The Latest in the Smollett Saga

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  1. nivek

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    Flashback to our sorry president and godawful vice president, both making judgements without having all the facts...Time and again these two get it wrong...





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    Smollett.

    Sounds like a fish to me.
     
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    'Jussie' sounds like an escort or stripper name...

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    Jussie Smollett's Subway sandwich was key to case, ex-Chicago police superintendent says

    Ex-Superintendent Eddie Johnson told NewsNationNow's "Morning in America" that Smollett left his home around 2 a.m. on the day he claimed to be attacked to buy the sandwich.

    "OK, that’s fine," Johnson said, adding that morning was one of the coldest in Chicago that year and hardly anyone was on the street. "He comes back and gets attacked in a hate crime, supposed hate crime, and during all this scuffle – they poured bleach on him and all of this – when he got up and went into his apartment building he still had that Subway sandwich with him. That doesn’t happen."

    Johnson said victims usually abandon whatever they have with them when they’re attacked "because they’re afraid."

    "This guy had the sandwich in his hand, never been touched. So that was a real tip and a clue to us that something was amiss."
     
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    Who the hell goes out at 0200 for a sandwich? Especially on a cold night like that.

    I guess someone hungry who doesn't have fixings in the fridge. But it does sound a bit weird, maybe it isn't. You'd think a delivery would have been an option. Would be for me.
     
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    Jussie Smollett cries in court as his brother and 92-year-old grandma plead with judge not to send him to jail: Empire actor's family cites Ukraine war and COVID as reasons for light sentence because 'we are collectively worn down but it's not his fault'

    Smollett's grandmother Molly and his brother Joel spoke in court to ask the judge not to send him to prison. The attorney's lawyers also read out a letter from Samuel L. Jackson and his wife, asking the judge to be lenient. The long legal saga will finally draw to a close at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse in Chicago. Smollett was convicted of lying to police earlier this year. He claimed that on January 29, 2019, he was attacked by two white thugs wearing red hats who called him a 'f****t' and the N-word. At trial, a jury ruled that Smollett had in fact hired his two black friends, Abel and Ola Osundairo - a pair of brothers with Nigerian heritage- to stage the attack.

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    I've been waiting for the outcome for some time. They sure are taking their time!
     
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    He got a slap on the wrist. A hard slap, maybe. But I never actually expected him to serve hard time.
    WATCH LIVE: Jussie Smollett sentenced to 150 days in jail, 30 months of probation | WGN-TV
     
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    I don't think he will do well in jail psychologically, that emotional outburst is a sure sign of that...

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    Here's the full sentencing and the outburst...

     
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