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  • Bags of antisemitic flyers, suspected rat poison found in Chicago neighborhood: ‘Vile’

    04/10/2024 8:02:21 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 7 replies
    NY Post ^ | 04/10/2024 | Snejana Farberov
    Dozens of plastic bags containing “repulsive” antisemitic flyers and possible “rat poison” were found scattered around a Chicago neighborhood Monday — in the third disturbing incident this year. A resident came across the hateful leaflets in the Lincoln Park area Monday morning and reached out to their local official. “This is not the first time our ward has seen incidents like this. To the people who are spreading these flyers, I have a clear message: you are committing acts of hate,” Timmy Knudsen, alderman for Chicago’s 43rd Ward, said in a statement.
  • Illinois Supreme Court to hear actor Jussie Smollett appeal of conviction for staging racist attack

    03/28/2024 6:37:49 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 35 replies
    ap ^ | 03 26 2024 | JOHN O’CONNOR
    The Illinois Supreme Court will hear an appeal of actor Jussie Smollett’s disorderly conduct conviction for staging a racist and homophobic attack against himself in 2019, then lying to Chicago police about it. The court on Wednesday accepted the appeal from Smollett, formerly a cast member of the television drama “Empire.” It will review a December state appellate court ruling that upheld his 2021 conviction by a Cook County jury. The case kicked up an international uproar and produced an intensive manhunt by Chicago police detectives. There is no date set for the high court to hear arguments in the...
  • VIDEO: Cassidy Hutchinson Revealed as the Jussie Smollett of J6

    03/17/2024 10:50:29 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 20 replies
    Rumble ^ | March 17, 2024 | DUmmie FUnnies
    VIDEORemember all the hoopla by the media in June 2002 about the STAR WITNESS of the J6 committee? Not just any witness but the STAR WITNESS. It was supposed to be such a big deal that they even got a TV producer to arrange the testimony as a big production number for the public. Well, Cassidy Hutchinson turned out to the the STAR WITNESS yet her testimony was nothing but third hand hearsay that, as more facts started coming out later, she was forced to issue a FIFTEEN PAGE correction to her testimony. FIFTEEN PAGES. One' could understand a few...
  • Jussie Smollett tries to get conviction overturned AGAIN, this time telling Illinois Supreme Court he should never have been prosecuted

    02/06/2024 1:04:14 PM PST · by algore · 22 replies
    Jussie Smollett is trying to get his conviction for faking an attack overturned again - this time claiming he should never have been prosecuted in the first place. The Empire star is arguing he shouldn't have been charged with felony disorderly conduct in December 2021 because prosecutors made a deal to dismiss the first indictment. Smollett's attorneys filed legal documents with Illinois Supreme Court detailing the deal, which involved him doing community service and forfeiting his bond in return for charges being dropped. The actor is taking his appeal to the state's highest court after it was previously denied by...
  • Five Years Ago Today, Joe Biden Spread The Jussie Smollett Hate Crime Hoax

    01/29/2024 3:51:13 PM PST · by george76 · 18 replies
    Federalist ^ | JANUARY 29, 2024 | Tristan Justice
    Monday marked the five-year anniversary of Joe Biden’s online condemnation of a “hate crime” that never happened. On Jan. 29, 2019, “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett, who is black and gay, made national headlines with claims a pair of white supremacist Trump supporters violently attacked him. The actor said his assailants screamed, “This is MAGA country!” in the apparently far-right city of Chicago. “I will never be the man this did not happen to,” Smollett told ABC News in an interview with Robin Roberts two weeks later. By December 2021, Smollett was convicted on five out of six charges over staging...
  • Illinois appeals court affirms actor Jussie Smollett's convictions and jail sentence

    12/01/2023 10:10:55 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 29 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12 01 2023 | ED WHITE
    An appeals court upheld the disorderly conduct convictions Friday of actor Jussie Smollett, who was accused of staging a racist, homophobic attack against himself in 2019 and then lying about it to Chicago police. Smollett, who appeared in the TV show “Empire,” challenged the role of a special prosecutor, jury selection, evidence and many other aspects of the case. But all were turned aside in a 2-1 opinion from the Illinois Appellate Court. Smollett had reported to police that he was the victim of a racist and homophobic attack by two men wearing ski masks. The manhunt for the attackers...
  • Man fatally shot by cop on LA freeway was struggling actor, family blasts ‘absolute police brutality’

    11/23/2023 11:48:01 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 49 replies
    Nypost ^ | 11/23/2023 | Isabel Keane
    The man fatally shot by a California Highway Patrol officer on a Los Angeles freeway was a troubled struggling actor — whose family always “backed the blue” before seeing video of him killed by “absolute police brutality,” his stepmom said. Jesse Dominguez, an aspiring actor working as a waiter and living in a sober living facility due to drug addiction, was shot dead by police during what his family claims was likely a mental health crisis while he was living sober living facility
  • Illinois appeals court hears arguments on Jussie Smollett request to toss convictions

    09/12/2023 1:15:16 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 16 replies
    ABC News ^ | 09 12 2023 | MICHAEL TARM
    Jussie Smollett's lawyers told an Illinois appellate court Tuesday it should toss the former “Empire” actor’s convictions for staging a racist, homophobic attack against himself in 2019 and then lying about it to Chicago police, arguing that anger over the case led to properly dismissed charges being improperly restored. Smollett, foregoing his usual three-piece suits in favor of a casual beige jacket and blue jeans, slipped into court for the hour-long oral arguments Tuesday and sat on spectator benches. He seemed to listen intently, leaning forward to follow the debate before the three-judge panel. Smollett, 41, didn't speak to reporters...
  • Jussie Smollett appeal: Actor files opening arguments as he appeals conviction for hate crime hoax (When does Jussie Smollett report for jail?)

    08/21/2023 10:03:03 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 12 replies
    ABC 7 Chicago ^ | March 2, 2023 | Staff
    Attorneys for Jussie Smollett filed an appeal challenging the actor's disorderly conduct conviction. Smollett's defense argues the conviction should be overturned because his right to due process was violated. The brief was filed just before 9 p.m. Wednesday, hours before the court's final deadline. The three-judge appellate panel had granted a fifth extension to Smollett's attorneys in January to file their arguments, but warned it would be the last. (Until the next one.) Prosecutors said at the time they wouldn't pursue the 16 counts against Smollett in consideration of his community service and turning over his $10,000 bond to the...
  • Police uncover hate hoax in San Diego (Update to thread I posted last night)

    06/22/2023 1:15:39 PM PDT · by Morgana · 60 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 22, 2023 | John Sexton
    Credit to Andy Ngo who posted the details of this story on Twitter today. It started earlier this week with what appeared to be a serious crime. A 39-year-old man in San Diego named Scott Rowin said he was harassed and then set on fire by a couple of men who targeted him because he is gay. Last Monday night, Rowin says stopped by The Loft on Fifth Avenue and inquired about a job. He left past 8 p.m. and headed south, towards his downtown apartment, intending to call an Uber. His memory is hazy, but somewhere within a few...
  • 4-year-old tweets from Biden & Harris earned a Twitter Community Notes fact-checking

    04/17/2023 7:17:42 PM PDT · by NetAddicted · 9 replies ^ | 4/17/2023 | Doug P
    Everybody remembers what happened after actor Jussie Smollett claimed in January of 2019 to have been attacked in Chicago by two men shouting racial slurs and claiming “this is MAGA country.” Comedian Dave Chappelle was among those who noticed right away that “none of these details added up at all,” but politicians who really enjoy stoking the flames of racism ran with Smollett’s claim without question. President Biden and VP Harris have tweets that have aged badly and now have Twitter Community Notes attached: Biden got fact checked on Jouicy… — EducatëdHillbilly™ (@RobProvince) April 17, 2023 Biden’s getting called...
  • Brothers Paid by Jussie Smollett to Instigate 2019 Hoax Apologize to Country, Didn't 'Foresee' Ramifications

    03/17/2023 4:52:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/17 | Ashley Carnahan
    Smollett was sentenced to 150 days in jail plus probationThe two brothers who were paid by actor Jussie Smollett to orchestrate a fake hate crime had a message for the country about its "ramifications." Abimbola and Olabinjo Osundairo, nicknamed Bola and Ola, apologized for their role in the 2019 hoax, saying they agreed to Smollett’s terms because they wanted to use his connections as a prominent actor to help them in their own careers. "I just first want to apologize to everyone in the audience, the country and anyone who might have been affected by this directly. When we were...
  • Brothers in Jussie Smollett hoax break silence, say actor wanted to be 'poster child for activism'

    03/14/2023 8:51:12 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | 03/13/2023 | Taylor Penley | Fox News
    Early in the morning hours of a polar vortex in January 2019, FOX's "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett claimed two White supremacist Trump supporters attacked him near his Chicago apartment in a racially-motivated hate crime that would soon incite outrage from activists and the media. It's the "hate crime" that dominated headlines, but facts proved none of it was true. In December 2021, the now-40-year-old actor and singer was convicted of five felony counts of disorderly conduct. One year ago, he was sentenced in March 2022 to 150 days in county jail. Brothers Abimbola "Bola" and Olabinjo "Ola" Osundairo, Smollett's accomplices...
  • CU student says Pride Flag was removed, burned, and returned to home

    12/01/2022 4:57:50 AM PST · by real saxophonist · 33 replies
    Denver7 ^ | Nov 30, 2022 | Colette Bordelon
    CU student says Pride Flag was removed, burned, and returned to home By: Colette Bordelon Nov 30, 2022 BOULDER, Colo. — Boulder is typically thought of as one of the most progressive cities in the entire state, but a college student said his Pride flag was vandalized overnight Tuesday, and it's not the first time it's happened. Glacius, 20, said he moved to Boulder to attend the University of Colorado at Boulder, and also because it is such an accepting community. “I can really be myself out here. I can really just show to the world who I really am,"...
  • Transgender Twitch star says she's been forced to move out of her HOME after being 'harassed and stalked' by trolls - claiming she was even arrested at GUNPOINT after someone posed as her and threatened local politicians

    08/19/2022 11:15:31 AM PDT · by Morgana · 29 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | August 19, 2022 | Lillian Gissen
    A transgender Twitch star claimed she has been forced to move out of her home after being 'harassed and stalked' by people online - who allegedly sent a threat to local politicians under her name, which resulted in her being arrested at gunpoint. Clara Sorrenti, who goes by the name Keffals online, 28, said a SWAT team stormed her home in London, Ontario, on August 5, after someone pretending to be her sent alarming messages to Canada officials claiming she was going to commit 'mass violence.' She claimed that someone 'stole her identity and used it to weaponize the emergency...
  • Black man made fake threat against black people in Buffalo to see if racists would 'agree with him': Report

    08/05/2022 4:12:18 PM PDT · by grundle · 21 replies
    The Blaze ^ | August 5, 2022 | Cortney Weil
    Federal agents have arrested a black man in Buffalo, New York, for making a false threat against black people to see whether racists on social media would support him. According to WIVB-TV in Buffalo, Rolik Walker, 24, of Buffalo, was arrested for a tweet he supposedly published on May 16 from an anonymous account. In the tweet, he reportedly threatened that he and his "associates" would be "targeting" Buffalo-area grocery stores and that they were "only looking to kill blacks." Walker, who is black, allegedly issued the tweet under the Twitter handle @ConklinHero just two days after white man Payton...
  • Jussie Smollett: All Eyes On Me At BET Awards ... (Twitter Roasts Him)

    07/01/2022 4:31:13 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 20 replies
    TMZ ^ | 27 June 2022 | TMZ
    Jussie Smollett is back in the limelight just 3 months after getting released from prison ... after attending the BET Awards and getting incredulous reactions online. The actor showed up at Sunday night's ceremony in LA, all smiles ... telling ET he's excited to be "expanding his empire." Twitter was on fire as JS walked the red carpet and took his seat ... memes were created in his name, while some called out BET for allowing "race-baiting liars" in its space. Sunday night's host, Taraji P. Henson, has been a vocal supporter of Jussie -- they both worked on "Empire"...
  • Jussie Smollett Starved Himself in Prison

    06/22/2022 4:57:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 75 replies
    Jussie Smollett starved himself in prison. The 40-year-old actor - who was convicted of lying about being a victim of a racist and homophobic attack back in 2019 and initially sentenced to 150 days in jail in 2021 but was freed after just six days behind bars - admitted that during his brief time behind bars he "fasted" for almost a week in order to achieve a "clear mind." He said: "I was there for six and a half days. I fasted for six and a half days. I was fasting because that's what we do in my family. Like...
  • Jussie Smollett to make post-scandal directorial debut with B-Boy Blues coming soon to BET+

    05/25/2022 8:48:39 PM PDT · by algore · 33 replies
    Jussie Smollett will make his post-scandal directorial debut on BET+ with the upcoming film B-Boy Blues. It will be the first project for the 39-year-old actor since being found guilty in December 2021 of charges stemming from a fake hate crime against himself. Mona Scott-Young, 55, and her Monami Entertainment has joined the film as a producer and was a key figure in the BET+ deal, according to an article on Wednesday by Variety. Smollett was sentenced in March to 150 days in county jail after being convicted on felony charges over the January 2019 hate crime hoax. He served...
  • Jussie Smollett releases new song claiming innocence weeks after leaving jail

    04/09/2022 11:14:44 AM PDT · by Bon of Babble · 15 replies
    New York Post ^ | 4/09/2022 | Jesse O’Neill
    Jussie Smollett chided police and prosecutors and declared his innocence in a song released Friday — three weeks after he was sprung from a Chicago jail while his lawyers appeal his conviction for staging a hate crime.