Hate crimes

Chicago Police Now Consider Jussie Smollett a Suspect

CPD: "Jussie Smollett is now officially classified as a suspect in a criminal investigation."

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It's official: Jussie Smollett is no longer considered a victim, but rather, a suspect.

Authorities now believe the Empire actor filed a false police report when he claimed that two men attacked him and shouted "MAGA country" while he was out for a late-night walk.

"Jussie Smollett is now officially classified as a suspect in a criminal investigation by #ChicagoPolice for filing a false police report (Class 4 felony)," said police spokesperson Anthony Guglielmi in a tweet.

This statement confirms earlier news reports that two men questioned about the attack—brothers Abimbola and Olabinjo Osundairo, who were extras on Smollett's show and knew him personally—were purportedly hired by Smollett to carry out the hoax attack.

Police detectives are currently presenting their evidence against Smollett to a grand jury, according to ABC News.

Update: Jussie Smollett has been charged with felony disorderly conduct.

Earlier this week, I appeared on Fox News to discuss the case, and explain why the common perception that hate crimes are increasing is wrong. Watch below.

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  1. I’m not taking the CPD’s word for anything, whether Smollet is a criminal depends on the evidence.

    1. That’s not how it works.

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    2. I think you can take their word for it that he’s a suspect.

    3. Brothers are on video buying ski masks, a red hat and rope. It’s over johnny

      1. That comes under the heading of evidence, not trusting the CPD.

        1. Wow, your commitment is impressive.

          1. Well, this is a site called “Reason”.

              1. Exactly; but I meant it as a compliment to Eddy.

                1. I mean you and Eddy are both right but who wants to openly compliment Eddy. Ew, dude. Ew.

                  1. R: “Why can’t we all just get along?”

                    CJ: “A long *what*?”

                    😉

                    1. His dick was so long he could suck it
                      He said with a grin as he wiped off his chin
                      If it was a girl I would fuck it?

                    2. More limericks please, Crusty.

                    3. Not even one mention of Nantucket?

        2. The video was released to NBC by the store owner…

    4. That is a good baseline, but yeah, the evidence is overwhelming.

      What I don’t trust CPD with is charging him in accordance to the severity. Guarantee he gets off easy, which is bullshit.

      1. You call three weeks in gender-racial rehab “getting off easy”?!

    5. Actually, I think that is a very fair statement. After all, the CPD is just about as corrupt a police department as there is.

      However, I do think the evidence so far is pretty overwhelming regardless of what the CPD does.

  2. brothers Abimbola and Olabinjo Osundairo, who were extras on Smollett’s show and knew him personally

    The reports I’ve read say that only one of them was an extra on the show. The other one is said to be Smollett’s personal trainer.

  3. Wow. I wasn’t following this story at all, but this is really something. How the hell did he think he would get away with this? It just seemed so implausible from the beginning.

    1. It just seemed so implausible from the beginning.

      Not at all. Unfortunately, white supremacist and homophobic violence are the rule rather than the exception in Drumpf’s America.

      1. OpenBordersDumbass is still a dumbass.

        1. it’s a satire account

        2. OBLT is a parody; he pillories the left, unlike Tony who wants to suckle and Rev. Dick Face who can only say words like “clingers.”

    2. Racism in trumps America is real even of you have to fake it yourself. Who would question him?

    3. How the hell did he think he would get away with this?

      Judging from the way he went about it, he’s not the sharpest knife in the drawer.

    4. You weren’t following the story? I hope you’re all better from the deep, deep coma you were apparently in. Trump is president now. Did anyone break that to you yet? We can carry our telephones around with us… ON THE STREET. And you can look up information on this new invention called internet. ON YOUR TELEPHONE. And, get this, people aren’t even planking anymore. Instead they go around cancelling each other. It’s a whole new world you’ve woken up to.

      In case you couldn’t tell, I”m being sarcastic. And it made me feel pretty superior. Also, I guess he took it as a given no one would question a victim of the type of hate crime that is happening thousands of times a day in today’s America, wherever a red hat can be found.

      1. “…Also, I guess he took it as a given no one would question a victim of the type of hate crime that is happening thousands of times a day in today’s America, wherever a red hat can be found.”

        And OBL is but a parody of what will be presented in all seriousness in not long: He’s a victim so how could he ever be guilty of victimizing others? He was only responding to a racist letter!
        I’m sure someone will end up claiming this was but a street-performance piece, simply part of “RESIST!*

        1. “He was only responding to a racist letter!”

          You know that was part of the plot too, right?

      2. You weren’t following the story?

        I admire Zeb’s determination to not pay attention to anything. The man is a fucking hero and an inspiration.

  4. Does anybody remember the OJ Simpson case? I honestly don’t because it happened before I was born. But in college my professor told us racist cops framed OJ because they were jealous. And racist. That’s most likely what’s going on here.

    #IBelieveJussie

    1. open borders librarian

      if you truly believe Jussie, he needs your help

      https://www.gofundme.com/bringjusticetojussie

    2. Way too obvious. 2/10.

      Subtle. You’ve got to be subtle.

      1. It’s been a while since I’ve been on this site. I forgot that ObenBordersDickwad is just a parody account.

    3. OBL,
      You just keep on being you. I don’t care what everyone else says about you.

      I think you are alright!

  5. Wow. I wasn’t following this story at all, but this is really something. How the hell did he think he would get away with this? It just seemed so implausible from the beginning.

    1. I haven’t either, but it sounds like the Covington kids are in the clear. For now.

      1. They put a target on their backs with that lawsuit. There better not be any three pointers for awhile.

  6. God damn, why not hire two self-loathing Arthur L. Hicklibs at the University of Chicago instead of a couple extras from Roots? How stupid are you to fuck up a hate hoax to this insane degree?

    Robby’s hair looks fantastic, as usual.

    1. “God damn, why not hire two self-loathing Arthur L. Hicklibs at the University of Chicago…”

      Well, they might actually pull that rope…

      1. From what unnamed sources say, Arthur L. Hicklibs was the actor and open borders librarian wrote the script.

      2. “Hey, guys, go easy! This doesn’t have to be that realistic!”

        1. Hans, what are you doing. I’m not a method actor.

    2. Robby’s hair looks fantastic, as usual.

      I wish I didn’t forget the password and email to the Robby’s Hair account – it had a lot of potential. It’s my second biggest regret.

      1. He’s amazingly modest for someone with such a glorious coif.

      2. Your biggest regret being, of course, forgetting the password to your Citizen X account.

  7. “Actor upset over receiving a racist letter”

    Well, he’ll show them “racist”!

  8. This just feeds his victimization addiction.

    Now he’s a black man, wrongly accused by the man.

    Free Smollett ! Free Smollett!

    1. You ain’t no OBL!

    2. Scam’s up! Don’t prosecute!

  9. Authorities now believe the Empire actor filed a false police report

    It’s a “high-tech lynching”! Especially if he gets charged with a HATE CRIME!

    1. “It feels like if I had said it was a Muslim or a Mexican or someone black, I feel like the doubters would have supported me a lot much more, and that says a lot about the place we are in our country right now,” Smollett said.

      Of course, he is innocent until proven guilty of a … HATE. CRIME.

      1. “It feels like if I had said it was a Muslim or a Mexican or someone black, I feel like the doubters would have supported me a lot much more, and that says a lot about the place we are in our country right now,” Smollett said.”

        Man, that is some scummy misdirection worthy of Tony!

        1. See below; shitbag showed up on cue to prove it.

        2. Uh, not if it was still at 2AM. In that neighborhood. When afterwards you still had your sandwich. And how you still had the clothesline around your neck during the police interview. And you redacted your phone records.

          I don’t care WHO he would have said did it. The whole thing stank from the get go.

  10. This is pretty shocking information. We’re not calling them Nigerians anymore?

    1. What are people from Niger called?

  11. Wow – Robby – per Tuck, the ‘world’s leading expert,’ and I saw you smile!

    All the best !

    1. Living expert, I think he said.

      I wonder who the world’s greatest dead expert is. Jerry Garcia?

  12. So I watched the coverage of this story on the network news…. ABC and NBC.

    I happened to watch the same networks in their initial coverage. They not only reported that Smollette had been attacked by two white men in MAGA hats shouting “This is MAGA Country” with complete credulity, they went on over the next 72 hours to explore “what this means” about America, Trump and Trump supporters. It was their featured editorial go-to and theme for the news.

    So anyway, back to today. They … cautiously… reported that it looks like police think he did it himself. And they proceeded to delve a bit further into the details – mentioning that he may have paid the brothers to stage the attack. They even asked what he thought he’d get out of faking it… if this is true. To that they answered that he was upset about getting the threatening letter and that nobody seemed to take it seriously enough. So that’s why he needed to fake the attack…. And then they hinted that they may be looking into the letter having been sent by Smollette.

    1. In other words, they were at least 4 days behind in their reporting. They didn’t even have the reports that the brothers are the ones who are talking. They asked “what does this mean for Smollette”, and opined that it wouldn’t be a big deal if there wasn’t a lot of political attention on the case. But it still is just a misdemeanor (that was ABC).

      Interestingly, there was no discussion of “what this means for the progressive left, the democrat party, DNC presidential candidates who were quick to exploit this fake attack… etc.”

      1. But there *was* discussion of “what this means” about America, Trump and Trump supporters”, right? RIGHT?!

    2. I saw the NBC coverage tonite and the “MAGA country” bit has completely disappeared from the story.

      1. “I saw the NBC coverage tonite and the “MAGA country” bit has completely disappeared from the story.”

        I certainly didn’t see it, but I’m willing to go large betting there was not a BIT of retraction of the slimy ‘Trump caused this’ bullshit.

  13. Robby, great spot on Carlson. He was over-the-moon that you were on his side, so that made it a lot easier, but I bet you sold a few copies of your book off that one.

    I like that you pushed back when he tried to make you state something authoritatively when your answer was “nobody knows”. Far too few people on TV talking head shows will do that.

  14. “The idea that Jussie Smollett has been, or would be, written off Empire is patently ridiculous,” Fox said.

    “Why, it’s almost as ridiculous as the idea that Donald Trump would be elected President.”

    1. “Jussie Smollett continues to be a consummate professional on set, and as we have previously stated, he is not being written out of the show,”

      We are just going to cancel the show.

      1. And, to save the other jobs, spin off “The Connas”.

  15. What a fascinating exercise of Tucker Carlson trying to prove that only brown people do crimes. I wonder if his geriatric viewers get tired of the same thing every night.

    1. only brown people do crimes..

      It appears to be the case in this instance.

      1. Isn’t he a political talk show? What about all the crimes Trump associates are being thrown in prison for?

        1. You didn’t waste any time moving those goalposts Tony!

          1. Learn what that phrase means, son.

            1. Tony|2.20.19 @ 10:04PM|#
              “Learn what that phrase means, son.”

              Shitbag, that is classic projection.
              He called you on shoving those posts ‘way down the pike and you respond from your ignorance claiming he DIDIN’T call you on your bullshit.
              Learn what the phrase means, you slimy pile of shit.

              1. I’m glad you’re so obviously dumb. I’d hate to question my beliefs based on your sterling contributions to intellectual discourse.

                That conversation followed perfectly logically with no goalpost moving.

                1. Tony|2.20.19 @ 10:11PM|#
                  “That conversation followed perfectly logically with no goalpost moving.”

                  Says the fucking ignoramus who shouldered them and shoved them at least 20 yards.
                  I used to wonder if you were actually as stupid as your posts indicate. It has become obvious that you are ‘clever’ to some degree, but stupid and dishonest to a very great degree.
                  Any human with a bit of integrity would be embarrassed by your comments. Not you.

                2. In Internet slang, a troll is a person who starts quarrels or upsets people on the Internet to distract and sow discord by posting inflammatory and digressive,[1]extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community (such as a newsgroup, forum, chat room, or blog) with the intent of provoking readers into displaying emotional responses[2] and normalizing tangential discussion,[3] whether for the troll’s amusement or a specific gain.

          2. ‘They ain’t heavy; they’re my excuse!’

        2. What about all the crimes Trump associates are being thrown in prison for?

          The crimes that are entirely unrelated to Trump, his admin, and his campaign?

    2. Tony|2.20.19 @ 9:22PM|#
      “What a fascinating exercise of Tucker Carlson trying to prove that only brown people do crimes.”

      What a tired, pathetic and transparent effort on your part to misdirect attention from the facts.
      Were you born a slimy piece of shit, or have you spent many years practicing become such an asshole?

      1. Baah sheep. Some random actor you never heard about before did something insane. Obviously the most important story in the world. Baaaah.

        1. Tony|2.20.19 @ 9:51PM|#
          “Baah sheep. Some random actor you never heard about before did something insane. Obviously the most important story in the world. Baaaah.”

          Keep trying, you slimy pile of shit. Your mommy might think you’re clever; everyone else knows you are pathetic, lying, lefty apologist.
          How long did it take to perfect such assholery?

        2. Shorter Tony: He’s not a right-winger so just forget this ever happened.

          1. Or:
            ‘Hey, look at that guy there!!!’

          2. Explain how it’s relevant to anything. What narrative is being furthered? Why is this one insane actor you never heard about all over Drudge and FOX? Do you even wonder, or do you just lie backward as they dip their balls into your mouth?

            1. Tony|2.20.19 @ 10:06PM|#
              “Explain how it’s relevant to anything.”

              Lefty actor fakes claim of racist encounter in Chicago, garnering national news about how racism is TRUMP, TRUMP, TRUMP!!!! And then is found out to be as slimy a liar as you.
              And you ask about relevance.
              Please explain how someone as stupid as you knows how to type, shitbag.

              1. So what you’re saying is that the narrative is how much trauma your rectum has suffered as a result of a single hyped-up race-baiting bit of nonsense?

                A right-wing guy with an actual arsenal and a plan to kill leftists was just caught. I’m sure FOX will be devoting days and days of coverage to that as well.

                1. HA HA. Funny stuff.

                2. Tony|2.20.19 @ 10:13PM|#
                  “So what you’re saying is that the narrative is how much trauma your rectum has suffered as a result of a single hyped-up race-baiting bit of nonsense?”

                  What I’m saying, you pathetic lying ingoramus, is that you are inventing every excuse you can find to avoid admitting some lefty as scummy as you tried to stir up racism and blame it on Trump.
                  Is that clear, you fucking ignoramus? Do you need it in single syllables?
                  Fuck off; I’m tired of schooling someone with an IQ matching his age.

                  1. I never even knew about this incident until like a day ago. Stop trying so desperately to add to the pile of your white victimhood bullshit. It’s just so pathetic.

        3. In Internet slang, a troll is a person who starts quarrels or upsets people on the Internet to distract and sow discord by posting inflammatory and digressive,[1]extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community (such as a newsgroup, forum, chat room, or blog) with the intent of provoking readers into displaying emotional responses[2] and normalizing tangential discussion,[3] whether for the troll’s amusement or a specific gain.

        4. Obviously the most important story in the world.

          It was to the msm.

      2. Tony is what he eats. A hairy asshole.

        1. I take it you are not a member of the Eat-A-Booty-Gang?

          1. Nope. That gang stops at one.

            1. Incorrect. Please contact your local Trick Daddy.

              1. “A-Booty” English works how?

    3. Jussie could have used your help, but apparently he doesn’t like white people all that much. He can’t even pay actual whites to help him commit hate hoaxes.

      1. I don’t even know who he is! And neither did you until the right-wing media made him a symbol of their never-ending racial butthurt.

        1. Tony|2.20.19 @ 10:07PM|#
          “I don’t even know who he is!…”

          But you are more than willing to lie, point over there, move goal-posts to apologize for him, all the while claiming there is no relevance.
          What a pathetic example of adolescent cheer-leading…

        2. Hey dumb fuck tony… it was celebs and the media who blew the story up. It just backfired.

        3. And neither did you until the right-wing left-wing media, politicians, and celebrities made him a symbol of their never-ending racial butthurt.

          Fixed that for you.

          1. Fair enough. Why sink to their level?

            1. Leftists always ask that when the narrative doesn’t go their way.

              1. You don’t see me getting hysterical on the internet every time James Woods says something racist.

                1. Cite James woods saying something racist. That’s another narrative the left uses dumb fuck Tony.

                2. You don’t see me getting hysterical on the internet every time James Woods says something racist.

                  Bitch, you get hysterical all the time.

                3. When does that ever happen?

                  1. James Woods says something racist.

                    When does that ever happen?

            2. Tony|2.20.19 @ 11:42PM|#
              ‘Fair enough. Why sink to their level?’

              No, shitbag, you’d have to work like hell to RISE to their level.

        4. In Internet slang, a troll is a person who starts quarrels or upsets people on the Internet to distract and sow discord by posting inflammatory and digressive,[1]extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community (such as a newsgroup, forum, chat room, or blog) with the intent of provoking readers into displaying emotional responses[2] and normalizing tangential discussion,[3] whether for the troll’s amusement or a specific gain.

      2. Tony’s not black?!

        1. I did one of those DNA kits and I’m so white I’m not even Irish.

    4. only brown people do crimes

      They aren’t the ‘only’ people who commit crimes (Carlson never suggested that, but you knew that already). But they commit them disproportionately (I’d wager you already know that as well.).

  16. Good interview, Robby.

    And that hair….*heavy sigh*

    1. I started losing my hair when I was 20, so I would lynch a mediocre actor from a middling, third-tier cable drama just to know what it feels like to run my hand through that glorious, blonde, thicket of goodness.

      1. Just run your hand across your back, Crusty.

    2. Robby is quite dreamy, isn’t he?

  17. Sources say Tony has the TDS real bad. Doctors see little hope.

    Thoughts and prayers, Tony.

    1. Whereas you were practically magnanimous about Hillary, no doubt.

      1. No, that hag should be in jail.

      2. Celebrate =

        Hillary Clinton Pantsuit Flashmob Homage

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzS4QbcVo00

        calm down, smoke some marijuana or what have you.

      3. In Internet slang, a troll is a person who starts quarrels or upsets people on the Internet to distract and sow discord by posting inflammatory and digressive,[1]extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community (such as a newsgroup, forum, chat room, or blog) with the intent of provoking readers into displaying emotional responses[2] and normalizing tangential discussion,[3] whether for the troll’s amusement or a specific gain.

        1. Thank you for explaining yourself. It’s ever so helpful.

  18. I wouldn’t be surprised if Smollett was inspired by Welcome to Marwen, whose hero was beat up by a hate group (allegedly because he liked wearing women’s shoes), just as Trump seemed to believe that Sicario 2 was completely true. Movies have a huge influence on the public, and I’m not sure why we ignore it. It’s sometimes so obvious.

    Also, the number of recently exposed false flags makes me wonder how many wars in the past were caused by them as opposed to real hate crimes. I actually think Trump’s strategy was that he could stage them and get away with it and the deep state would play along. Instead he gets a bunch of boy scouts defending the honor of their various government agencies, e.g. Comey and McCabe.

    1. Did you start drinking, or did you somehow imagine there was a point in there?
      Or is it just a scummy effort to blame this asshole’s effort on Trump?

        1. A Nigerian dwarf, to be exact.

    2. OBL you ain’t!

    3. Wars were caused by hate crimes? That’s an interesting way to phrase it.

      By “false flag”, are you perhaps referring to Hitler’s invasion of Poland on the excuse that Poles had stormed a German radio station?

      You got something weird going on.

      1. No, wars caused by movies.

        He’s opining about popular culture and its effect on people’s perceptions.

        1. Also, the number of recently exposed false flags makes me wonder how many wars in the past were caused by them as opposed to real hate crimes.

          I read that as “caused by movies as opposed to real hate crimes.” which led me to wonder which wars were started by false hate crimes.

  19. Looks like they’re fixin’ to arrest ol’ Jussie. The only way this could get any better is if they did it at 5 am with the FBI and a SWAT team, and a CNN crew to film the whole thing.

    God damn, I thought the whole “Trump Curse” thing was a joke, but it hit this dude like a Peterbilt.

    1. Roger Stone that motherfucker

      1. That needs a comma, but where to place it?

    2. My money is on a slow speed chase down the Dan Ryan .

      1. The government has put so many regulations on hate crimes that Jussie had to get his on the black market.

        1. “The government has put so many regulations on hate crimes that Jussie had to get his on the black market.”

          That’s FUNNY!
          But Tony will steal it to justify his claim that TRUMP DID IT!
          And it DOESN’T MATTER!!!!!!

      2. Can you really have a high speed chase on the Dan Ryan?

        1. Lol. Guess is still that way. Been a while but that was a slow ride home.

  20. I’d like to thank Tucker and Robby for bringing this important story to our attention. In other important news, an old white man farted on a public bus in Chicago today–right where African-Americans and immigrant bus riders could smell it. I hope someone doesn’t beat Tucker and Robby to the story. There’s gotta be a Pulitzer in there somewhere, and how would stupid Americans form their worthless opinions without this kind of coverage?

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  22. Jussie Smollett turns self in to face disorderly conduct charge

    CHICAGO (AP) – Empire” actor Jussie Smollett turned himself in early Thursday to face accusations that he filed a false police report when he told authorities he was attacked in Chicago by two men who hurled racist and anti-gay slurs and looped a rope around his neck, police said

    Smollett turned himself in at central booking, Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said. Chicago police Superintendent Eddie Johnson was scheduled to hold a Thursday morning news conference, and Smollett was expected to appear in court later in the day. Police haven’t described a motive.

  23. Police haven’t described a motive

    I can’t imagine why Jussie would have done something like this!!!!

    1. Because he really really wanted something like this to happen, but couldn’t find any [except for antifa committing a racial attack on two Hispanic Marines in Austin, and obviously that wouldn’t do] so he made up one with a letter containing aspirin, and when that didn’t take off he staged the “attack” based on a play he auditioned for.

      That is why [and yes, your sarcasm is appreciated]

  24. If you’ve given more than a few moments notice to the Smollett crap you’re part of the problem.

    1. Yeah, since a lefty pulled a racist hoax, there’s nothing to see here.
      Got it.

  25. An interesting turn of events. I suppose we can expect apologies and retractions from the ‘news’ media. (stop laughing)

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