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Jussie Smollett has been arrested for filing a false police report

Jussie Smollett, the Empire actor who alleged he was the victim of a hate crime in January, turned himself into the police Thursday morning for filing a false police report.

Smollett allegedly orchestrated a false hate crime against himself using two individuals he paid $3,500 to attack him using racial, homophobic, and political language and symbols, Chicago Police Department superintendent Eddie Johnson said in a news briefing Thursday.

According to the police, Smollett orchestrated the attack because he was dissatisfied with his salary.

    JUST IN: Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson: Jussie Smollett "paid $3,500 to stage this attack...The stunt was orchestrated by Smollett because he was dissatisfied with his salary." https://t.co/5AiMcfe6iHpic.twitter.com/0za7CEbVtv

    — ABC News (@ABC) February 21, 2019

Smollett was charged with disorderly conduct for filing a false police report, which according to CBS Chicago could see Smollett facing up to one and a half years in prison.

The two brothers who helped stage the attack, Ola and Abel Osundairo, testified to a grand jury on Wednesday and have been released without charges. According to phone records, Smollett spoke to the brothers on the phone about an hour before the attack and also after the attack.

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Anyone who believed this guy needs to ask themselves why they would would fall for such a lame story.

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4 minutes ago, MovieMadness said:

Anyone who believed this guy needs to ask themselves why they would would fall for such a lame story.

You don't think there are genuine racist/homophobic attacks?

Or are you just exercising your "brilliance" now as a Monday morning quarterback?

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1 hour ago, TomJH said:

You don't think there are genuine racist/homophobic attacks?

Or are you just exercising your "brilliance" now as a Monday morning quarterback?

The Monday morning quarterback analogy is way off in this incidence.     

When the story (an alleged assault) was reported the 'game' was still in progress;  but people with an agenda reacted to the story as if it the 'game' was completed;   i.e. that it was a confirmed assault - and of course done by Trump loving creeps.

People with an agenda need to wait to see how the story unfolds (e.g. an investigation is completed) but of course don't, since all they care about is pushing their agenda's message.      

 

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Trevor Noah Says Jussie Smollett’s Story Is a Lesson in Confirmation Bias

“We live in a world where people are too enthusiastic at jumping at stories that confirm their biases, and instead of just pausing and going, ‘what do I make of the story,’” Noah warned. “That’s when I think you have to be even more vigilant, is when it confirms everything you’ve believed.”

 

The late night host went on to remind the audience that neither side is immune to this practice, however that is not an excuse to continue it.

“This goes for both sides,” said Noah. “But I think increasingly as Trump’s come into power, people have become increasingly willing to accept a story that confirms anything about a Trump supporter or Trump or a white person.”.......

 

“The Chicago P.D. has lied about many things when it includes themselves. Cops have lied to further their own goals. This had nothing to do with them. It wasn’t a story about police. They lied about Laquan McDonald,” reminded Noah.

“But this is a completely separate thing where they had nothing to gain or lose by him being proved right or wrong.”

He finished up with a joke: “Either way they were going to arrest the black person, so they were winning”. ;)

 

https://slate.com/culture/2019/02/trevor-noah-jussie-smollett-and-confirmation-bias.html

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38 minutes ago, jamesjazzguitar said:

The Monday morning quarterback analogy is way off in this incidence.     

When the story (an alleged assault) was reported the 'game' was still in progress;  but people with an agenda reacted to the story as if it the 'game' was completed;   i.e. that it was a confirmed assault - and of course done by Trump loving creeps.

People with an agenda need to wait to see how the story unfolds (e.g. an investigation is completed) but of course don't, since all they care about is pushing their agenda's message.      

 

James, it's far more likely that two white supremacist neonazis attacked this guy while wearing MAGA hats and chanting pro-Trump slogans in the middle of Chicago at night. That story seems perfectly plausible to me.

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41 minutes ago, Gershwin fan said:

James, it's far more likely that two white supremacist neonazis attacked this guy while wearing MAGA hats and chanting pro-Trump slogans in the middle of Chicago at night. That story seems perfectly plausible to me.


Yea, that's probably what  Jussie Smollett was thinking.

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Ed Krassenstein @EdKrassen 9h9 hours ago

 
 

BREAKING: Chicago PD Superintendent Eddie Johnson just began his press conference about Jussie Smollett by saying,

"As I look out into the crowd, I just wish that the families of gun violence in the city got this much attention."

 

Thank you for saying what we are all thinking!

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3 hours ago, mr6666 said:

Ed Krassenstein @EdKrassen 9h9 hours ago

 
 

BREAKING: Chicago PD Superintendent Eddie Johnson just began his press conference about Jussie Smollett by saying,

"As I look out into the crowd, I just wish that the families of gun violence in the city got this much attention."

 

Thank you for saying what we are all thinking!

Chicago is run by liberal gun control ay-wholes like rahm Emanuel and it is Emanuel and his liberal buddies who have failed to stem the tidal wave of nightly gun homicides in that city and that is the problem...

focusing in on the human tragedy of loss of life only to push the liberal agenda of gun control. the right has never politicized gun carnage but says simply that the left oughta knock off standing in the way of unleashing the dogs of law enforcement to obliterate the gun carnagers.

the left continues to do what it does best, bleed with no solutions while the right says knock off the touchy-feely sesame street HS and let the cops loose to finally bring the situation under control.

"I promise an end to the slave revolt and the immediate restoration of order." -Laurence Olivier, spartacus

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Why are people here playing this down?  Does Smollett realize the possible damage he's done regarding others whom really are victims? This just for publicity, the court should set an example.

Should be inducted into the..

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14 hours ago, hamradio said:

Why are people here playing this down?

I don't see where anyone HERE has downplayed what has happened.    Tom made a silly comment about Monday Morning Quarterbacking but even that didn't downplay what happened.

Of course if you were expecting users here that see racism in-all-things, when it often doesn't exist,  to comment;  come on that isn't going to happen (any more then one can expect Trump supporters here to acknowledge all of his many,  many lies).

 

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The Associated PressVerified account @AP 5h5 hours ago

 

BREAKING: Producers of "Empire" say Jussie Smollett's character will be removed

from the final two episodes of this season.

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The Daily ShowVerified account @TheDailyShow 18h18 hours ago

 

The Jussie Smollett saga began as a story of people who hated him because he was black and gay.

Now, people just hate him because he’s an ****.

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Obviously the prosecutors colluded with the defense attorneys. I demand that Bob Mueller run a complete investigation, no matter how long or how much money it takes.

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ussie Smollett case: Chicago prosecutors drop all charges a

U.S. NEWS

Jussie Smollett case: Chicago prosecutors drop all charges against 'Empire' actor

Smollett was indicted earlier this month on 16 felony counts of disorderly conduct for making a false report.

gainst 'Empire' actor

Smollett was indicted earlier this month on 16 felony counts of disor'...."An alternative disposition does not mean that there were any problems or infirmities with the case or the evidence. We stand behind the Chicago Police Department's investigation and our decision to approve charges in this case," the State's Attorney's Office said. "We did not exonerate Mr. Smollett. The charges were dropped in return for Mr. Smollett's agreement to do community service and forfeit his $10,000 bond to the City of Chicago."............

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Mark Geragos, who represents Smollett, said in a statement to NBC News earlier this month that the indictment was "the prosecutorial overkill."

"This redundant and vindictive indictment is nothing more than a desperate attempt to make headlines in order to distract from the internal investigation launched to investigate the outrageous leaking of false information by the Chicago Police Department and the shameless and illegal invasion of Jussie's privacy in tampering with his medical records," Geragos said.........

 the Chicago Fraternal Order of Police said the union was "outraged" and blamed State's Attorney Kimberly Foxx, who recused herself from the Smollett case in February, of turning the prosecutor's office into "a political arms of the anti-police movement."

Foxx stepped away from the case because of "potential questions of impartiality based upon familiarity with potential witnesses," a spokesperson for her office told NBC News in a statement on Feb. 19.

"We renew our call for a federal investigation of her role in this case ......

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/all-charges-against-empire-actor-jussie-smollett-dropped-n987446

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Julie BosmanVerified account @juliebosman

 

NEW from Chicago: Joe Magats, the first assistant state's attorney who made the final decision to drop the charges against Jussie Smollett, says in an interview: "We didn't exonerate him."

 

"Here's the thing -- we work to prioritize violent crime and the drivers of violent crime. Public safety is our number one priority. I don't see Jussie Smollett as a threat to public safety."

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2 hours ago, mr6666 said:

Mark Geragos, who represents Smollett, said in a statement to NBC News earlier this month that the indictment was "the prosecutorial overkill."

Wow,  where I have heard that name????  Oh,  wait,  that is the guy involved with the porn-star lawyer wow was just indicted in NY and CA.       Ok,  Geragos wasn't indicted but I'm waiting for that shoe to drop.

As for this 'plea deal':   Looks wise to me.     Why spend more public resources on this immature and misguided individual.    His career is DOA so he learned a lesson here.

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"We didn't exonerate him."

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-seems the Bill Barr/ 'not exonerated, but no consequences' virus is getting contagious <_<

 

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15 hours ago, scsu1975 said:

Obviously the prosecutors colluded with the defense attorneys. I demand that Bob Mueller run a complete investigation, no matter how long or how much money it takes.

Well it's not like he's a traitor, a sex offender or a serial White Collar Criminal.

But just maybe the Chicago prosecuting attorney should have  "recused " herself. LOL

 

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Chicago is Obama's city, and this guy gets away with crimes. I am shocked. It's par for the course, as Obama would put it.

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