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  • Attorney for brothers involved in the Jussie Smollett case says they were 'betrayed' ...

    03/12/2019 9:26:55 AM PDT · by Steely Tom · 24 replies
    CNN ^ | 12 March 2019 | Amir Vera
    Two brothers who authorities said took part in a staged attack on actor Jussie Smollett were "betrayed" by the celebrity, their attorney told CNN on Monday. . . . She said her clients are remorseful for their role in the situation and they hope it opens dialogue for people in minority communities and those that have suffered hate crimes. "They feel regretful that they put their trust in the wrong person," she said.
  • Yes, ‘This Is America, 2019’

    02/27/2019 4:21:02 AM PST · by simpson96 · 14 replies
    American Greatness ^ | 2/24/2019 | Victor Davis Hanson
    <p>There have been so far about three general reactions to the concocted Jussie Smollett psychodrama.</p> <p>One, and the most common, has been apprehension that Smollett’s lies will discredit future real incidents of hate crimes against gays and minorities. This could be a legitimate concern, given the tensions within a multiracial society.</p>
  • Robin Roberts gets ‘completely honest’ about interview with Jussie Smollett

    03/04/2019 1:30:00 PM PST · by Steely Tom · 52 replies
    Page Six ^ | 4 March 2019 | Christine Burroni
    Roberts said she was promised she could challenge him on the “red flags” over the alleged racist and homophobic attack and that she’d get new information out of him. “I’m a black gay woman, he’s a black gay man,” she said. “He’s saying that there’s a hate crime, so if I’m too hard, then my LGBT community is going to say, ‘You don’t believe a brother,’ if I’m too light on him, it’s like, ‘Oh, because you are in the community, you’re giving him a pass.'” “It was one of the most challenging interviews I’ve ever had to do,” she...
  • How to <b>Fake a Hate Crime</b> and Get Away With It

    02/26/2019 2:12:25 AM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 16 replies
    Front Page ^ | February 26, 2019 | Daniel Greenfield
    How to Fake a Hate Crime and Get Away With It Lessons for Jussie Smollett and the Left. February 26, 2019 Daniel Greenfield 8 read comments at Frontpage Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism. “Why did Jussie Smollett do it?” a thousand anxiously clueless progressives ask. To paraphrase Willie Sutton, because that’s where the money is. Just ask Khalil Cavil, a Texas waiter, who raised a thousand bucks off a fake note that he wrote himself, "We don't tip terrorist." "I want...
  • Was Obama’s Deep State Behind the Juissie Smollett Hate Hoax? Stunning New Details

    02/24/2019 4:43:40 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 93 replies
    Tea Pary ^ | 02/22/19
    Over the last few weeks, we have watched Jussie Smollet turn from a martyr of the resistance to disgraced hate hoaxer who has seriously undermined the left’s narrative on racist Trump supporters. But did Smollett act alone? Was it really entirely his idea to fake a politically-chared hate hoax, or was he acting on behalf of bigger and much more powerful players? Many people are now alleging that the whole hoax was planned at the highest level of Obama’s deep state and designed specifically to reignite the race war in the US.
  • High Ties and Misdemeanors

    02/24/2019 8:03:13 AM PST · by upchuck · 15 replies
    Am Thinker ^ | February 24, 2018 | Clarice Feldman
    Nothing offends people more than unequal justice -- disparate treatment of protected persons and classes. This week, the FBI and Department of Justice’s hash of equal justice became even clearer and the media’s fat thumb on the scales as well. If you read nothing else this week, read this essay by Lord Conrad Black in the New York Sun, who links the Special Counsel fiasco and the Jussie Smollett hoax and concludes that we just avoided the “biggest constitutional crisis since the Civil War”: The authors, accomplices, and dupes of this attempted overthrow of constitutional government are now well along in...
  • 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...
  • Senate passes bill to make lynching a federal crime

    02/15/2019 5:45:59 AM PST · by true believer forever · 135 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/14/19 | Jordain Carney
    The bill, introduced by Sens. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Tim Scott (R-S.C.), makes lynching punishable as a hate crime. The bill previously passed the Senate in December, but it did not clear the then-GOP controlled House before the end of the 115th Congress. It passed on Thursday by a voice vote.
  • Jussie Smollett Dropped From Remainder Of ‘Empire’s Season By Producers

    02/22/2019 7:59:18 AM PST · by Red Badger · 129 replies
    deadline.com ^ | 02/22/2019 | by Dominic Patten and Nellie Andreeva
    One day after Jussie Smollett was arrested on multiple felony charges for the alleged racist and homophobic attack of last month, the producers of Empire have cut the actor from the rest of the show’s fifth season “The events of the past few weeks have been incredibly emotional for all of us,” said EPs Lee Daniels, Danny Strong, Brett Mahoney, Brian Grazer, Sanaa Hamri, Francie Calfo and Dennis Hammer this morning. “Jussie has been an important member of our Empire family for the past five years and we care about him deeply,” the producers added. “While these allegations are very...
  • Kamala Harris reacts to Jussie Smollett arrest: 'Sad, frustrated, and disappointed'

    02/21/2019 11:05:26 PM PST · by knighthawk · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 21 2019 | lizabeth Zwirz
    Sen. Kamala Harris, who once labeled the Jussie Smollet attack claim an "attempted modern day lynching," spoke out on Thursday after Smollett was charged and arrested with disorderly conduct for allegedly filing a false police report. The California lawmaker tweeted a statement expressing her sadness, frustration, and disappointment on the same day Smollett, who’s been released from jail, appeared before Cook County Judge John Fitzgerald Lyke Jr. “When anyone makes false claims to police, it not only diverts resources away from serious investigations but it makes it more difficult for other victims of crime to come forward,” Harris wrote.
  • Kamala Harris releases statement on Jussie Smollett charges [Video]

    02/21/2019 6:22:55 PM PST · by TheZMan · 59 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2/21/2019 | Fox News
    Fox News - YouTube link - https://youtu.be/1ru70E6_pig
  • Federal grand jury reportedly already convened, issued multiple subpoenas on Jussie Smollett

    02/21/2019 12:26:35 PM PST · by COUNTrecount · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 19, 2019 | Thomas Lifson
    Federal grand jury reportedly already convened, issued multiple subpoenas on Jussie Smollett fake mail threat sent to Fox 1/18/19 If the remarkable grassroots journalists at CWBChicago are correct (as they have been all along), Jussie Smollett has a lot more to worry about than the state rap of a class four felony of making a false police report. If he was indeed responsible for the sending of a letter to the Fox Chicago studios where Empire is produced, he has triggered federal charges that carry hard time. Importantly, the feds don't parole early to relieve overcrowded prisons the way the...
  • What happened? A timeline of the Jussie Smollett case

    02/21/2019 12:38:07 PM PST · by Red Badger · 15 replies
    www.chicagotribune.com ^ | 02/21/2019 | Staff
    “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett told Chicago police last month that two men attacked him near his apartment building in Streeterville, slipping a noose around his neck and yelling racial and homophobic slurs. More than three weeks later, authorities said they now believe Smollett was lying and charged him with disorderly conduct, alleging he filed a false police report. Here are some key moments in the unfolding saga: Jan. 22 — The week before he says he was attacked in Streeterville, Smollett reported receiving an envelope addressed to him at production studios on Chicago’s West Side. The envelope was postmarked in...
  • Report: Jussie Smollett ‘Dissatisfied’ with over $1,000,000 Annual ‘Empire’ Salary

    02/21/2019 10:08:15 AM PST · by rktman · 63 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 2/21/12019
    ABC News ✔ @ABC · 2h Replying to @ABC JUST IN: Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Jussie Smollett arrest: "A single individual who put their perceived self-interest ahead of these shared principles will never trump Chicago's collective spirit." https://abcn.ws/2ST8mhk View image on Twitter
  • Keep Hate Alive!

    02/21/2019 9:36:35 AM PST · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 21, 2019 | Sheriff David Clarke (Ret.)
    Race provocateur extraordinaire Jesse Jackson made famous a slogan in his run for the Presidency in 1988. It was Keep Hope Alive. Thirty years later the American Left has replaced the word hope with another four letter h-word: hate. They hate Republicans, they hate white male conservatives, they hate Trump, they hate the unborn, they hate the American flag, and they hate the police. The Left sees so much potential in using hate as a political weapon that they have built a hate industrial complex. If they don’t keep hate alive, the bottom of their identity politics strategy collapses. Enough...
  • CPD Releases Jussie Smollett Booking Photo

    02/21/2019 7:09:17 AM PST · by Red Badger · 71 replies
    twitter.com/WNDU ^ | 02/21/2019 | Staff
    Booking photo WNDU ‏Verified account @WNDU 2m2 minutes ago BREAKING: Chicago police just released the jail booking photo for Jussie Smollett, the "Empire" actor accused of making a false police report when he said he was attacked by two men who hurled racist and anti-gay slurs and looped a rope around his neck.
  • Chicago PD Press Conference on Jussie Smollett Arrest

    02/21/2019 7:07:16 AM PST · by keat · 77 replies
    TV Line ^ | 02/21/19
    A press conference will be held at Chicago PD headquarters at 9 am CT (10 am ET / 7 am PT), where Superintendent Eddie Johnson and Commander of Area Central Detectives Edward Wodnicki will brief reporters on the investigation prior to Smollett’s appearance in court. Link
  • 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 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.
  • BREAKING: Osundairo Brothers Now Say Jussie Smollett Faked The Letter, Too

    02/19/2019 5:52:47 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 57 replies
    Red State ^ | February 19, 2019 | Alex Parker
    On Monday, I asked if there was more hoax to the Jussie Smollett hoax than had yet been asserted. Ola and Abel Osundairo have claimed the three rehearsed the attack before it was acted out on a Chicago street. But what of — I asked — the threatening letter to Jussie, which supposedly served as catalyst for the staged fight (here)? On January 22nd, the Empire actor received a letter featuring a stick figure hanging from a tree, with a gun to his head and a caption reading “You will die, black fag.” As the Monday story went, detectives believe...