If criminal sentencing serves the function of attempting to place a value on the consequences of an individual’s actions, then hate crime designations provide some individuals with more value than others, even if every other element of the crime was equal to another where the identities did not have that magic mix.
Liberal actor Jussie Smollett is accused of staging a racist and anti-gay attack on himself, which Smollett blamed on supporters of President Donald Trump.
Smollett’s alleged fake “hate crime” appears to be the latest instance of liberals manufacturing hate crimes for attention in the Trump era.
The most comprehensive list of fake hate crimes by far…
Detectives investigating the reported attack on “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett have been questioning two people of interest seen in the area at the time, including a man who has an acting role on the show, according to law enforcement sources.
The developments come as Smollett gave his first TV interview about the incident and tried to end doubt that he was attacked in Streeterville more than two weeks ago by two men who shouted slurs at him, hit him and wrapped a rope around his neck while yelling, “This is MAGA country!”
…TMZ reported an interesting clue into the police thinking on Tuesday. The Chicago P.D. has confirmed that it has video of Jussie Smollett with the rope, tied in a Windsor knot, around his neck in the lobby of the building that he eventually called police from. Yet when a reporter asked if police also had video of Smollett with the rope around his neck outside that building, police said they could not confirm that, as it would “interfere with the investigation.”
It is still technically possible that “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett really was the victim of a hate crime. We cannot at this point conclusively prove the negative, and maybe we never will. But we can use our faculties of reason and common sense and, based on the available evidence, arrive at the most plausible conclusion: it’s a hoax, and a pretty absurd one at that.
The (Limited and redacted) phone records provided by Jussie Smollett ‘do not meet the burden for a criminal investigation’
Oh my, what now?
Persons of interest in the Jussie Smollet Hate Crime Of The Century
“I’ve been in this neighborhood five years. I don’t believe it, not around here … Half the people are gay and the other half are black.”
A patron at Lizzie McNeill’s Irish Pub, about a block from the scene of the alleged Jan. 29 incident, said Smollett’s story “doesn’t really make sense.”
“It’s a lie, because Chicago is the most liberal city around,” said the man, who wouldn’t give his name. “They have cameras everywhere … Why can’t they find the attack?”
Second City Cop has the inside goods on Jussie’s “assault”
Update: Smollet provides “limited and redacted” phone records to police
A DATE for your diary: this year’s National Hate Crime Awareness Week begins on October 12. No doubt you are thinking: ‘Must I wait a further eight long months before celebrating the UK’s hate crime legislation? Is there not something I can do before then to encourage more reporting of hate crime?’
Those who cannot last until autumn should immediately head for Greater Manchester. Not content with being part of the national event in October, from today the city and surrounding area is staging its own Hate Crime Awareness Week (HCAW) – an annual event which began in 2012. When it comes to raising awareness of hate crime in Greater Manchester, the locals evidently are, as they say, mad for it.
I can’t recall a large crime story where there was a bigger gap between what the police and media are saying publicly, and what they expressing behind the scenes, than the saga involving the recent alleged hate crime against actor Jussie Smollett. Similarly, there may not be a story where you can tell more by what has not happened, in comparison to what actually has occurred.
The investigation is still ongoing concerning the homophobic and racist attack on Jussie Smollett on Jan. 29. The FBI is reportedly working closely with cast and crew on the set of “Empire,” specifically to track down who sent Smollett a death threat before the attack, according to TMZ.
Damon Joseph, 21, also known as Abdullah Ali Yusuf, is charged with attempting to provide material to support ISIS, attempting to commit a hate crime, and possessing firearms in furtherance of a crime of violence stemming from his plan to attack at least one Toledo synagogue.
Washington, D.C. Antifa leader Joseph “Jose” Alcoff, also known as “Chepe,” was arrested and charged with multiple felonies in Philadelphia on Jan. 10 in connection to the Antifa mob attack against two Marines in November.
Alcoff faces 17 charges, including multiple counts of aggravated assault, ethnic intimidation, conspiracy and terroristic threats, and one count of robbery while inflicting serious bodily injury.
Jussie Smollett, the 36-year-old star of Empire, told police that he was attacked near his friend’s high-rise apartment while walking to get food at the Subway restaurant, 521 North McClurg Court, around 2 a.m.
The family of 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes regrets calling her tragic murder a hate crime, a claim which led to a white male being falsely accused of the attack.
Young Barnes was killed in a drive-by shooting on the morning of Dec. 30, 2018. Her mother was driving her and her four sisters in Houston, TX, when a man opened fire on their vehicle. In the confusion, Laporsha Washington, Barnes’ mother, saw a white man in a red truck speeding away, and believed he was the shooter.
The shooting death of 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes in Houston set off a media frenzy when the mother and sister of the victim described the shooter as a white male, “with blue eyes, a thin build and no beard. They say he ‘looked sick’ with sunken cheekbones and a pale face with a ‘five o’clock shadow.’ He was wearing a black hoodie.”
The sister was even more helpful, giving authorities enough information to develop a sketch of the “killer” who, the mother says, “intentionally” targeted her daughter.