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  • Ex-chief says he didn’t intentionally ‘deceive’ anyone

    12/03/2019 1:42:19 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 18 replies
    AP ^ | 12 03 2019 | SOPHIA TAREEN
    Ousted Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said Tuesday that he didn’t “intentionally mislead or deceive” anyone about the mid-October night he was found sleeping behind the wheel of his SUV. Johnson, 59, released a statement through his attorney a day after Mayor Lori Lightfoot fired him for “ethical lapses,” just weeks before he was set to retire. She said an inspector general’s report, which hasn’t been released publicly, revealed he misled her and the public about the circumstances of that evening and showed “flawed decision-making.” Two Chicago newspapers published reports Monday night that seem to contradict Johnson’s public account in...
  • Chicago mayor fires city’s top cop over ‘ethical lapses’

    12/02/2019 3:47:09 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 49 replies
    ABC News ^ | 12 02 2019 | SOPHIA TAREEN
    Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot fired the city’s retiring police superintendent Monday, citing “ethical lapses” that included telling lies about a recent incident in which Eddie Johnson was found asleep at the wheel of his car after having drinks. Named to the job in the wake of a police shooting that killed a black teenager, Johnson was dismissed after the mayor reviewed an inspector general’s report and video evidence related to the night in mid-October when officers discovered him unconscious in his SUV. He initially blamed his failure to take his blood pressure medication and said he had a few drinks...
  • "Crimefightin'" Kim Foxx Embraces the Victim Narrative

    11/26/2019 7:44:57 PM PST · by PBRCat · 11 replies
    Chicago Contrarian ^ | November 23, 2019 | Florian Sohnke
    Chicago residents awoke on November 18 to the familiar noise 27 people were shot, one fatally, over the weekend, the revelation Chicago experienced a 28-hour period between November 17–19 without a shooting briefly induced high spirits among the general public. However, it did not take long for grim headlines to return; this time, the bearer of the unwelcome news was Kim Foxx, who took to Twitter November 19 to announce her bid to extend her nightmarish term as Cook County State’s Attorney beyond 2020. Foxx carries on by groaning over the burdens of the job, bellyaches at her critics, and...
  • Blue State Blues: Trump Is the Most ‘Progressive’ President Ever for Blacks, Gays, Jews

    02/22/2019 5:49:11 AM PST · by KC_Lion · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Feb 20195 | Joel E. Pollack
    President Donald Trump has achieved more concrete progress for blacks, gays, and Jews than any other American president.That claim is sure to be disputed, if not mocked, by those for whom grievance and identity politics are a profession or a psychological crutch.Yet it remains true — and was thrown into sharp relief this week, as the Jussie Smollett case turned from one of the most horrific attacks in recent memory to the worst hate crime hoax in history.There are two reasons the media, Hollywood, and the Democratic political elite believed Smollett’s claims.First, he belongs to several victim categories: black, gay,...
  • Kamala 2020 crashed, but don’t blame racism, sexism or staff

    11/23/2019 9:43:13 PM PST · by rintintin · 48 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | Nov 23 2019 | Gil Duran
    At the start of this year, Kamala Harris’ supporters believed they would be popping champagne in 2020. Now the only question facing Harris is when to put a cork in her campaign. Should Harris drop out of the 2020 presidential race? Yes. At 55, she’s young. She can run again, but humiliating wipeouts in primary states will damage her permanently.
  • ‘ABC Standards’: Recall How Robin Roberts Helped Prop up Smollett Claims [Supercut]

    11/06/2019 6:15:48 AM PST · by tomselliott · 12 replies
    Grabien News ^ | 11/06/2019 | Tom Elliott
    On Tuesday, the undercover investigative journalism outfit Project Veritas released a video of ABC News anchor Amy Robach venting about ABC spiking her Jeffrey Epstein scoop three years ago. ... ABC News defended its refusal to air the story. In a statement, the network said, “At the time, not all of our reporting met our standards for air.” But where were these strict “standards” when ABC News covered the obviously fantastical claims of Jussie Smollett?
  • VIDEO: Michelle Obama Aide's Role in Smollett Coverup Avoided by CBS in Gushy Interview

    10/10/2019 11:17:32 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | October 10, 2019 | DUmmie FUnnies
    VIDEO CBS News proved itself again to be FAKE NEWS due to its absurd "This Morning" gushy interview with former Michelle Obama Chief of Staff, Tina Tchen, who was prominently involved in the coverup of the most prominent hate crime hoax fake victim in recent history. Jussie Smollett. Of course, the "This Morning" hosts NOT ONCE mentioned that case which is absolutely ridiculous since Tina Tchen is best known for her role in that coverup scam. She even dodged a subpoena last May to appear to testify about her role in that coverup. Yet another prominent example, along with...
  • CBS This Morning Gushes Over Former Obama Aide Without Mention of Role in Smollett Case

    10/09/2019 12:32:03 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 9 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | October 9, 2019 | P.J. Gladnick
    Have you ever heard about Tina Tchen? Most of you probably haven't but if you had, a few of you might know that she was the former chief of staff for Michelle Obama. However most of the people who are familiar with her name would have known it because of her prominent role in the Jussie Smolett case this year. This was why it was extremely odd to watch the hosts of CBS's This Morning gush over Tchen on Monday without even the slightest mention of what she is best known for. It was the elephant in the room that...
  • New Evidence Suggests Cory Booker, Kamala Harris and Others Were In On the Jussie Smollett Hoax

    09/19/2019 3:11:56 PM PDT · by bitt · 60 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 9/19/2019 | Jim Hoft
    Jussie Smollet held a number of conversations with Cory Booker and Kamala Harris about supporting their sponsored Justice for Victims of Lynching Act and providing the needed public momentum for the bill to pass the Senate and House. Jussie Smollet held a number of conversations with Cory Booker and Kamala Harris about supporting their sponsored Justice for Victims of Lynching Act and providing the needed public momentum for the bill to pass the Senate and House. At the time Booker released his statement at 12:09 PM and Harris hers at 1:30 PM they could not have possibly known what the...
  • It’s Not Over Yet: Revisiting the Jusse Smollett Alleged Hoax or Hate Crime

    09/02/2019 5:51:09 AM PDT · by bitt · 35 replies
    frankreport.com ^ | 8/31/2019 | Frank Miniter
    Editor’s Note: A PR firm representing actor Jussie Smollett issued a press release stating that “every iota” of the actor’s story about being attacked by Trump supporters is true despite the city of Chicago insisting otherwise. Smollett alleged he was attacked this January by two assailants donning Make America Great Again caps that targeted him because he is gay and black. “This is MAGA country!” Smollett said the men said as they poured bleach on him and tied a rope around his neck. “Every iota of information … Smollett has stated has been fully corroborated,” the PR statement said in...
  • Actor Isaiah Washington, #WalkAway supporter, slams Hollywood's closeted conservatives as 'cowards'

    08/31/2019 9:44:01 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 27 replies
    Wash Times ^ | 8/27/19 | Jessica Chasmar
    Actor and producer Isaiah Washington, who famously joined the anti-Democratic Party #WalkAway movement earlier this year, said Monday that closeted conservatives in Hollywood are “cowards” for not voicing their beliefs out of fear of being blacklisted. “I have a message for the Hollywood Actors DM’ing me and revealing that you’re Conservatives,” wrote Mr. Washington, best known for his roles in the CW’s “The 100” and ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy.” “Don’t DM me again, because you all are lame and I don’t respond well to hypocrites or cowards,” he wrote. “You’re no different than the bystander that is waiting on the blood...
  • Freep this Poll: Do you think Isaiah Washington was treated unfairly?

    07/06/2007 1:36:05 PM PDT · by JZelle · 23 replies · 892+ views
    People Magazine ^ | 7-2-07 | Mike Fleeman
    Do you think Isaiah Washington was treated unfairly?
  • Washington Released from Rehab (You're not going to believe this one!)

    02/01/2007 8:15:54 AM PST · by Hildy · 100 replies · 2,892+ views
    Internet Movie Database ^ | Feb. 1, 2007 | Hildy
    Troubled Grey's Anatomy star Isaiah Washington has been released from a rehabilitation facility after a week of counseling for his repeated use of a homophobic slur. The star, who plays Dr. Preston Burke on the hit series, is expected to return to the set today. Washington, who will continue to receive outpatient counseling, caused an altercation on the show's set in October when he used a homosexual slur to refer to cast member TR Knight. He stirred up the controversy once again during a Golden Globes press conference when he used the term again while talking about the incident.
  • ABC, Washington apologize for slur (Grey's Anatomy, Isaiah Washington, T.R. Knight, Golden Globes)

    01/18/2007 6:00:11 PM PST · by EveningStar · 33 replies · 2,955+ views
    Yahoo ^ | January 18, 2007
    SUMMARY: The network rebukes Isaiah Washington for anti-gay slurs against "Grey's Anatomy" co-star T.R. Knight; Washington finally apologizes. The heated controversy at ABC's top show, "Grey's Anatomy," boiled over Thursday as the network rebuked co-star Isaiah Washington for an anti-gay comment and Washington issued a lengthy apology.
  • BREAKING: Special Prosecutor Appointed In Jussie Smollett Investigation

    08/23/2019 1:28:05 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 41 replies
    www.dailywire.com ^ | Ryan Saavedra August 23, 2019
    A Chicago judge appointed a special prosecutor on Friday morning to lead the investigation into the handling of the Jussie Smollett case. Cook County Judge Michael Toomin appointed former U.S. Attorney Dan Webb to the position to investigate the way the case was handled — specifically, why the 16 criminal charges against Smollett were dropped and to potentially reinstate the charges or even add additional charges against Smollett. "Webb gained prominence for his lead role during the Operation Greylord investigations into judicial corruption in Cook County," Fox 32 reported. "He served as special counsel in the Iran-Contra affair and was...
  • Fox: Jussie Smollett won’t be on final season on ‘Empire’

    08/07/2019 2:09:03 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 26 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | AUGUST 07, 2019 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Fox Entertainment chief Charlie Collier says Jussie Smollett won't be back on "Empire." ...Prosecutors dropped the charges against Smollett in March, but a special prosecutor could charge him again . Asked why Fox had extended Smollett's contract through the sixth and last season despite his legal peril, Collier said the network wanted to properly assess the situation before making a decision about Smollett's future with "Empire."
  • Jussie Smollett: Judge dismisses motions by 'Empire' actor's attorneys

    07/31/2019 3:07:58 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 15 replies
    ABC ^ | July 31, 2019
    A Cook County judge Wednesday dismissed motions filed by Jussie Smollett's attorneys. Attorney Tina Glandian appeared in front of Judge Michael Toomin on behalf of Smollett to overturn the judge's own decision to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate how the actor's case was handled, but it didn't work. That special prosecutor who hasn't been selected by the judge yet could recharge Smollett. Wednesday's hearing to overturn that decision was crucial to his case and Smollett's attorneys lost. The judge dismissed the motion for a new judge and also denied a motion by Smollett's attorneys to intervene in the case....
  • Column: Where’s the Jussie Smollett-type outrage over the alligator catcher (trunc.)

    It looks like Chicagoans possibly have been duped again — this time by a local man hoping to capitalize on an alligator frenzy taking place in the city, rather than a Hollywood actor who invoked the name of Donald Trump. The Jussie Smollett case earlier this year caused discord that is still reverberating through the city. This time, though, no one is saying a thing. I wonder why?
  • Jussie Smollett Loses on Secret Sale in Studio City

    07/31/2019 6:12:30 AM PDT · by ptsal · 13 replies
    Variety ^ | July 20, 2019 | Mark David
    Jussie Smollett has sold his San Fernando Valley view home in the foothills above Studio City, Calif., to a non-famous couple in a clandestine off-market deal valued at $1.655 million. Unfortunately for the legally beleaguered former “Empire” star, fired in the wake of a controversially dismissed, 16-count felony indictment brought for allegedly staging a fake hate crime with him as the victim, didn’t have much luck on the real estate merry-go-round. Not counting carrying costs, improvement expenses and real estate fees, Smollett took a $30,000 loss on the hillside contemporary bungalow that, as was sussed out by the Blast, he...
  • RACIST Al Sharpton's Racial, Homophobic Rants

    07/29/2019 5:08:20 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 13 replies
    BreitbartGeniusLives Youtube Channel ^ | Published on Mar 13, 2012
    Al Sharpton in reality is America's biggest racist