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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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 Prosecutor Kim Foxx Fends Off Primary Challengers

    03/18/2020 5:53:52 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 4 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Kyle Olson
    Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx won her primary race in convincing fashion on Tuesday, according to returns reported by NBC Chicago. Foxx was thrust into the national spotlight in 2019 when she dropped charges against former Empire star Jussie Smollett, who was accused of staging a hate crime against himself in downtown Chicago and blaming the attack, involving a noose and bleach, on supporters of Donald Trump.
  • Tuesday’s results could spell trouble for Kim Foxx in the fall

    03/18/2020 2:11:52 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 4 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | March 18, 2020 | Eric Zorn
    Though Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx won Tuesday’s four-way primary in her bid for reelection, her comparatively weak performance compared to 2016 suggests she won’t necessarily cruise to victory in November. Foxx had won 48% of the Democratic vote and was leading her nearest opponent, Bill Conway, by about 15 percentage points. With 95% of suburban precincts reporting, Foxx had won just 43% of the Democratic vote, seven points ahead of Conway, who conceded to Foxx Tuesday night. I see more than a hint of political vulnerability in these results. Though Foxx has dismissed the controversy over her handling...
  • 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. ...
  • ‘White pride’ hoax: Woman arrested for ‘pulling a Jussie Smollett’

    03/09/2020 7:34:37 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 31 replies
    BizPacReview ^ | 8 March 2020 | Tom Tillison
    If racism is so rampant in America, why is it that time and time again people must resort to staging fake hate crimes to expose it? A growing problem, fake hate crimes are quick to be downplayed by the media, but these episodes reached a pinnacle with disgraced actor Jussie Smollet, whose name has become a verb to describe such incidents. Smollet has plenty of company, as seen in Johnson City, Tenn., where a black woman was arrested for scraping the words “white pride” into the sidewalk in front of a local gym owned by a black man. Mahagany Teague,...
  • 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...
  • Race Hoax – Black Couple Who Reported Racist Pro-Trump Graffiti On Vehicles Charged With Insurance Fraud

    03/01/2020 11:24:59 AM PST · by USA Conservative · 33 replies
    Conservative US ^ | 03.01.2020 | Alex Hall
    An African-American couple pulled their best Jussie Smollet impression by attacking their own car and blaming it on the Trumpers! As WREG reported an African-American Southaven couple said they woke up Tuesday morning to find racist graffiti had been spray-painted on two of their vehicles. Southaven Police confirmed they are investigating the reported vandalism on Marcia Louise Drive, and the FBI is also looking into the matter. The couple’s pickup truck has two N****** spray-painted on it. A car was painted with the phrase ‘Leave N******’ and ‘Trump.’ “This had to be unnerving for a quiet family to come out...
  • Big Three Ignore Soros Giving $2 Million to Group Supporting Smollett Prosecutor Kim Foxx

    02/25/2020 9:38:13 AM PST · by JV3MRC · 3 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 2/25/2020 | Joseph Vazquez
    When apparent hoaxer Empire actor Jussie Smollett’s charges were controversially dropped last year for allegedly faking a hate crime incident, the twitter page for the Empire writers rubbed it in everyone’s faces. Now, liberal megadonor George Soros is giving millions in an apparent effort to help the controversial Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx, whose office dropped the charges against Smollett, remain in power. The Big Three are ignoring it. A LexisNexis search showed that the Big Three (ABC News, NBC News, CBS News) failed to report this information between Feb. 20-Feb. 24.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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
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  • 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,...
  • Nigerian Brothers to Testify Against Jussie Smollett

    02/13/2020 10:13:53 PM PST · by bitt · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/13/2020 | alana mastrangelo
    Nigerian brothers Abel and Ola Osundairo are prepared to testify at the upcoming trial for Empire actor Jussie Smollett, according to their lawyers, who also mentioned that the two brothers will not feel vindicated unless Smollett is found guilty of lying to police, adding that they do not have any “ill will” toward the actor — only toward his lawyers, for calling them “liars.” “They have no ill will towards Mr Smollett,” said Gloria Schmidt Rodriguez — one of the lawyers for the Osundairo brothers — to the Daily Mail. “They really feel like their role in this now is...
  • 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,...