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  • Jussie Smollett arrested

    02/21/2019 9:11:15 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 82 replies
    CNN ^ | 21/2/19 | Veronica Rocha, Meg Wagner and Brian Ries
    ...Jussie Smollett arrested and faces a felony charge for allegedly filing false police report...
  • Chicago detectives are seeking Jussie Smollett's financial records, police source says

    02/20/2019 11:52:33 AM PST · by Red Badger · 52 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 2:39 PM ET, Wed February 20, 2019 | By Ray Sanchez and Ryan Young
    Chicago detectives investigating an alleged attack on Jussie Smollett are working to obtain the actor's financial records, a high-ranking police source said Wednesday. Investigators have also sought to ask Smollett additional questions about the attack he reported on January 29. Smollett's attorneys have not indicated when their client will be available to talk to police. Smollett told authorities that two men attacked him, putting a rope around his neck and pouring an unknown chemical substance on him. Smollett denies playing a role in his attack, according to a statement from his attorneys. In a statement, 20th Century Fox Television, which...
  • Why Does the MSM Keep Falling for Obvious Hoaxes?

    02/19/2019 7:46:19 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 81 replies
    PJ Mrdia ^ | 18 Feb. 2019 | Debra Heine
    Another clueless reporter is *shocked* that the Jussie Smollett story turned out to be a hoax:..... If there was a "national outrage" over the dubious incident, it was limited to gullible left-wing journalists, celebrities, politicians, and activists. The "narrative" only seemed "cut-and-dry" to people who were looking at the case through lenses clouded by their anti-Trump bias. It seemed made up to those of us who noticed that Smollett's allegations were outlandish, implausible, and riddled with inconsistencies from the get-go. Yet even as his story started falling apart (which happened almost immediately), the national media clung to their precious narrative....
  • Nolte: Jussie Smollett Media Hoax Is A Hate Crime Against Trump Supporters

    02/19/2019 6:58:17 PM PST · by blam · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2-19-2019 | John Nolte
    There is simply no question the media hoax perpetrated by Jussie Smollett is a hate crime committed against supporters of President Donald Trump. A “hate crime” is defined as a bias crime, a crime committed against others based on who they are, or what they look like, or what group they hail from. Filing a false police report is a crime, one that Smollett is almost certainly guilty of and might be charged with. The hate-bias part is even easier to prove. And Smollett is not the only one guilty of this. So too are his co-conspirators in the establishment...
  • If Smollett Isn’t Charged With A Hate Crime, No One Should Be

    02/20/2019 11:20:16 AM PST · by blam · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2-20-2019 | John Hayward
    If a fair and thorough investigation establishes that Jussie Smollett faked the attack he claimed was perpetrated by white men wearing MAGA hats, then he should be charged with a hate crime. Fake hate crimes are hate crimes. If hate crime laws are merely instruments of totalitarian political power, rather than sound legal principles applicable to Americans of every color and creed, then it is long past time to get rid of them. Smollett’s offense went far beyond wasting the police department’s time with a false report, as if that wasn’t bad enough in crime-ridden Chicago. If that is the...
  • Here are 50 campus hate-crime hoaxes The College Fix has covered since 2012

    02/20/2019 7:30:09 AM PST · by Perseverando · 22 replies
    The College Fix ^ | February 18, 2019 | Jennifer Kabbany
    Two weeks before the Jussie Smollett case was revealed to be a hoax, The College Fix pretty much called it out as such. How did we know? Because we’ve seen it before. A lot. For the past seven years, we’ve chronicled dozens of similar examples nationwide on college campuses or perpetrated by students. In sum, more than 50 and counting. For starters, The College Fix tracked 9 campus hate-crime hoaxes between 2012 and 2014, as well as one that took place in 2011. Examples included two black students at Montclair State University who reported finding hateful and threatening graffiti aimed...
  • Smollett threat letter called "enormous mistake" ...Federal charges "certain"

    02/19/2019 1:45:50 AM PST · by Trump_the_Evil_Left · 112 replies
    CWBChicago ^ | February 18, 2019 | staff
    Late Monday, CWBChicago received confirmation that the letter case has been before a federal grand jury and multiple subpoenas have been generated over the course of the investigation. In a conversation on Feb. 8th, before police met with brothers Ola and Abel Osundairo, a leading source within the Smollett attack investigation called the hate crime a "false flag" and said “There is a direct line between (the letter) and (the purported attack)." In the same conversation, the source hinted at what was to come: "This is not a whodunit. It's a how-many-people-dunit." Whoever mailed the letter "made an enormous mistake,"...
  • Reports: Smollett Rehearsed Attack Which Was Staged Because Hate Letter Didn’t Get Enough Attention

    02/18/2019 6:54:52 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/18/2019 | John Sexton
    TMZ is reporting that Jussie Smollett not only staged the hate crime against himself but also scouted a location and rehearsed how it would go down with the two brothers who carried it out: Law enforcement sources tell TMZ, Abel and Ola Osundairo told cops they got in a car with Jussie and scouted a location, settling on the one right outside the actor’s apartment. The brothers said Jussie chose the spot because he believed a camera would have captured the action.Our sources say the brothers told police Jussie said he wanted to make it a “physical thing,” but...
  • Facebook blocks Rod Dreher article detailing Jussie Smollett’s MAGA ‘hate hoax’

    02/18/2019 3:49:29 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 02/18/2019 | Calvin Freiburger
    CHICAGO, February 18, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – As more and more observers arrive at the conclusion that Empire actor Jussie Smollett likely staged an assault against himself to blame on bigoted Trump supporters, Facebook temporarily blocked a post by The Benedict Option author Rod Dreher labeling the incident a “hate hoax.” The 36-year-old, openly-homosexual actor says he was assaulted in Chicago on January 29, with two masked men allegedly shouting racial and homophobic epithets, beating him to the point of fracturing a rib, putting a rope around his neck, and pouring bleach on him. “This is MAGA country,” they allegedly...
  • Reporter Andy Ngo: The List Of Fake Hate Crimes Is Pretty Long

    02/18/2019 1:55:48 PM PST · by DeweyCA · 12 replies ^ | 2-18-19 | Jazz Shaw
    The Jussie Smollett investigation seems to have turned a corner over the past few days, but police haven’t issued a definitive statement yet. Regardless of what happens next, now seems like a good moment to remember that high-profile hate hoaxes have become a fairly common occurrence in the Trump era. Reporter Andy Ngo made a list on Twitter this morning: Andy Ngo ✔ @MrAndyNgo Right after Donald Trump’s election, the SPLC really stoked panic. A pro-gay Episcopal church in Indiana was vandalized w/“Heil Trump,” a swastika, & an anti-gay slur. Turns out it was the gay organ player who did...
  • Poetic Jusstice

    02/18/2019 11:07:05 AM PST · by OddLane · 24 replies
    Taki Mag ^ | 2/18/19 | Jim Goad
    In keeping with my self-imposed rule of assuming that every media-hyped hate-crime story that barrels down the pike is “False Until Proven True,” I assumed that the grossly implausible anti-gay, anti-black, pro-Trump late-night attack in subzero Chicago temperatures involving actor and singer Jussie Smollett—which featured the added hyperbolic embellishments of bleach, a noose, and two presumably white attackers shouting “This is MAGA country” in the least-MAGA part of the country—was a steaming pile of happy horseshit. Writing this 18 days after the alleged attack occurred at 2AM on January 29—because everyone knows that feral white rednecks roam “ritzy” Chicago neighborhoods...
  • Jussie Smollett Not Officially 'Suspect' ... Police Sources Say Otherwise

    02/17/2019 9:22:10 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 48 replies
    TMZ ^ | 2/17/2019 | TMZ Staff
    Jussie Smollett is not officially a suspect in the Chicago PD investigation, despite multiple sources inside the department who tell us he is squarely just that. We reached out to Chi PD and asked if the status of the "Empire" star has officially gone from victim to suspect. We were told ... "We have some information that needs to be corroborated and verified with the Empire cast member before we can answer this question. After new developments, we've reached out to his attorney and requested additional time to interview him." It actually makes sense ... the cops are playing the...

    02/16/2019 7:45:38 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 9 replies
    Grabien News ^ | 2/16/2019 | Tom Elliott
    When TMZ first reported that actor Jussie Smollett was the victim of a vicious hate crime, it sounded almost impossible to believe. Upon leaving a Chicago Subway sandwich shop circa 2 AM one sub-zero night in late January, two masked men recognized him as the openly gay black actor starring in Fox’s ‘Empire,’ hurled racist and homophobic slurs at him, beat him to the point of breaking his ribs, doused him with bleach, tied a noose around his neck, before pronouncing “This is MAGA Country!” and fleeing. Making such astonishing claims, the national media owed it to their viewers to...
  • Police sources: New evidence suggests Jussie Smollett orchestrated attack

    02/16/2019 5:13:27 PM PST · by KC_Lion · 89 replies
    CNN ^ | February 16, 2019 | Ryan Young and Brad Parks
    (VIDEO AT SOURCE)Chicago (CNN)Two law enforcement sources with knowledge of the investigation told CNN that Chicago Police believe Jussie Smollett paid two men to orchestrate the assault. The brothers, who were arrested Wednesday, were released without charges Friday after Chicago police cited the discovery of "new evidence." The sources told CNN that the two men are now cooperating fully with law enforcement. Smollett told authorities he was attacked early January 29 by two men who were "yelling out racial and homophobic slurs." He said one attacker put a rope around his neck and poured an unknown chemical substance on him....."It...
  • Police sources: New evidence suggests Jussie Smollett orchestrated attack (shocker alert)

    02/16/2019 3:55:28 PM PST · by janetjanet998 · 113 replies
    Chicago (CNN)Two law enforcement sources with knowledge of the investigation told CNN that Chicago Police believe Jussie Smollett paid two men to orchestrate the assault.
  • Jussie Smollett: 'Suspects' Lawyer ... My Clients Have Key Evidence

    02/16/2019 8:23:26 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 55 replies
    TMZ ^ | 2/16/2019 | Staff
    The lawyer for the 2 men who were arrested and then released in connection with the alleged attack on Jussie Smollett says the new evidence that has changed this case is something her clients told cops. Attorney Gloria Schmidt was at the Chicago police station Friday night, after her clients, Ola and Abel Osundairo, were released from custody. Schmidt said the "new evidence" that triggered the release of her clients was something they knew and presumably told cops. Our photog asked Schmidt flat out if the "attack" was staged, and she answered obliquely, saying there were moving parts and she...
  • Cops Arrest 'Potential Suspects' for Battery ... Brothers Are Former 'Empire' Extras

    02/15/2019 2:40:52 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 55 replies
    TMZ ^ | 2/15/2019 | Staff
    Police have now arrested 2 men in the Jussie Smollett investigation -- 2 men with ties to "Empire" -- and TMZ has learned they were booked for battery. As we reported ... cops picked up Ola and Abel, their nicknames, on Wednesday night at O'Hare Airport. A Chicago law enforcement source tells us the next step may be a lineup in which Jussie will be asked to identify the culprits. This raises a potential problem because, as we first reported, Jussie initially said his attackers were white and yelled "MAGA country." The Osundairos, from Nigeria, just don't fit that profile....
  • Christian activist willing to go to jail on LGBT hate crime charge: ‘I’m standing for Jesus’

    02/15/2019 9:27:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 02/15/2019 | Lianne Laurence
    Ontario’s attorney general is proceeding by direct indictment against a Christian activist charged with criminally inciting hatred against “the gay community.” Bill Whatcott, 52, was in court again Thursday to answer to the Criminal Code charge, which carries a punishment of up to two years in jail. Ontario Superior Court Justice Nancy Spies scheduled a judicial pre-trial — an in-chambers meeting to discuss trial procedure — for March 19. His lawyer, Daniel Santoro, is asking that Whatcott be tried by judge and jury. “My alleged crime is preaching the Gospel and sharing accurate information on the dangers of homosexuality at...
  • Jussie Smollett tells ABC News' Robin Roberts he's 'pissed off' after vicious attack

    02/13/2019 3:40:45 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 47 replies
    ABC News ^ | Feb 13, 2019 | Robin Roberts
    Musician and actor Jussie Smollett spoke to ABC News' Robin Roberts in his first interview since being viciously attacked on Jan. 29 in what is being investigated as a possible hate crime. In a clip that ran ahead of the "Good Morning America" interview Thursday morning, Smollett revealed that he is "pissed off." The 36-year-old, who portrays a gay musician on Fox's "Empire," addressed rumors and criticism that he might not be telling the truth. "What is it that has you so angry? Is it the...attackers," Roberts asked. "Attackers, but it's also the attacks," Smollett responded. "It's like, you know,...
  • Jussie Smollett cries as he gives his first interview about homophobic, racist attack ...

    02/13/2019 6:26:59 AM PST · by Red Badger · 59 replies ^ | Published: 08:51 EST, 13 February 2019 | Updated: 09:05 EST, 13 February 2019 | By Jennifer Smith
    Jussie Smollett has given his first interview about the shocking racist and homophobic attack he was subjected to as he walked home from a Subway in Chicago last month at 2am. The Empire actor spoke to ABC's Robin Roberts for an interview that will air on Good Morning America on Thursday morning. In a brief promo for the interview, he is seen tearing up after Roberts asked him if he feared for his life at any point during the attack. It is the first time the 36-year-old himself will answer questions on camera about the incident which shocked the nation...