IL - Actor Jussie Smollett allegedly attacked in hate crime being black & gay Jan 2019 #2*ARRESTS*

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  1. mickey2942

    mickey2942 Well-Known Member

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    Charges Mr. Smollett may encounter:
    18 U.S.C. § 1038 - U.S. Code Title 18. Crimes and Criminal Procedure § 1038 | FindLaw

    This covers the mail with white powder, it is a criminal act to send a substance that could be a biological weapon in the mail. It is under "Hoaxes" and carries a sentence for up to five years.

    For filing false police report, that is, "disorderly conduct", fine up to $10,000, does not specify prison.
    Illinois Statutes Chapter 720. Criminal Offenses § 5/26-1 | FindLaw

    I am not sure about additional charges, possibly conspiracy?

    And here is a man who filed a false hate crime hoax in Iowa, handslap. Don't do it again. Great precedent.
    College Student From Naperville Lied About Hate Crime, Police Say
     
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  2. MyBelle

    MyBelle Well-Known Member

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    I hope conspiracy is part of the bundle of charges. After all, they did conspire and all the FBI has to do is follow the money. Who paid the brothers to write the letter containing the powder, who sent the letter? Was Congressman Rush paid to send the letter to the FBI asking for a criminal investigation?Several possibilities of co-conspirators.

    JMO
     
  3. Shin Masamura

    Shin Masamura Him who is without syntax cast out the 1st pronoun

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    Yes, getting back on track.. it will be interesting to see the punishment once handed down. I just think after learning about this individual, he is talented, he is wealthy, he has a platform. He has swayed people to his logic, he could have and does endorse candidates he think can make a change, and to take a short cut, a dangerous short cut that has pulled LE and FBI resources away from one of the most dangerous cities in America and divide us further is something that one can't calculate. Sure some will point to this as an example of race-baiting/activism gone wrong. Some will dismiss it as an isolated incident and that the KKK is everywhere.

    But lets all hope for justice for hoaxes like this and when "proven" crime comes across one of our people, let's scourge them from society until they are either rehabilitated or chiseling rocks for the rest of their lives..
     
  4. Tricia

    Tricia Owner Websleuths.com Staff Member Administrator

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    Snoods Well-Known Member

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    A comment I read:

    Kathy Griffen: No one can flush their career down the toilet faster than I can.

    Jussie Smollett: Hold my bleach.

    (A deviation of the “hold my beer” joke.)

     
  6. Snoods

    Snoods Well-Known Member

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    What event?
     
  7. MyBelle

    MyBelle Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. "Collective failure" is yet another buzzword phrase. And on it goes...
     
  8. Tim Callahan

    Tim Callahan Well-Known Member

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    Ironic, isn't it? A piece of paper, instead of a "brutal attack", could be his undoing.
     
  9. Tim Callahan

    Tim Callahan Well-Known Member

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    Meh — maybe in a movie like The Usual Suspects, but this clown and his narrative? I think he’d have a hard time selling jackets to Eskimos, or people in Chicago when it’s 29 below.
     
  10. Tim Callahan

    Tim Callahan Well-Known Member

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    Yes to all of this. It would be hard to write a bumbling Pink Panther style escapade this full of holes.
     
  11. Tim Callahan

    Tim Callahan Well-Known Member

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    I’m sure a lawyer on here knows, but do prosecutors have to lay out all of their evidence beforehand (and thus give someone’s defense attorneys at least a chance to concoct creative stories), or can they hold back pieces of evidence in reserve that they can whip out at any given moment if necessary to then crush the defendant?
     
  12. MassGuy

    MassGuy The Monsters Ain't The Ones Beneath The Bed

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    They do have to share all that information. Holding anything back, is grounds for an appeal.

    No surprises in regards to evidence.
     
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  13. Tim Callahan

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    I looked it up right after I posted it. Bummer in one sense, though I don’t think it will matter!
     
  14. MassGuy

    MassGuy The Monsters Ain't The Ones Beneath The Bed

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    It won’t. Not if the evidence is overwhelming, which I have every expectation that it will be.

    He’s facing state charges, and likely federal ones as well.

    Tough to duck two fists flying in your direction.

    Ironically, I think he claimed that he did just that.

    Not this time though.
     
  15. Elley Mae

    Elley Mae The enemy is here. beware

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    "Profit for division"

    Absolutely spot on. jmo
     
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    What REALLY bothers me is the group that still, regardless of results, refuse to admit that it was wrong and remove their tweets. (I.E. AOC really?). I think it’s time to put down the swords.
     
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    Video is unavailable in this country?
     
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    squid On Time Out

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    TMZ

    Jussie Smollett's "Empire" screen time is getting slashed in the wake of a growing sentiment that he staged the so-called "attack."

    Production sources tell TMZ ... Jussie was supposed to have 9 scenes and a big musical number in the second to the last episode -- which is being shot now -- but, 5 of his scenes have been cut, and his musical number has been 86'd.

    As for the remaining 4 scenes ... we're told he's no longer the focus. The scene features an ensemble, meaning he's flanked by a number of cast members.
     
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