‘Empire’ Actor Jussie Smollett Arrested On Charges Of Filing False Police Report

  • Jussie Smollett  (photo by Sister Circle Live)


NPR reported the following:

February 21, 2019

‘Empire’ Actor Jussie Smollett Arrested On Charges Of Filing False Police Report

Empire actor Jussie Smollett has been taken into custody on charges of disorderly conduct for allegedly filing a false police report about being attacked on the street, according to Chicago police.

In a tweet early Thursday, the chief communications officer for the Chicago Police Department, Anthony Guglielmi, said that Smollett “is under arrest and in custody of detectives.” The actor and musician now faces felony criminal charges from the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, which has accused him of “Disorderly Conduct / Filing a False Police Report.” …

In a statement released Wednesday, Smollett’s attorneys, Todd Pugh and Victor Henderson vowed to “mount an aggressive defense.” …

Initially, Chicago police revealed that the actor, who is black and gay and portrays a gay character on Empire, had reported suffering a vicious assault while walking downtown in the early morning hours. According to the department, Smollett said two individuals shouted racist and homophobic slurs, physically attacked him and wrapped a rope around his neck before they fled.

The assault, which Chicago police vowed to investigate as a “possible hate crime,” elicited outrage not only from Smollett’s friends and colleagues but also from a number of politicians such as Democratic presidential candidates Kamala Harris and Cory Booker, both of whom tweeted their support for Smollett after the allegations surfaced.

The unsettling story would not remain so straightforward as the investigation progressed, however.

Early in February authorities brought in two Nigerian brothers, at least one of whom Smollett knows, questioning them first as persons of interest, then as “potential suspects” — only to release them without charge shortly afterward. According to police, “new evidence” that arose during their interrogations “had shifted” the investigation. https://www.npr.org/2019/02/20/695974164/chicago-police-jussie-smollett-under-suspicion-of-filing-false-police-report

At least some in the Chicago police department have real issues about this:

February 21, 2019

Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie T. Johnson blasted Jussie Smollett in an emotional press conference on Thursday in which he said that Smollett’s alleged staging of a hoax attack was a “publicity stunt…to promote his career.”

“Jussie Smollett took advantage of the pain and anger of racism to promote his career,” a visibly angry Johnson said. “I am left hanging my head asking ‘why?’. Why would anyone, especially an African-American man, use the symbolism of a noose to make false accusations? … How can an individual who’s been embraced by the city of Chicago turn around and slap everyone in the city in the face with these false claims?”

Johnson charged that Smollett, an actor on the hit show ‘Empire’ who has consistently denied any role in staging the alleged attack, orchestrated it because he was “dissatisfied with his salary.” https://www.yahoo.com/gma/jussie-smollett-taken-custody-chicago-police-over-allegedly-121004049–abc-news-topstories.html

We will see what facts and other information come out about this.

But I would comment that I saw a video clip on the news last night of the purported two Nigerian brothers buying items that allegedly were used in the ‘attack.’  The two brothers were black, so if they were the ones involved, claiming that the attack was a ‘hate crime’ by whites against one who was black was false. Here is a Tweet with a photo of that:

It is wrong to fan the flames of racism. ZeroHedge reported:

February 21, 2019

Many powerful liberals and Democrats – including Nancy Pelosi – who decried the attack against Smollett and used it as a platform to label all Trump supporters as racists have already deleted their tweets.

For those who haven’t, well, this would probably be a good time. https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-02-20/jussie-smollett-charged-felony-after-falsely-reporting-hate-crime

But this should not be a conservative vs. liberal battle.

People should promote the truth.

Jesus taught:

25 Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and every city or house divided against itself will not stand. (Matthew 12:25)

17 Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and a house divided against a house falls. (Luke 11:17)

Abraham Lincoln cited one of these scriptures in a famous speech he gave prior to becoming USA president.  The American civil war began not too long afterwards.

There is division in the USA–the truth should be important to all.

The Bible teaches as the ninth commandment:

16 You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor. (Exodus 20:16)

Irrespective of Jussie Smollett’s involvement/innocence, etc., let’s notice that the Bible has a statute that would greatly reduce false crime reports:

16 If a false witness rises against any man to testify against him of wrongdoing, 17 then both men in the controversy shall stand before the Lord, before the priests and the judges who serve in those days. 18 And the judges shall make careful inquiry, and indeed, if the witness is a false witness, who has testified falsely against his brother, 19 then you shall do to him as he thought to have done to his brother; so you shall put away the evil from among you. 20 And those who remain shall hear and fear, and hereafter they shall not again commit such evil among you. (Deuteronomy 19:16-20).

The Apostle Paul warned about events of these days:

1 But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: 2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, 4 traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away! (2 Timothy 3:1-5, NKJV)

13 But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived. (2 Timothy 3:13, KJV)

The USA, and the rest of the world, would be so much better off if no one bore false witness.

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