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Chicago police arrest actor Jussie Smollet after egregious fake hate crime report blaming Trump supporters


This news story was published on February 21, 2019.
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CHICAGO – Chicago police arrested actor Jussie Smollet after an egregious fake hate crime report pinning blame on fictitious, racist Trump supporters

Jussie Smollet, age 36, who “stars” in a TV show called “Empire” is under arrest and in custody of detectives, Chicago police said Thursday. This morning at Chicago Police Headquarters, Chicao police officials briefed reporters on the investigation prior to the defendant’s appearance in court.

“Smollett took advantage of the pain and anger of racism to promote his career,” Chicago PD Superintendent Eddie Johnson said in the press conference. “Bogus police reports cause real harm. They do harm to every legitimate victim who’s in need of support by police.” He noted that Smollett’s highly-publicized fake claim of a racial/political attack could cause investigations into real crimes to falter.

“Smollett took advantage of the pain of racism to further his career…This publicity stunt was a scar the City of Chicago didn’t deserve.”

According to a narrative released Thursday, on February 21, 2019, Jussie Smollett was arrested and charged with Felony Disorderly Conduct-False Report of Offense, after investigation revealed Smollett provided false information to police when reporting an Aggravated Battery. Smollett stated to officers that on January 29, 2019 in the 300 block of E. North Water at approximately 2:00 AM, two (white) males approached him and beat him, poured an unknown substance on him, placed a rope around his neck and yelled out homophobic and racial slurs and reportedly said “this is MAGA country.”  It was later discovered that the incident did not occur, the “incident” was “staged” as police said at the press conference and two brothers were paid to rehearse and carry out the choreographed “attack” on Smollett, who was reportedly dissatisfied with his acting salary.

Chicago police poured hundreds of man hours into investigating the alleged incident. “It pissed everybody off,” a police spokesman said at the press conference. Presidential candidates and the media immediately took Smollett’s story and ran with it. However, detectives got to the bottom of Smollett’s increasingly fishy story, leading to his arrest Thursday at 5 AM. Smollett is due in court this afternoon.

Smollett’s mug shot, via TMZ

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14 Responses to Chicago police arrest actor Jussie Smollet after egregious fake hate crime report blaming Trump supporters

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 23, 2019 at 9:05 am

    Someone last week predicted Smollet would claim insanity to get out of jail time. Breaking news! Smollet is claiming to have a drug problem (one of the Nigerians is his dealer). He is probably hoping to go to rehab instead of jail.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 22, 2019 at 10:37 am

    Yes the fake news channels abc cbs nbc -cnn ran 22 minutes each ALL condemning Trump -red hats – and racial slures against conservatives – Have not said 1 word since the little bongo player swished that he was the PERP . Socialism at it finest – Oh -by the way the law thinks this catcher had much more HIGHER UP help than the nigers – maybe obum and rafeal !

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 21, 2019 at 6:12 pm

    And aren’t we all absolutely shocked that the msm shines a bright spotlight on these alleged hate crimes with their breathless and endless “reporting”, but when the real truth emerges, the stories are either ignored or relegated to a footnote!

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      February 21, 2019 at 6:44 pm

      You are misinformed. CBS This Morning has covered this story extensively the past 3-4 days as had the evening news although the evening news only has 22 minutes to broadcast all the news.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        February 22, 2019 at 12:28 am

        Nice try LIBUFFOON. You’re not saying HOW they covered the story. And isn’t CBS the network that fired Sheryl Atkinson and Lara Logan for not towing the corporate line?

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          February 23, 2019 at 12:01 pm

          They covered it in depth. Nice try, TrumpCulter. BY the way, haven’t heard much about the Coast Guard lieutenant who was ready to start a terrorist spree until he got caught. Guess who he was targeting? Wasn’t Trumpculters.

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    MAGA Reply Report comment

    February 21, 2019 at 5:56 pm

    Trump Derangement Syndrome is more real. She will probably plead TDS.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      February 21, 2019 at 6:39 pm

      She? This is a guy, WTF are you reading?

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        February 21, 2019 at 7:50 pm

        Typical Trump supporter. duh

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          Fake News Reply Report comment

          February 21, 2019 at 9:20 pm

          You twerps don’t get it , smollets not a he , she’s a LGBLT . Now stop sniffing butt crack for your govment checks and get to work.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 21, 2019 at 12:32 pm

    This story was so fishy from the get go. I am surprised the police didn’t talk him out of it after hearing just now ludicrous the whole scenario was.

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    Todd Reply Report comment

    February 21, 2019 at 12:31 pm

    Yeah he looks like a catcher.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 21, 2019 at 10:44 am

    Well, he’s black so jail doesn’t phase him at all. Here gay so all the jailhouse rape will be like his favorite thing ever. This guy was waiting around for some random white dudes to get blamed for a crime he made up. That might happen to black guys you idiot but white people generally ain’t gonna get arrested without proof. Dumb monkey the police are for white people.

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    Allen Reply Report comment

    February 21, 2019 at 10:32 am

    It will be interesting to see how this turns out.