction!
  • 750,000 Reasons Sun-Times' Kim Foxx Endorsement Shouldn't Shock

    02/14/2020 10:17:02 AM PST · by bitt · 5 replies
    patch.com ^ | 2/12/2020 | mark konkol
    KONKOL COMMENTARY: The Sun-Times didn't just endorse Kim Foxx's reelection bid. Its owners donated $750,000 to her campaign since September. The investigation into whether any individuals within the Cook County State's Attorney's Kim Foxx's office engaged in any wrongdoing in connection with the Smollett investigation continues, according to special prosecutor Dan Webb. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford File) CHICAGO — It seemed strange enough the Sun-Times editorial board on Monday "strongly" endorsed Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx for a second term, telling voters to spare her the "injustice" of letting a "single high-profile mistake ... overshadow her accomplishments." Foxx's "single" flub,...