So about this "MAGA" attack on the Empire actor

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Re: So about this "MAGA" attack on the Empire actor

Post by Gene » Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:02 pm

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Well I think you all owe Jussie an apology.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/loc ... story.html
Well, at least he's clear of State charges.
The prosecutor who dropped disorderly conduct charges against the actor Jussie Smollett defended the decision, saying her office was uncertain it had enough evidence to gain a conviction and wanted to focus on bigger crime in Chicago, she wrote in an op-ed.

The prosecutor, Kim Foxx, the Cook County state’s attorney, wrote in an op-ed in The Chicago Tribune on Friday that she welcomed an “outside, nonpolitical review of how we handled this matter.”
- https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/30/us/k ... llett.html


Smollett also may face federal charges of mail fraud, as the FBI is investigating whether or not he also sent himself hate mail laced with white powder a week before the alleged attack occurred. If convicted, Smollett could face up to a decade in prison.
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The FBI, Postal Service Inspector.... maybe Civil Suits?
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Re: So about this "MAGA" attack on the Empire actor

Post by Gene » Sun May 05, 2019 5:06 am

The chief judge of Cook County’s Criminal Court Thursday grudgingly agreed to consider a request that he let another court decide whether to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate State’s Attorney Kim Foxx’s handling of Jussie Smollett’s case.

Judge LeRoy K. Martin Jr.’s son, Leroy III, was hired last year by Foxx’s office, creating conflict of interest for the elder Martin if he weighs-in on starting an investigation that could see Foxx called as a witness, retired Appeals Court Judge Sheila O’Brien argued Thursday.
Assistant State’s Attorney Mark Rotert, head of the office’s Conviction Integrity Unit, argued that O’Brien’s latest motion was a distraction, and that state law “slam dunks” her petition for a special prosecutor and attempts to subpoena Foxx and other witnesses.

“She can do a good job of filing all kinds of motions and subpoenas and getting publicity,” Rotert said. “Because she cannot win, she comes in and misdirects with all sorts of issues about your son.”
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Re: So about this "MAGA" attack on the Empire actor

Post by Grandpa's Spells » Wed May 08, 2019 8:26 pm

Jussie written out of the show. Shoulda gone to rehab.
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Post by Fat Cat » Wed May 08, 2019 9:33 pm

Chicago is a fucking gutter. I have a solution, but it involves VX gas.
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Re: So about this "MAGA" attack on the Empire actor

Post by Turdacious » Fri May 24, 2019 3:58 am

An Illinois judge Thursday ordered Jussie Smollett's criminal case file be unsealed.

Smollett was accused of filing a false police report claiming he was the victim of a hate crime attack carried out by two men on a city street in January, but less than three weeks after being indicted on 16 felony counts, Chicago prosecutors dropped all charges against the actor.

On the same day the charges were dismissed in late March, Smollett's defense team requested that the evidence and records in the case be immediately sealed, and the state did not object, according to court documents [...]

"To be sure, it is easily conceivable that a defendant whose case was dismissed would wish to maintain his sense of privacy, even if, perhaps especially if, the media covered the case," Judge Steven G. Watkins wrote in the decision. "However, that isn't that case."

"While the court appreciates that the defendant was in the public eye before the events that precipitated this case, it was not necessary for him to address this so publicly and to such an extent. By doing so, the court cannot credit his privacy interest as good cause to keep the case records sealed," the decision said.
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Re: So about this "MAGA" attack on the Empire actor

Post by Turdacious » Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:16 pm

Almost 500 pages of legal docs were released in the Jussie Smollett case, inspiring more questions about why Chicago prosecutors decided to drop all 16 charges against the former Empire actor just days after he was indicted for allegedly faking a hate crime. The docs, which had originally been sealed, contradict what the police initially said was the motive for the crime — that Smollett was dissatisfied with his salary on the hit Fox show [...]
The documents chronicle texts dating back many months before the incident that show conversations between Smollett and the brothers, including one in which Smollett was allegedly trying to buy drugs from one of the men, including “weed, molly or Whitney,” a slang for cocaine. According to the documents, Smollett used Venmo to pay for drugs.
https://www.vulture.com/2019/06/jussie- ... ments.html
Not sure what's dumber-- buying illegal drugs with electronic payment, or selling them that way.
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Re: So about this "MAGA" attack on the Empire actor

Post by Grandpa's Spells » Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:17 am

Hate crimers totallly have a free pass on beating up Jussie now. Nobody will believe him.
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Re: So about this "MAGA" attack on the Empire actor

Post by Gene » Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:36 am

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Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:17 am
Hate crimers totallly have a free pass on beating up Jussie now. Nobody will believe him.
The same people who kept Jussie's ass out of Prison have invested too much in him to let him get hurt now.

Besides, Tawana Brawley is living a nice life today. She's a Nurse, a Muslim and is pretty happy. Maybe unlike Jussie she really got abused and violated?

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Re: So about this "MAGA" attack on the Empire actor

Post by Grandpa's Spells » Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:19 pm

You're citing a 12 year old article about a 30 year old non-event.
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Re: So about this "MAGA" attack on the Empire actor

Post by Fat Cat » Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:42 pm

Grandpa's Spells wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:19 pm
You're citing a 12 year old article about a 30 year old non-event.
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What's wrong with being racist? Asians, blacks, and latinos are...so what? You think you're better than them?
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Re: So about this "MAGA" attack on the Empire actor

Post by Gene » Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:40 pm

Grandpa's Spells wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:19 pm
You're citing a 12 year old article about a 30 year old non-event.
Sounds familiar though, doesn't it?

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Re: So about this "MAGA" attack on the Empire actor

Post by Gene » Sat Jun 22, 2019 1:26 pm

Fat Cat wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:42 pm
Grandpa's Spells wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:19 pm
You're citing a 12 year old article about a 30 year old non-event.
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What's wrong with being racist? Asians, blacks, and latinos are...so what? You think you're better than them?

Troy's love of banjos and this trying to keep up with the Progressives suggests that he's part of the Hillbilly diaspora who migrated to Chicago for work.

Hillbillies are the folks who in the past brewed up "likker", screwed cousins, went "thieving" and brought back their "stealings" in a "poke". They lived in simple homes that had animals running in and out, lots of trash, undone dishes in the sink (or warshbasin) and barefoot kids outside. Their descendants live in mobile homes (or trailers), the rude folks call them "Trailer Trash".

A burn barrel and outhouse provided basic sanitation needs, though for real mountain types a "trash fire" is sufficient. The damn things stink, all three of them.

A garden helped feed the family. The annual purchase of a young pig and keeping some chickens provided smoked meat and eggs. Poaching wildlife and stealing portable (ie, you can tote in your arms) livestock from "rich" neighbors helped to supplement the diet.

Evening's entertainment was and still is sitting around a fire in the dark. This is pleasant but unnerves "city people".

Troy is probably trying hard to shed that sordid family history by being more white than white. Hence his embrace of the Chicago elitist values. welfare, shopping at Whole Foods, gun control and the like.

In real life Steve is probably a decent person. Probably loves blue grass festivals and the like. He doesn't have to compensate for family history. As if they are bad people. Most are pretty decent as long as they're sober.
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Re: So about this "MAGA" attack on the Empire actor

Post by Grandpa's Spells » Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:16 pm

Just by random chance you should have had a few things right and yet didn’t.
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Re: So about this "MAGA" attack on the Empire actor

Post by Gene » Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:11 am

Grandpa's Spells wrote:
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Just by random chance you should have had a few things right and yet didn’t.
You're not that simple, Troy.
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Re: So about this "MAGA" attack on the Empire actor

Post by Grandpa's Spells » Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:24 pm

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Re: So about this "MAGA" attack on the Empire actor

Post by Kazuya Mishima » Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:36 pm

Chappelle's comedic genius is truly something.

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