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Breaking News: Charges dropped against Jussie Smollett

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Posted By: Ribicon, 3/26/2019 11:26:55 AM

The charges against Jussie Smollett have been dropped. The Empire actor will appear in court in Chicago on Tuesday for an emergency hearing. Smollett´s lawyers announced the news in a statement where they said he was a ´vilified´ victim. Smollett, 36, was facing up to 48 years behind bars on 16 felony counts of filing a false police report. He was initially indicted by prosecutors with just one charge but a grand jury added another 15 on to it for every time he allegedly lied to police.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: mobyclik 3/26/2019 11:32:31 AM (No. 13511)
I guess being a member of one of the ´Chosen Groups´ has it´s advantages. Now, who is he and his sleazy lawyers going to sue?
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Toby Ten Bears 3/26/2019 11:32:50 AM (No. 13519)
We can´t have the upper crust being punished now, can we... How much money did you have to pay to get off the hook... Not that Chicago is a DemocRAT corrupted city or anything.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: udanja99 3/26/2019 11:33:05 AM (No. 13490)
Anyone believe that this is not the result of Mooch sending her minions to put pressure on the prosecutors? I’d love to know what the threat was.

16 felonies and he walks - who else but a black, homosexual Marxist could get away with that?
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Pete Stone 3/26/2019 11:33:31 AM (No. 13518)
CNBC has a slightly longer story. Local charges have been dropped. Federal charges (related to the threatening mail sent to the "Empire" production studio) are still alive.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Ribicon 3/26/2019 11:35:15 AM (No. 13514)
NY Post says he will surrender his $10,000 bond and perform community service. Doesn´t begin to cover the cost of the investigation, nor the hate aimed against the greater body of "redneck" Trump supporters this chump maligned with his fake hate crime. No punishment? Stage more fake crimes, enact transformative change. Thanks, Obama.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Amereagle-redux 3/26/2019 11:35:22 AM (No. 13507)
Of course. “The Chicago way”.

America ... PLEASE never vote for this level of leftist corruption and divisiveness again from places like Chicago. We MUST politically quarantine corrupt places — so the rest of us, good Americans all, black white Latino Asian and otherwise, can get along in peace, prosperity, and harmony.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: ONEPATRIOT 3/26/2019 11:36:04 AM (No. 13515)
It´s good to be black...and gay...and...….
a victim of oneself...
H/T Mel Brooks...History of the World
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Ribicon 3/26/2019 11:38:34 AM (No. 13496)
NY Daily News: His attorneys confirmed that all criminal charges were dropped Tuesday in a statement saying Smollett’s “record has been wiped clean of the filing of this tragic complaint against him.” “Jussie was attacked by two people he was unable to identify on January 29," reads the statement from Tina Glandian and Patricia Brown Holmes. "He was a victim who was vilified and made to appear as a perpetrator as a result of false and inappropriate remarks made to the public causing an inappropriate rush to judgement.”
https://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/ny-jussie-smollett-court-appearance-chicago-20190326-2xhnnjenirbs7foj677qc5jl4u-story.html

He hired the guys to do a fake attack, complete with a "noose," yet he´s the victim because he´s a gay black man (with all the rights and privileges thereof).
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Nimby 3/26/2019 11:39:41 AM (No. 13499)
Another Jackwagon walks!! Had he been white and straight, we would have had the "skin heads/ KKK/white privilege collusion theory" thrown at us
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Reply 10 - Posted by: smcchk 3/26/2019 11:43:53 AM (No. 13498)
He is a friend of the Obamas. It must have been a snap for Valerie Jarrett to arrange this,
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Reply 11 - Posted by: javaboy 3/26/2019 11:44:17 AM (No. 13512)
And this is a surprise to whom?

Now he can still claim to be the innocent victim of a MAGA inspired hate crime and there will be no evidence presented to refute his claim.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: HammerDax56 3/26/2019 11:44:19 AM (No. 13522)
Something about gloves that didn’t fit?
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Nashman 3/26/2019 11:44:48 AM (No. 13509)
One positive from this? I can see the public disgust from this whitewashing (yeah, I know) driving more people away from liberal thought. Even if it´s a few, it´s a good thing.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Faldo 3/26/2019 11:44:50 AM (No. 13504)
Just to remind everyone how far we´ve come...

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/29/arts/television/empire-jussie-smollett-attacked.html
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Reply 15 - Posted by: PageTurner 3/26/2019 11:46:49 AM (No. 13502)
Strange. It looked cut and dried.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: DVC 3/26/2019 11:46:54 AM (No. 13485)
Criminals in charge of the Prosecutor´s office in Chicago, of course.

If they didn´t have their corruption, they´d have nothing left at all.

Corrupt, through and through. This guy should have spent time in jail and gotten a felony record for this crime.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: happy conservative 3/26/2019 11:49:23 AM (No. 13497)
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Reply 18 - Posted by: happy conservative 3/26/2019 11:52:53 AM (No. 13520)
Oops, sorry. Hit the wrong button in my zeal to post.

Well, the Chicago Mob is back in force. Disposes of two birds with one stone (not a conspiracy theory--imho). First, this FOO (friend of former president O) could not be held to account--that wouldn´t be prudent. Second, Mueller isn´t working out like the Left planned, so with this they will wipe Mueller off the front page/headline news/breaking news, and Adam Schiff-ty is safe for another day or week.

These people never do anything without politics involved. Check the bank accounts of all those involved.

MAGA!!! KAG!!! Another proof of the two tiers justice system.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: gobushcheneygo 3/26/2019 11:55:25 AM (No. 13486)
Did he give evidence against his attorney Geragos, the un-indicted co-conspirator in the Nike case, in return for Smollett´s 16 federal charges being dropped? Curiouser and curiouser.

More likely Jussie´s friends, the Obama´s, called in a "Chicago" favor and got the charges dropped.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Mr. Know-It-All 3/26/2019 11:57:24 AM (No. 13491)
So much for American "justice".

Imagine if one of us had tried the same stunt, only making it look like some LGBT type and done it.

If it got any legal attention, once the fraud was discovered I think we all know where the perp would be right now. Hint; it´s a big strong building with iron bars.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Smart11344 3/26/2019 11:58:38 AM (No. 13501)
Regardless of what the court said and did. Smollett no longer has a career and pity the other actors on a show I never watched losing their jobs. #BLM....NOT!
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Reply 22 - Posted by: msliberty1937 3/26/2019 12:04:56 PM (No. 13489)
What #4 said were my thoughts when I heard this. If there isn´t more to this then, indeed, Lady Justice becomes Just-us.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: Luandir 3/26/2019 12:07:52 PM (No. 13517)
The Fixx is in.

I can´t imagine a worse hit for black-white relations in this country than this being left wide open. It´s the O.J. verdict all over again.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: snakeoil 3/26/2019 12:09:42 PM (No. 13492)
Anything to deter from Mule exonerating PT.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: HotRod 3/26/2019 12:11:48 PM (No. 13503)
It would have been a waste of Illinois taxpayer money to prosecute the idiot. After spending all that money, he would have gotten a slap on the wrist and become a folk hero to the racists.

Federal penalty is more than state penalty. Jussie has jumped from the frying pan into the fire.

It is, however, another stain on Chicago politics. It is also a stain on the people who elect the Chicago politicians. If they want to live in a septic tank, let them have at it!
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Reply 26 - Posted by: lakerman1 3/26/2019 12:16:42 PM (No. 13521)
Will the federal attorney in Chicago prosecute???
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Reply 27 - Posted by: Sunhan65 3/26/2019 12:17:07 PM (No. 13506)
The attorney is not named. But Mark Geragos has been previously identified as Jussie Smollett´s lawyer.

Probably not a good day to have Geragos stand up to announce your exoneration, given that he is likely the unindicted co-conspirator in the Avenetti Nike extortion affair.

Also not a good day to be Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson, who thought it would be a good idea to have a press conference instead of a trial. And thanks in part to Johnson´s moronic press conference and self-serving political posturing, that´s all we´re going to get by way of justice in this case.

But if Geragos is involved, you can be assured that is not all the perp is going to get. Smollett is about to be paid a substantial sum of money by the city of Chicago thanks to the incompetence of Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who appointed Johnson despite the fact that he was neither recommended by the Police Board nor applied for the job, and the Chicago city council, who confirmed Johnson in the position 50-0.

FTA: "Chicago Police chiefs, who were confident in their evidence against Smollett, are ´furious´ about the decision, according to sources cited by TMZ."

So, still too stupid to shut up after all of this.

Affirmative Action in action.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: Catfur27 3/26/2019 12:20:31 PM (No. 13488)
..uh oh...I sure hope we are not now gonna see white people going out and acting like "jussie´s people"...???...showing their displeasure will they be burning down businesses in their own neighborhoods...??...overturning cars ...??...breaking windows...??...looting ...and beating anyone who is not white.......???....S/
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Reply 29 - Posted by: Strike3 3/26/2019 12:32:33 PM (No. 13484)
"Outraged" is too weak of a word for this obvious travesty. Being black, gay or a democrat does indeed have its privileges. I smell Obama hands all over this because he and his beard are big fans of all three.
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Reply 30 - Posted by: Newtsche 3/26/2019 12:35:04 PM (No. 13483)
So much for several days of feeling better about things...
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Reply 31 - Posted by: RedWhite&Blue2 3/26/2019 12:35:41 PM (No. 13516)
Chicago is a sewer...
The chief of police is fuming..
But the south and west sides are cheering...

Somebody should REALLY prosecute this felonious bastid. "And justice for all" my ass!
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Reply 32 - Posted by: Strike3 3/26/2019 12:47:17 PM (No. 13513)
Look at it this way, the Chicago government infrastructure is corrupt and will always be corrupt. If Jussie had been jailed it would have been in a luxury condo like JJ Jr. had and the taxpayers would have financed his drugs, cable and gourmet diet. We know he´s guilty and will probably never work again in the entertainment industry. OJ "got off" but he was hated forever afterwards. That´s probably punishment enough for somebody who bathes himself in the light of public adoration. My one hope is that this travesty can be traced back to the kenyan disgrace and his linebacker lover, which would put a dent in their bargain basement book sales.
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Reply 33 - Posted by: Jebediah 3/26/2019 12:48:38 PM (No. 13493)
Absolutely outrageous,!!!!! And proof once again that there are different levels of justice. Smollett checks all the boxes: a "celebrity" with all sorts off celeb. backing, Gay, Black and, most of all, anti Trump! No wonder Trump was elected and may be re-elected........it is obvious to all the rest of us that this democracy, where all are treated equally, is more equal for some than others! And he is the only candidate who actually, boorish and brash as he may be at times, understands this and is FOR equal justice for all. Others may mouth it, but their actions speak volumes.
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Reply 34 - Posted by: BeatleJeff 3/26/2019 12:48:38 PM (No. 13510)
Cook County Democrat Machine corruption on full display. Shades of Comey letting PIAPS off the hook based on perceived intent. Disgraceful.
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Reply 35 - Posted by: rochow 3/26/2019 1:04:52 PM (No. 13500)
Ain´t dat nice? When you is black you can doe what you wants, and go free. A white person would be imprisoned for his fake letter and his made up attack! All the wasted police hours, just like the one from Africa who was climbing on the Statue of Liberty.
Sasquatch stepped in, and dem big feet still carry some weight!
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Reply 36 - Posted by: weirdone 3/26/2019 1:11:18 PM (No. 13508)
#3 "Who else could get away with something like this?" A white first "Lady" who colluded with the Russians selling them 20% of American uranium while trying to by the Presidency of the US and reap millions for herself and her so-called foundation.
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Reply 37 - Posted by: Skinnydip 3/26/2019 1:11:23 PM (No. 13494)
What about the video of the brothers buying the stuff at the store?
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Reply 38 - Posted by: Hard Nard 3/26/2019 1:11:54 PM (No. 13524)
Knew it all along. He´s a black, gay, Hollywood liberal.

Nobody in this country can touch him.
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Reply 39 - Posted by: peebster 3/26/2019 1:13:12 PM (No. 13523)
And now, the search for ‘the real attacker’ begins, right?
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Reply 40 - Posted by: peebster 3/26/2019 1:15:05 PM (No. 13505)
Oh yeah, now any fed charges will be framed as vindictive...
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Reply 41 - Posted by: Vaquero45 3/26/2019 1:16:27 PM (No. 13495)
Sean Connery’s character in “The Untouchables” had the best observation about Chicago: “This town stinks like a whorehouse at low tide!” Chicago has always been this way - it’s controlled by Democrats! What did you expect?
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Reply 42 - Posted by: Faithfully 3/26/2019 4:57:09 PM (No. 13487)
It feels like society is done.
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Democrats Embrace Socialism:Are We
Headed Towards 'Atlas Shrugged'?
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Posted by Hazymac 5/21/2019 8:45:28 AM
There's a recurring theme in American science fiction where the country loses its way, endures some horrible but cleansing disaster, and then rediscovers the blessings of liberty. You'll find it in Robert Heinlein's "Future History" stories, where the Crazy Years -- a period of rapid technological advances, decaying social norms, and mass psychosis -- leads to the backlash of a religious dictatorship. The Prophets regime is eventually toppled by a liberty-loving group dedicated to individual rights. The theme is even more pronounced in Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged, where a socialist regime puts the country into another Great Depression, only worse. The country's capitalists
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