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  • Jussie Smollett, Former 'Empire' Actor, Has Been Indicted Again In Illinois

    02/15/2021 12:06:43 PM PST · by PghBaldy · 38 replies
    NPR ^ | February 11 | ANASTASIA TSIOULCAS
    A case that caused consternation and controversy in Chicago last year is entering a fresh chapter. On Tuesday afternoon, Jussie Smollett, a now-former actor on the show Empire, was again indicted by a grand jury in Cook County, Ill., for filing false police reports that he had been the victim of a hate crime near his home in January 2019. This is the second time Smollett has been indicted for filing a false police report.
  • BUSTED: AOC Wasn’t Even IN the Capitol Building During Her ‘Near Death’ Experience

    02/03/2021 3:09:36 PM PST · by montag813 · 103 replies
    24News ^ | 02-03-2021 | by Jason Samson
    by Jason SamsonSocialist Democrat Alexandria Cortez came out as a sexual abuse survivor in an emotional Instagram video on Monday night. Then she berated Republicans and shared her horrific experience in the US Capitol as a mob of Trump supporters stormed her hall and threatened her. She says she was forced to hide in the bathroom in the “near-death experience” and that the terrorists were screaming, “Where is she!?”The story, as it was initially related by AOC, suggested that she was about to be assassinated by rioters in her office in a video that has been viewed over 6 million...
  • 'He's been having sleepless nights': Bubba Wallace's father Darrell reveals the toll the 'noose' incident had on his son and chokes back tears while discussing the outpouring of support

    06/26/2020 6:23:19 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 84 replies
    NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace's father has spoken out after images were released of the suspected noose in his garage that was determined by the FBI not to be a hate crime. 'We've had to jump through a lot of hurdles and put up with a lot of stuff — from when he was nine years old, up until today,' Darrell Wallace Sr told CBS This Morning on Friday. Darrell grew emotional while recounting Monday's show of solidarity at Talladega, where all the drivers joined together to push Bubba's car to the front of the line after NASCAR claimed a noose...
  • Al Sharpton: Bubba Wallace has not 'seen closure' following FBI investigation into garage stall noose

    06/24/2020 10:12:41 AM PDT · by kevcol · 75 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 24, 2020 | Dominick Mastrangelo
    “The FBI identified it as a noose. NASCAR [initially] said it was a noose or went along with the FBI’s characterization. It was a noose. So, the question is, even if they did not know that Bubba Wallace was going to use that stall, why was a noose in the stall?" Sharpton said Wednesday on MSNBC. "So I don’t think this answers a lot of questions. And clearly, from what we just saw of Bubba Wallace, it does not seem he, who is the victim and possible target in this matter, seems to be satisfied with this. So I do...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • Jussie Smollett New 6-Count [FELONY GRAND JURY] Indictment For Alleged Racist Attack

    02/11/2020 5:45:54 PM PST · by catnipman · 21 replies
    TMZ ^ | 2/11/2020 | n/a
    Jussie Smollett is facing felony charges in Chicago again -- the special prosecutor just announced an indictment against the actor for the alleged homophobic attack against him last year. A grand jury handed up the new indictment against Jussie on Tuesday. Dan Webb was appointed special prosecutor for the case last summer. We're told he's now facing 6 felony counts for lying to law enforcement. The indictment calls the 6 charges "disorderly conduct," but all 6 involve allegations of lying to cops.
  • 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...