Culture 'Empire' star Jussie Smollett attacked in possible hate crime - Roping your own neck is now considered a possible hate crime; this idiot literally paid people to fake a hate crime

TowinKarz

Actually WILL Call Somebody.....
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nah it'll just get memory-holed by most media outlets because of how much it contradicts the narrative.
Woke journos need to start being affected by the monster they created before the discussion about "listen and believe" is honestly addressed by them. The lawsuit with the Covington kids is more likely to result in that than some utterly irrelevant actor being a sped.
And even then, it won't teach them they did anything wrong, they'll just learn that they can't say this stuff or they get a very very large bill.... they will never be able to draw the connection between their bad behavior and bad consequences, the progressive stack is religion to them, telling them they're right and need not question themselves.
 

Marvin

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True & Honest Fan
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pounded in his Jussie by the law!
Title of the next Chuck Tingle book when?
And even then, it won't teach them they did anything wrong, they'll just learn that they can't say this stuff or they get a very very large bill.... they will never be able to draw the connection between their bad behavior and bad consequences, the progressive stack is religion to them, telling them they're right and need not question themselves.
Good enough for me. As long as they learn the stove is hot, that's good enough.
 

greengrilledcheese

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After Michelle Obama's former aide's urging, prosecutor pushed for FBI to investigate Smollett

AAMER MADHANI | USA TODAY
Updated 59 minutes ago

CHICAGO – After being contacted by a former senior Obama administration official, the Chicago-area's top prosecutor last month requested that the city police turn over their investigation of an alleged attack on "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett to the FBI, according to texts and emails released by the Cook County State's Attorney's Office.

Tina Tchen, who worked as former first lady Michelle Obama’s chief of staff during her time in the White House, first contacted Kim Foxx by text on Feb. 1 and said the actor's family had "concerns" about the investigation, according to the communications. Tchen, a Chicago-based attorney, is also the co-founder of the Times Up Legal Defense Fund.

At the time of the correspondence, Smollett was still considered by police to be the victim of an assault. The actor was later charged with disorderly conduct for filing a false report for allegedly staging an attack to make him look like the victim of a brutal hate crime.

“Spoke to the Superintendent Johnson,” Foxx emailed Tchen on Feb. 1, referring to the city’s top cop, Eddie Johnson. “I convinced him to Reach out to FBI to ask that they take over the investigation.”

Foxx also texted with one of Smollett’s relatives, whose name was redacted in copies of the communication released by her office.

“Spoke to the superintendent earlier, he made the ask,” Foxx wrote. “Trying to figure out logistics. I’ll keep you posted.”

The relative responded, “Omg this would be a huge victory.”

“I make no guarantees, but I’m trying,” Foxx replied back.

Foxx recused herself from the investigation before Smollett was charged. Her first deputy, Joe Magats, is overseeing the case.

Foxx said in an interview with the Chicago Sun-Times that Smollett's family was concerned that aspects of the police investigation were being leaked to media.

“They had no doubt about the quality of the investigation, but believed that the FBI would have a tighter lid on the information,” Foxx told the outlet.



Anthony Guglielmi, the police department's chief spokesman, said Foxx conveyed the request to Johnson that Tchen and the Smollett family member wanted the FBI to take over the investigation. He said the case was not moved to federal authorities because “there was a lack of evidence” to support that Smollett was the victim of a federal hate crime.

“There was no federal jurisdiction,” said Guglielmi, who added the FBI provided police with technical assistance throughout the investigation. “If there was ever a point where they felt it was within federal jurisdiction, it would have easily gone there.”

Tchen did not respond to a request for comment.

A grand jury indicted Smollett last week on 16 felony counts, accusing him of staging a racist and homophobic attack by two masked men near his Chicago apartment.

Police allege that Smollett, who is black and gay, staged the Jan. 29 attack because he was unhappy with his salary and wanted to bolster his profile.

He told police that two assailants beat him and threw a rope around his neck while hurling racial and anti-gay slurs at him. Smollett also told police that one of the attackers also yelled, “This is MAGA country,” a reference to President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign slogan.

Police arrested two men, brothers who knew Smollett and had worked with him on “Empire,” weeks after the incident and identified them as suspects. They later released the brothers, Abel and Ola Osundairo, without charge.

The brothers told police that Smollett plotted the assault, gave them money to purchase supplies for the ruse and paid them $3,500 for taking part in the alleged plot.

Smollett is free on $100,000 bond. He’s scheduled to appear in court Thursday.
 

Malodorous Merkin

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After Michelle Obama's former aide's urging, prosecutor pushed for FBI to investigate Smollett
“They had no doubt about the quality of the investigation, but believed that the FBI would have a tighter lid on the information,” Foxx told the outlet.
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Because if the Trump-Russia-collusion debacle has taught us anything, it's shown us that The FBI really knows how to keep a tight lid on the info.
 
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After Michelle Obama's former aide's urging, prosecutor pushed for FBI to investigate Smollett
Wonder if this is what brought on the recusal?
 

GrungyLawnChlorinate

Ja, ik accepteer cookies.
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Wonder if this is what brought on the recusal?
Indeed it was:

Tchen passed Foxx’s number to a family member of Smollett, and the ensuing conversations with the relative were later cited by the prosecutor as the reason she recused herself from the probe, according to the paper, which obtained messages from Foxx in response to a public records request.

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l trust him, yo. l don't know why, but l do.

[...] Tchen was one of Obama’s top fundraisers during his 2004 Senate campaign as well as during his 2008 presidential campaign. For the presidential run, she bundled more than $200,000 for Obama.

After the campaign ended, Obama appointed Tchen to be White House Director of Public Liaison, which the administration soon renamed the Office of Public Engagement.


Notoriously incompetent Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx colludes with Obama crony Chris Tchen to try to get the Jussie Smollett investigation handed over to the consistently crooked FBI. That idea that the low-IQ racist Jussie Smollett was working with Kamala Harris and Cory Booker on his hate crime hoaxes seems decidedly less outrageous now.

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In recent months, our nation has witnessed an undeniable cultural shift in how we address sexual harassment in the workplace – and the TIME’S UP and the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund are making sure that change is here to stay.

Conceived by women in Hollywood to serve all industries, TIME’S UP is addressing power imbalances in the workplace to stop sexual harassment and promote equality. The TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund, administered by the National Women’s Law Center, offers legal and public relations assistance to those who’ve experienced sexual assault, harassment or related retaliation in the workplace or while trying to advance their careers.


In this 2018 SXSW Featured Session, Hilary Rosen, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Fatima Goss Graves, and Tina Tchen discuss these vital movements and the changing cultural climate.


“I’ve been in front of the camera since I was ten months old and my first experience dealing with harassment happened before I was teenager unfortunately; on set, in the workplace. And I realized how conditioned I had become to just accept it as part of my job.” – Jurnee Smollett-Bell
Graves, who is the President & CEO of National Women’s Law Center referenced Anita Hill when discussing important movements. Hill became a national figure in 1991 when she accused U.S. Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas, her supervisor at the United States Department of Education and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, of sexual harassment. “When she testified, and we had as a country, a really public conversation around harassment at the time, and what it looks like,” said Graves, “thousands of people came forward for the first time.”


Some reoccurring themes from this poignant conversation include intersectionality and inclusion. “Women of color are in the central hub of TIME’S UP. There is no TIME’S UP without women of color. There is no TIME’S UP without trans women, without women of different abilities,” said Smollett-Bell.


Smollett-Bell’s comments led to the introduction of the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund. Due to bullying from some of the accused lawyers’, Tchen felt it necessary to respond. The only way to put a stop to the silencing of women was to ensure that all women had access to lawyers and the fund was created to combat this issue.


The second half the session was devoted to an audience Q&A. During this portion, numerous women and one gentleman shared their own stories of harassment and how they took their stories and created organizations in their hometowns across the globe to help the cause.


Learn more about these vital movements in the full SXSW 2018 session “Time’s Up! Shifting the Imbalance of Power” from the Film & TV Industry Track.
 
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