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

Grandpa's Spells wrote:
Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:13 pm
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.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/jussi ... rime-hoax/
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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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Re: So about this "MAGA" attack on the Empire actor

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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