Smollett Got Smacked… Arrested For His Show

Just a quick note that if you are going to put on a show, claiming an attack and pointing at us Deplorables, you had best be able to do it perfectly and leave no crumbs that the police can follow. Lying to the police is something they don’t like…

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-47319044

Jussie Smollett arrested over false attack report

US actor Jussie Smollett has been arrested in Chicago after being charged with filing a false police report.

The Empire star had said he was subjected to a homophobic and racist physical attack by two men in January.

Police suspect the 36-year-old actor paid two Nigerian brothers to stage the attack. They are both co-operating with the investigation, US media report.

His lawyers have not yet commented. On Wednesday, they said they would “mount an aggressive defence”.
What do police say?

Suspicion over the actor’s claim started to grow after police said they could not find any video footage of the alleged incident from surveillance cameras. There were also no witnesses.

But investigators managed to track two men who appeared on video footage not far from the scene where the actor said he had been attacked.
[…]

A 2nd confirming story:

https://news.yahoo.com/actor-jussie-smollett-arrested-chicago-police-spokesman-120016588.html

Actor Jussie Smollett arrested in Chicago: police spokesman
[Reuters]
By Brendan O’Brien
,Reuters•February 21, 2019

By Brendan O’Brien

(Reuters) – Actor Jussie Smollett has been arrested after he was charged with lying to police when he claimed he was attacked and beaten by two masked men shouting racist and homophobic slurs, Chicago police said on Thursday on Twitter.

Smollett, a 36-year-old black, openly gay actor on the hip-hop TV drama “Empire,” ignited a firestorm on social media by telling police on Jan. 29 that two apparent supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump had struck him, put a noose around his neck and poured bleach over him.

Smollett is under arrest and in custody of detectives, Anthony Guglielmi, a spokesman for the Chicago Police Department said on Twitter on Thursday.

The Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office approved felony criminal charges against Smollett
for disorderly conduct and filing a false police report, Guglielmi said on Wednesday on Twitter.

Felony. Yeah, that’s gonna leave a mark…

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13 Responses to Smollett Got Smacked… Arrested For His Show

  1. kakatoa says:

    I hope they pulled his passport. So is he a “useful idiot” who botched the job, or was he the brains behind this plan……

  2. llanfar says:

    According to @timcast, in Illinois the minimum mandatory sentence for a felony conviction is 1 year in jail.

    Also, there is concern that Smollett sent the threat letter and talked with the FBI about it…which raise the possibility of 1 or more Federal offenses.

  3. John S Howard Jr says:

    I’m thinking this may lead tp Harris and Booker… sure was convenient for their Bill.

  4. pouncer says:

    “here is concern that Smollett sent the threat letter and talked with the FBI ”

    LIED to the FBI ? Isn’t that the sort of offense we have been taught requires he lose his job?

  5. philjourdan says:

    Rule #1 – if it is loudly proclaimed and touted, it is a hoax. I have gotten tot he point where I no longer even pay attention until it starts to unravel. That is when it gets good watching the morons try to bluster their way out of saying they are stupid and wrong.

  6. philjourdan says:

    LIED to the FBI ? Isn’t that the sort of offense we have been taught requires he lose his job?

    Not if you have a D beside your name. Then you get a promotion.

  7. Power Grab says:

    Methinks that actors and Dimorats are two legs of the same pair of pants.

  8. E.M.Smith says:

    @PowerGrab:

    This link things they are almost the same, at about 90%
    http://www.answers.com/Q/90_percent_of_hollywood_celebs_are_liberal_democrat

    Then HuffPuff claims it is due to “alienation” by the Republicans that only 6% of “scientists” claim to be Repubs:
    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/07/10/only-six-percent-of-scien_n_229382.html

    Think it might have anything to do with the strict hierarchy at Universities where if you say anything that defends a conservative point of view you either get fired, demonized, protested against, forced to resign, etc. etc. (At a bare minimum assure no promotion will ever happen).

    Think maybe the difference from the “general public” at 17% fewer Republicans might, just maybe, be 17% thinking it would be a bad career move to “out” themselves? So they say “Independent” instead?

    Only Six Percent Of Scientists Are Republicans: Pew Poll
    By Sahil Kapur

    A new study by the Pew Research Center finds that the GOP is alienating scientists to a startling degree.

    Only six percent of America’s scientists identify themselves as Republicans; fifty-five percent call themselves Democrats. By comparison, 23 percent of the overall public considers itself Republican, while 35 percent say they’re Democrats.

    The ideological discrepancies were similar. Nine percent of scientists said they were “conservative” while 52 percent described themselves as “liberal,” and 14 percent “very liberal.” The corresponding figures for the general public were 37, 20 and 5 percent.

    Among the general public, moderates and independents ranked higher than any party or ideology. But among scientists, there were considerably more Democrats (55%) than independents (32%) and Republicans (6%) put together. There were also more liberals (52%) than moderates (35%) and conservatives (9%) combined.

    “These results were not a complete surprise,” said Scott Keeter, Director of Survey Research at Pew, in an interview with the Huffington Post. He said they can be mostly attributed to “the difference between Democratic and Republican parties with respect to issues.”

    I looked at going down the academic track. What I saw repulsed me. I did get a teaching credential and taught at a local Community College part time over several years. But the overall environment is very hostile to conservative viewpoints. Folks don’t go where they are hated.

    Were I working at a university, now, I’d take care to never ever say anything that might mark me as a conservative voice or a (GASP!) Republican (GASP!). I am, in fact, a really registered independent voter. I have, in fact, voted for both Democrats and Republicans. BUT, were I to be “pro Trump” on a campus… well, you have seen what happens even just to visiting speakers… Would you want that every day at work?

    Intolerance, thy name is Democrat.

    As a Kennedy Democrat (or Reagan Republican – they had the same fiscal policies) I would be vilified and attacked in the present Democratic party.

  9. abolish says:

    He’ll like it in prison . His summer camp.

  10. David A says:

    J.H. says “thinking this may lead tp Harris and Booker… sure was convenient for their Bill”
    And they knew each other. Many photos of Harris and Smollet together. The chances that this was plotted together with the Dems promoting anti lynching legislation is IMV high.

    Rumor is that pressure came all the way from Obama to find a way to go easy on him. Promoting the crime as for his career instead of as a hate crime against MAGA supporters makes a reduced sentence more viable and takes the focus off of other hate crimes against Trump supporters. The LSM will use this as an excuse to not cover the hate of the left.

  11. Steven Fraser says:

    @EM: Saw the note on some news sites yesterday that he had rehearsals with his ‘attackers’, and paid them with a check. Definitely a show-biz approach.

    IMO, his life as he knew it is over.

  12. Another Ian says:

    “US Prosecutor’s statement on Smollett – his “attacker” was his drug dealer”

    https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2019/02/us-prosecutors-statement-on-smollett-his-attacker-was-his-drug-dealer.html

  13. gallopingcamel says:

    If you are anti-Trump the “Media” and the DoJ will bend over backwards to excuse bad behavior. If you are pro-Trump the DoJ attacks viciously while the “Media” eggs them on.

    Roger Stone is alleged to have committed a process crime by lying to law enforcement officials. Jussie Smollett appears to have committed real several crimes including mailing himself a threatening letter, filing a false police report and lying to the FBI.

    So why did Stone get a pre-dawn raid with 20+ armed agents with the press ready to record it all while Smollett was allowed to surrender quietly?

    It may not be possible to reform the “Media” but the FBI can be closed down and its functions absorbed into the US Marshals Service. I have no idea how to restore integrity to the Department of Justice but at the very least the top three layers of management should be replaced. They knew or should have known what was going on……..

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