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A charge of disorderly conduct has been approved against "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett, according to an email from the Cook County State's Attorney's Office.

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The media got burned again by Jussie Smollett's apparent hate crime hoax because they wanted to believe the image they concocted for Trump supporters and conservatives. The media ran with the story before the facts were confirmed, unusual behavior for today's media right? Not. Just a modern day version of Tawana Brawley.

#1 | Posted by gracieamazed at 2019-02-20 05:45 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

Now we can add it to this list of Fake Hate Crimes in the Trump Era:

Anti-Muslim Hate Crime In Michigan Turns Out To Be A Hoax (Nov. 2016)
Bisexual Student Fakes Trump-Inspired Hate Crime (Nov. 2016)
Gas Station Racism Goes Viral - Then Police Debunk It (Nov. 2016)
White Men Rob Muslim Woman Of Her Hijab And Wallet - Except It Never Happened (Nov. 2016)
Church Organist Vandalizes Own Church (Nov. 2016)
Trump-Inspired Racist Blaze At Black Church Was Carried Out By Black Churchgoer (Nov. 2016)
"Drunk White Men" Attack Muslim Woman In Story That Also Never Happened (Dec. 2016)
White Guy Sets His Own Car On Fire, Paints Racial Slur On His Own Garage (Dec. 2016)
Prankster Tricks Liberal Journalist Into Spreading Anti-Trump Hoax (Dec. 2016)
Student Writes Anti-Muslim Graffiti On His Own Door (Feb. 2017)
Israeli Man Behind Anti-Semitic Bomb Threats In The U.S. (April 2017)
Hoax At St. Olaf (May 2017)
Fake Hate At Air Force Academy Goes Viral (Sept. 2017)
K-State Fake Hate Crime (Nov. 2017)
Racist Graffiti Carried Out By Non-White Student (Nov. 2017)
Waiter Fakes Note Calling Himself A Terrorist (July 2018)
Waitress Fakes Racist Note, Blames Law Enforcement (July 2018)
New York Woman's Hate Crime That Wasn't (Sept. 2018)
Anti-Semitic Vandal Exposed As Democratic Activist (Nov. 2018)
Student Faked Racist Notes (Dec. 2018)
The Covington Catastrophe (Jan. 2019)

#2 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-02-20 06:06 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 6

How's the real list of hate crimes coming?

Also, why isn't this being called a real hate crime against Trump?

#3 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-02-20 06:11 PM | Reply

Anthony Guglielmi @AJGuglielmi (Chief Communications Officer @Chicago_Police)

Felony criminal charges have been approved by @CookCountySAO against Jussie Smollett for Disorderly Conduct / Filing a False Police Report. Detectives will make contact with his legal team to negotiate a reasonable surrender for his arrest.

#4 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-02-20 08:06 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

#4 Thanks Gal for the update.

#5 | Posted by gracieamazed at 2019-02-20 08:13 PM | Reply

How's the real list of hate crimes coming?

Let us know when you finish it.

#6 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-02-20 09:14 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Let us know when you finish it.

#6 | POSTED BY CRYIN' TED CRUZ

Impossible since you terrorist morons commit them faster than they can ever be added to a list.

#7 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2019-02-20 09:34 PM | Reply

The bigger legal issue will be how the feds handle the letter portion of the alleged hoax.

#8 | Posted by Karabekian at 2019-02-21 07:20 AM | Reply

GMA says he's now been taken into custody.

#9 | Posted by Karabekian at 2019-02-21 07:35 AM | Reply

God for the police. It's time we put these desperate lefty racists on notice that their lies, half-truths, and unsubstantiated accusations against good Americans will no longer be tolerated.

#10 | Posted by Spork at 2019-02-21 08:02 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

"It's time we put these desperate lefty racists on notice that their lies, half-truths, and unsubstantiated accusations against good Americans will no longer be tolerated."

Oh shut up, you make me laugh so hard I snort coffee. You pathetic snowflakes amaze me with your victimhood.

#11 | Posted by danni at 2019-02-21 08:05 AM | Reply

Oh shut up, you make me laugh so hard I snort coffee

Did the coffee make it past whatever else you're snorting this morning?

#12 | Posted by Spork at 2019-02-21 08:10 AM | Reply | Funny: 4 | Newsworthy 2

Trump's Fault...

That red hat made me do it...

Given enuf rope, those hollyweird stars will hang themselves.

#13 | Posted by Pegasus at 2019-02-21 08:47 AM | Reply

The bigger legal issue will be how the feds handle the letter portion of the alleged hoax.

#8 | POSTED BY KARABEKIAN

Absolutely. He's under investigation by the US Postal Service detectives. I have a cousin who is a detective for the USPS. Trust me, they don't screw around and are absolutely relentless when it comes to investigating crimes of this nature. I read that Chicago assigned 24 detectives to this case so I'm pretty sure they will not go easy on him. Having said that, the terrorist letter carries far bigger penalties for whoever created it.

#14 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-02-21 08:51 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

#12 She snorts bigoted racism in one nostril and alarmingly price increased Wheaties in the other. Yep in her world the hoax hate crime POS is the victim.

#15 | Posted by gracieamazed at 2019-02-21 08:53 AM | Reply

#11 | POSTED BY DANNI

Give 'em smollett.. We have

mike cohen
mike flynn
rick gates
weiselberg..the accountant
roger stone
coming up...the trump family cartel

So let them laugh DANNI...they're whistling past the graveyard

#16 | Posted by 1947steamer at 2019-02-21 09:06 AM | Reply

12
What could be more racist than accusing 2 Nigerians of calling him ugly racist names?
The whole is more fake than rocking horse ----.

#17 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2019-02-21 09:07 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

You conservative trumpwads need to start working on your excuse for the humiliating spectacle that trump is preparing to make of himself when he subserviates himself to communist Kim...in front of the whole world, while they laugh at him and his toadies.

#18 | Posted by 1947steamer at 2019-02-21 09:11 AM | Reply

Ryan Saavedra
‏Verified account @RealSaavedra

Hey @AdamSchiff,

Why did you just delete this tweet?

twitter.com

#19 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-02-21 09:21 AM | Reply

Steamer0'Grunty hijacks another thread in order to rub up against Trump's leg.

#20 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2019-02-21 09:36 AM | Reply

#20 | POSTED BY PHESTEROBOYLE

he's a black homosexual that did an incredibly stupid, insensitive thing. he's been caught and the usual suspects are frenzy feeding at the MAGA altar.
I'm sorry that you don't like the place that I chose to point out some rather glaring shortcomings that conservatives own, PUSBOIL

#21 | Posted by 1947steamer at 2019-02-21 10:15 AM | Reply

Apparently Smollett didn't fake the attack because he hates Trump; he did it because he wanted a raise:

Jussie Smollett charged: 'Empire' actor staged attack because he was 'dissatisfied with his salary,' police say

abc13.com

#22 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-02-21 11:03 AM | Reply

#21 LMAO Just yesterday on the Nooner you claimed you hadn't followed this story.

"I didn't believe it in the 1st place..so I didn't follow it "

You must have been playing catch up PDQ to now know so much about it.

#23 | Posted by gracieamazed at 2019-02-21 11:11 AM | Reply

Chicago Police: Jussie Smollett Staged Assault For Better Salary, Career Advancement

www.msn.com

#24 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-02-21 11:12 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#24 He might have gotten away with it, too, if he hadn't so badly overwritten the scene.

#25 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-02-21 11:13 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Police said in a press conference hours later that Smollett sent a fake letter to himself and staged a hate crime attack in Chicago because he was "dissatisfied with his salary."

www.nbcchicago.com

If what I put in bold is true he is facing very serious charges from the federal government on top of what he's facing from the city of Chicago.

#26 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-02-21 11:16 AM | Reply

The Nigerians brothers are Obama's rape fantasy.

#27 | Posted by HanoverFist at 2019-02-21 11:18 AM | Reply


@#24 ...Chicago Police: Jussie Smollett Staged Assault For Better Salary, Career Advancement ...

The Chicago Police investigators let the evidence and the facts lead their investigation, as opposed to letting politics and social media lead it.

#28 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-02-21 11:20 AM | Reply

#28 That's true, and when people on both sides of the political divide started getting ahead of the facts, they never did.

#29 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-02-21 11:25 AM | Reply

The Chicago Police investigators let the evidence and the facts lead their investigation, as opposed to letting politics and social media lead it.
#28 | POSTED BY LAMPLIGHTER

Yep. They conducted this investigation professionally.

#30 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-02-21 11:33 AM | Reply

#22 | POSTED BY GAL_TUESDAY

Thats his goto move for a raise? LOL

#31 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-02-21 11:37 AM | Reply

I read that Chicago assigned 24 detectives to this case so I'm pretty sure they will not go easy on him.

What a waste of resources ...

There is probably real crimes that occurred in Chicago which these resources could be better used.

#32 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-02-21 11:41 AM | Reply

#23 | Posted by gracieamazed

what's to know? read just one of BOAZ's or your endless diatribes about the guy...I offered him up to you yesterday for a lynching.

#33 | Posted by 1947steamer at 2019-02-21 11:48 AM | Reply

I read that Chicago assigned 24 detectives to this case so I'm pretty sure they will not go easy on him.
What a waste of resources ...
There is probably real crimes that occurred in Chicago which these resources could be better used.
.....................................#32 | POSTED BY ANDREAMACKRIS

Taxpayers footed bills totaling $300,675 for golf cart rentals alone, so the Secret Service could follow Trump on the links ... this according to federal documents obtained by TMZ.

Many of the expenses emanate from Trump's Mar-a-Lago excursions. And, get this ... since taking office Trump has reportedly spent 153 days at golf properties, which explains why the golf cart rental is sky high.

Since Trump took office, the total expense of his golf outings cost taxpayers an estimated $77 MILLION.

#34 | Posted by 1947steamer at 2019-02-21 11:52 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#32 | POSTED BY ANDREAMACKRIS

you being into wasted resources and all...give us a little insight on what should be done to the POS SOB in the white house

#35 | Posted by 1947steamer at 2019-02-21 11:55 AM | Reply

#34

What does any of that have to do with the city of Chicago and its limited investigative resources?

#36 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-02-21 11:57 AM | Reply

Chicago Police on Jussie Smollett: We have the check that Jussie sent the 2 brothers in the attack
twitter.com

#37 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-02-21 12:06 PM | Reply

if he hadn't so badly overwritten the scene. ~ Gal

The noose was a dead give away....

#38 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-02-21 12:07 PM | Reply

We have the check that Jussie sent the 2 brothers in the attack
twitter.com

#37 | POSTED BY ANDREAMACKRIS

Wow.

This may be one of the most poorly planned hoaxes of all time.

He probably never thought this would be seriously investigated.

#39 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-02-21 12:08 PM | Reply

#34 | POSTED BY 1947STEAMER

Out of ideas ... deflection ... go back to the nooner and entertain us with something from rhymes.com

#40 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-02-21 12:08 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

#39 | POSTED BY JEFFJ

When I read it I couldn't believe it ...

Why would he do that?
Why would the brothers accept it?

What did they do wait for the check to clear?

#41 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-02-21 12:10 PM | Reply

#40 | POSTED BY ANDREAMACKRIS ............ and entertain us with something from rhymes.com

I can get a beat from the racist...ANDREAMACKRIS

and the lyrics flow from their white cracker asses

not all that hard to spit a rhyme

When the DR right is the scene of a crime

all you conservative mo-fo's consumed with hate

the world'll be better when you're outlined in tape

#42 | Posted by 1947steamer at 2019-02-21 12:30 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Jussie knew the news media would eat it up and never question a thing because it fits their narrative.
Great job to the CPD. They don't need this putz.

#43 | Posted by homerj at 2019-02-21 01:11 PM | Reply

#43 | POSTED BY HOMERJ

so are you saying that they're not reporting on it now because it doesn't fit what you've defined as their "narrative"

#44 | Posted by 1947steamer at 2019-02-21 01:17 PM | Reply

The scary part is this:
When the Chicago police notified Smollet that 2 people had been apprehended and they wanted him to come down and identify them and sign and affidavit that they were the attackers, he agreed to do so. He only refused to do so after he found out that the two brothers were the people that had been arrested. (I cannot provide a citation for this, it was a report from a local station carried online that I am unable to find now. I accept any disbelief from the lack of source)

Maybe I'm reading too much into it, but consider this:
Had 2 white guys been out in that area of Chicago that night, faces obscured due to cold-weather gear and been successfully identified by the police, would Smollett have ID'd them as his attackers? Even if he hadn't, what would the results be to those 2 people in media? How many death threats would their families get? Would they EVER be considered innocent until proven guilty? This is another real issue with his hoax hate crime.

Not only was he ok with perpetrating a hoax and wasting people's time and resources, not only was he ok with lying about to demean a group of people, not only will his actions make it harder for real victims to come forward and be believed...in addition to all of that, he very well could have ruined some people's lives. He gave no consideration to the people that he put at risk with his behavior, much like idiots firing a gun into the air to celebrate holidays.

#45 | Posted by Avigdore at 2019-02-21 01:33 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Liberals...I suggest the "Jussie Smollett Equivalency Award"

Find a good example of "Smollett Delirium" that's been posted on the DR.

Save that example and every time we have a thread that points out white racism perpetrated against blacks, we can trot out our
smollett delirium posts and see if those posters would like to engage in comparison.

how does jussie smollett compare to tamir rice for instance

#46 | Posted by 1947steamer at 2019-02-21 02:04 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

1947steamingpile
This thread is filled with deflection after deflection from you.
Are you Jussie's lover or something?

Why are you so damaged by his humiliating arrest?

#47 | Posted by 101Chairborne at 2019-02-21 03:31 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 5

#47 | POSTED BY 101CHAIRBORNE

I could give a s hit about a black fairy I'd never heard of till this happened. I've done lots of biz with gays and know that some tend to be a bit out there, so like I told MAGAMAZED, my 1st thoughts were that it wasn't right.
Now to the point of your homophobic post...this is a prime example of SOB's like you and BOAZ and A'MACRIS MAGAMAZED goin' full tilt boogie over anything that you think will justify your constant spew of hatred and bigotry. you're a POS that constantly stirs the pot of misogyny racism gender division..whatever upsets your lilly white ass. like I said "smollett delirium"

#48 | Posted by 1947steamer at 2019-02-21 03:54 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1


Timeline summary, as told mostly by the Chicago PD:

Jussie Smollett case cracked by 'old-fashioned police work,' cops say
www.nbcnews.com

...Chicago's police chief said Thursday they were suspicious when "Empire" star Jussie Smollett first told detectives that two masked men taunted him with racist and homophobic slurs before beating him and looping a noose around his neck.

"From the very beginning we had some questions about it," Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said during a news conference several hours after Smollett surrendered on a charge of filing a false report.

But as is their practice when confronted with a possible hate crime, Johnson said, "We were treating Smollett like a victim."

"We gave him the benefit of the doubt," he said. "When we discovered the actual motive, quite frankly, it pissed everybody off."

A dozen detectives were assigned to a case that became a national story after Smollett, who is black and gay, reported on Jan. 29 that he'd been attacked in one of Chicago's swankiest neighborhoods, Streeterville....


#49 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-02-21 04:04 PM | Reply

I could give a s hit about a black fairy
#48 posted by steamingpile

Now to the point of your homophobic post...
#48 posted by steamingpile

Jesus Christ you're a dumb ------.

For not caring about this you've managed to post over 20% of the posts in this thread.
Did Jussie use your copy of Playgirl to cut out letters for his fake powder letter? I hope you didn't help him with that, it's a federal crime. Even if you lent him the crayon he drew the picture with you should come clean.

#50 | Posted by 101Chairborne at 2019-02-21 04:11 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 5

What's the over/under on Smolett attempting suicide?
He clearly already hates himself for being gay and black, and now that he's been exposed in such a humiliating and public fashion, he's definitely going to be on suicide watch.
I hope Robin Roberts is there to get it on camera.

#51 | Posted by 101Chairborne at 2019-02-21 04:15 PM | Reply

Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump

.@JussieSmollett - what about MAGA and the tens of millions of people you insulted with your racist and dangerous comments!? #MAGA

Tea Pain @TeaPainUSA

Tea Pain Retweeted Donald J. Trump
Trump steps over a white supremacist's plot to kill dozens of Trump's enemies in cold blood to clutch his pearls over a black feller that faked a hate crime.

#52 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-02-21 04:41 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

#51 | POSTED BY 101CHAIRBORNE

obviously you're "challenged"...so I'll step up and be embarrassed for you. jeez..you do stink. "nurse, I think we need a change over here"

#53 | Posted by 1947steamer at 2019-02-21 04:45 PM | Reply

#52 | POSTED BY GAL_TUESDAY

101CHAIRBORNE throws feces at GAL_TUESDAY in 5.4.3.2.1....

#54 | Posted by 1947steamer at 2019-02-21 04:48 PM | Reply

Can anyone tell me what the hell post 53 is about or why he put quotations around the word challenged?

I would have thought he would have addressed how ------- silly post 50 makes him look.

#55 | Posted by 101Chairborne at 2019-02-21 04:59 PM | Reply

He used to do poetry, but his efforts to expand his horizons have failed, and it's time to go back to the drawing board. Unless he's Boyd, then he should just change his name again.

#56 | Posted by Spork at 2019-02-21 05:18 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#56_SPORK
you mean like this comrade

a whore named spoon and a pimp called fork
had a love child, their own little dork
you'd see spoon and dork on the corner together
fork kept'em trickin' regardless the weather
a whore with a kid..it's worse than you think
fork's sick clientele were much into kink
Now the head pervert, he knew mom and the dad
called little dork over and said to the lad
"you've the odor of spoon and the ethics of fork
you deserve a new name....something other than dork"
......................................?

#57 | Posted by 1947steamer at 2019-02-21 05:36 PM | Reply

#55 | POSTED BY 101CHAIRBORNE

"challenged" = short bus. and now I'll tell you something that will make us both happy...no one will ever confuse me for you

#58 | Posted by 1947steamer at 2019-02-21 05:40 PM | Reply

#57 - No, I didn't mean like that. THAT sucked, and, like I'm sure your teachers that cared told you, you're capable of doing much better.

#59 | Posted by Spork at 2019-02-21 05:48 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

So no comment about getting your face rubbed in your diaper in post 50, or the fact you can't stop posting and deflecting in a thread about this black gay man getting his just desserts for being a giant fraud?

#60 | Posted by 101Chairborne at 2019-02-21 06:02 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 3

#59 | POSTED BY SPORK

That made me laugh out loud.....

"Mrs. Roberts, steamer is a....good (hard to get it out) boy, he's just very mischievous, and needs to work on his self control"

my poor mom ,rest her soul, heard that more than once

i went to 1st and 2nd grade at a catholic school, it was closest, and because I wasn't catholic we had to pay tuition. came 3rd grade and they said "Mrs. Roberts he's going to have to attend another school". the catholic church passed on Money rather than deal with me. so me an religion came to a parting of the ways when I was about 7.
thanks again, it made me think of mom

#61 | Posted by 1947steamer at 2019-02-21 06:13 PM | Reply

#60 | POSTED BY 101CHAIRBORNE

quit fishin'.....do you feel left out?...do you need a dedicated verse?

#62 | Posted by 1947steamer at 2019-02-21 06:18 PM | Reply

I see.
Would you rather talk about the black fairy again?

Hell, you can always go back to talking about Trump or anything else other than the fact Jussie had to do the humiliating perp walk with all those cameras, and reporters asking "Jussie! Jussie! How does it feel to look like such a ------- steamer?"

#63 | Posted by 101Chairborne at 2019-02-21 06:53 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Saw a photo of Jussie Smollett today on my newsfeed. The caption said "everybody makes mistakes, don't beat yourself up".

Too soon?

#64 | Posted by gavaster at 2019-02-22 10:05 AM | Reply | Funny: 2

funniest comment yet-

#FAKENOOSE

#65 | Posted by AuntieSocial at 2019-02-22 01:21 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

YOU'RE FIRED.

Smollett Cut From 'Empire' Episodes As Fox Changes Tune

#66 | Posted by AuntieSocial at 2019-02-22 02:39 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Too bad trump's cult doesn't hold the most powerful man in the world to the same standards of honesty that they hold for an actor on a tv show they've never watched.

The way the media is reacting you'd think this guy was a powerful politician or something.

#67 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-02-22 03:02 PM | Reply

SpeakSoftly -

www.youtube.com

#68 | Posted by AuntieSocial at 2019-02-22 03:14 PM | Reply

#68 | Posted by AuntieSocial

What's more newsworthy - an actor who faked an attack for attention, or a sociopath who was just arrested with an enormous cache of weapons with plans to murder anyone trump labelled an enemy?

Both happened this week. Your propaganda sources are only obsessed with one of them.

#69 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-02-22 03:17 PM | Reply

#69 | Posted by SpeakSoftly Looks like both are going to jail. Both broke the law, let them pay for it.

#70 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-02-22 04:42 PM | Reply

#69 | Posted by SpeakSoftly Looks like both are going to jail. Both broke the law, let them pay for it.

#70 | Posted by docnjo

So why is only one of them being covered constantly on fox?

#71 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-02-22 05:06 PM | Reply

#71 | Posted by SpeakSoftly Because it is hard to prove intent before an action. You arsenal is our gun collection.

#72 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-02-23 08:09 AM | Reply

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