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How soon until it becomes the conventional wisdom that police body cameras are racist?

Comments from Twitter:

The old “Rope a Dope” move.

He’s an actor not a writer.

Aaaand action in three, two, one…..

*under* his sweater, doesn’t make sense!

The rope was routed clear underneath his hoodie?

CBS Chicago reporter Charlie De Mar is tweeting out wonderful real video of the Jussie Smollett hate hoax. It’s like that Taiwanese network that concocts computer animation videos of events in the news, like Tiger Woods being attacked with a golf club by Mrs. Woods, except it’s real.

Comments from Twitter:

They probably shouldn’t have said, “Here’s a bunch of stuff we’re buying, not for a hoax or anything. Just some stuff we wanted.”

“Not for us, it’s for a friend”

Once again local reporters are running circles around the cable news ppl. All the best reporting in this case has come from three Chicago area reporters. This is why we need local news, if it was up to CNN we would have never known any of this

Comments from Twitter on the cab scene where the Nigerian bodybuilder brothers and the cabbie appear to all be dressed in white:

I didn’t know the Michelin Man had a posse.

Why are they dressed like beekeepers?

I love the hazmat look. Fabulous really.

It’s also an outtake from Empire Strikes Back (!), when Luke almost died in the snow, before Han rescued him.

Are those guys supposed to be Klan or snow ninjas?

I think it’s a false color artifact of a low-lux camera in the taxi.

Jussie meant to say they were dressed in white not actually white people. Is that going to be his defense?

As I’ve been saying for awhile, the Jussie Smollett story seems like a watershed in terms of Crime Does Not Pay: if the cops really have it in for you, as they seem to have had it in for the obnoxious Jussie (perhaps due to his links to one side in the then-upcoming Chicago mayoral election that Jussie’s Toni Preckwinkle-Kim Foxx-Tina Tseng team lost), there is so much security camera footage these days that eventually they can figure out most crimes.

Maybe what police departments need to do is hire more desk jockeys to sift through enormous amounts of video. I suspect this will be a big labor relations battle coming up. The police unions will insist that only highly paid police academy graduates should be allowed to sit at a desk and review countless hours of video, while management will want to hire $20/hour people.

 
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  1. Anonymous[300] • Disclaimer says:

    Maybe nooses used in hoaxes should be called neck-lies.

    • Agree: Nicholas Stix
    • Replies: @facilitator

    Maybe nooses used in hoaxes should be called neck-lies.
     
    Sorry, we've already decided to popularize Steve's "Fake Noose" nomenclature.
  2. Anonymous[337] • Disclaimer says:

    I think that’s part of the gay outfit defense ?

  3. The police unions will insist that only highly paid police academy graduates should be allowed to sit at a desk and review countless hours of video, while management will want to hire $20/hour people.

    Any police department above say, 25 officers has a very larger % of police officers doing non-police officer jobs. The larger departments likely have 50-60 % of police officers doing non-police work.

    Being a police officer is one of the shittiest jobs in the US but it pays well. Getting paid well while avoiding the work is an American dream.

    • Replies: @Barnard
    It isn't just the pay rate, but the gold plated pension with full retirement after 20 or 25 years of service that makes it appealing.
  4. The establishment’s response to the Crisis of Authority has been inept and Chinese: censorship, unpersonning, example-making, tripling down on rebroadcasting the same unbelievable nonsense. In fact the worst Chinese bureaucrats do believe strongly in delivering material results and submitting to objective judgments, so the DC Deep State is far worse than any Beijing party hack. In the face of ICE raids spiked by seditious saboteurs (who go completely unpunished and will strike again) and the Wolfe-esque Smollett farce, why should we look at our institutions as anything but a huge clown camp?
    Oh, right, because if you harbor any doubts about the integrity and seriousness of the geniuses who gave us this mess, it proves you’re a Russian. Only by unquestioningly worshipping the infallible state can we avoid turning into the Soviet Union.

    • Agree: Digital Samizdat
  5. Wow, Jussie’s face looks messed-up in that video. His attackers inflicted major blurring and pixelation.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon

    Wow, Jussie’s face looks messed-up in that video. His attackers inflicted major blurring and pixelation.
     
    "What did you see, Mr. Smollett?"

    "I don't know, officer, it was all a blur."

    , @El Dato
    "Tron: Chicago Night"
  6. Elite NI-6 operatives fighting for troof, Jussie and the Nigerian way.

    • LOL: PaceLaw
  7. I’m no watcher of those NCIS shows, but it sure looks to me like Jussie is deliberately destroying evidence, by meticulously handling every inch of that rope, slipping it through his hands, thus getting his own DNA all over it, and thereby making a thorough forensic examination of it very difficult.

    Perhaps they could go after him for obstruction. Seems to be all the rage these days.

  8. Maybe what police departments need to do is hire more desk jockeys to sift through enormous amounts of video.

    This actually could be outsourced to a $3/hour country. The net reduction in crime, *and* police costs, could be huge.

    • Replies: @Abolish_public_education
    Outsourcing doesn’t save taxpayers a dime.

    It’s not like the unspent money would get *rebated^ to taxpayers.

    Even if money is actually saved (a BIG if) the crooked politicians turn around and waste it on some other program.

    Outsourcing is on the GOP’s government “reform” agenda because Republicans see it as a way to funnel more tax dollars to themselves (i.e. GOP-controlled, government contractors).
  9. Maybe what police departments need to do is hire more desk jockeys to sift through enormous amounts of video.

    This actually could be outsourced to a $3/hour country. But even better than that would be Computer Vision. Then, algorithm could learn from the footage of thousands of cameras across the country (rather than have the image processing done by each PD). That is a lot more data to train the AI on, which will make it better and better.

    The net reduction in crime, *and* police costs, could be huge.

    It will also be harder to suppress the black crime rate, or conceal the bias towards not prosecuting them.

  10. As I’ve been saying for awhile, the Jussie Smollett story seems like a watershed in terms of Crime Does Not Pay

    …but also There Is No Such Thing As Bad Publicity.

    Admit it, how many of you had ever heard of Jussie Smollett before this incident? Now he’s a star– a dark star, but a star nonetheless.

    Has anybody looked into Jussie’s agent? PR guy?

    However, the Nordic ski sweater is underwhelming on blacks, even quadroons like him. As Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn noted, Africans look better in bright colors.

    • Replies: @Almost Missouri
    Third guy along in the last photo looks like Bill Cosby touched the electrical main.
    , @donut
    That must explain the popularity of orange jump suits .
  11. Needs to work more on his acting.

  12. Aka Colin Kaepernick, I wonder when Smollett will start whining he’s been blackballed (pun intended) by the entertainment industry. Can’t see him being cast in anything beyond a 100% targeted to Blacks or a SJW oriented off Broadway play.

    • Replies: @PaceLaw
    Yep, I can see Jussie in Tyler Perry production real soon. It would be a win-win for both of ‘em.
    , @Duke84
    Spike Lee might find a part for him in BlacKKKlansman 2.
    , @Known Fact
    He could play Colin K
  13. Italians own more cars per capita than do Canadians.

    –Steve on Twitter

    Something like 90% of Canadians live in cities. They don’t need cars the way Italian villagers do.

    Australians are the same way.

  14. Jussie may be back in court. A judge recently granted a petition to appoint a special prosecutor to review the whole mess. He basically ruled that While Kim fox could recuse herself, she couldn’t both recuse herself AND appoint one of her subordinates to prosecute the case. As her appointment of the prosecutor was void, his decision to dismiss the charges was void also. He can be reindicted and prosecuted by a properly selected special prosecutor, and this time around a very different outcome is likely.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    I'm more interested in the terroristic threats sent in the federal mail, including possible deadly substances. Very serious federal felonies.

    Where is the FBI report on this ?
  15. I’m wondering why Hollywood has not cast this guy in a Major movie just to make their disdain for the deplorables very concrete?

    • Replies: @MBlanc46
    Give them time.
    , @Desiderius
    Because the Taylor Swift video just made disdain for the deplorables instantly and officially unfashionable.
  16. Anonymous[337] • Disclaimer says:
    @Boomer Realist
    Jussie may be back in court. A judge recently granted a petition to appoint a special prosecutor to review the whole mess. He basically ruled that While Kim fox could recuse herself, she couldn’t both recuse herself AND appoint one of her subordinates to prosecute the case. As her appointment of the prosecutor was void, his decision to dismiss the charges was void also. He can be reindicted and prosecuted by a properly selected special prosecutor, and this time around a very different outcome is likely.

    I’m more interested in the terroristic threats sent in the federal mail, including possible deadly substances. Very serious federal felonies.

    Where is the FBI report on this ?

    • Replies: @Twodees Partain
    Yeah, mail fraud statutes seem to apply.
  17. Jussie is the gift that keeps on giving.

    • Replies: @PaceLaw
    I know, right! And we are only at the state court level. Just wait till we get to the federal courts en route to the U.S. Supreme Court. My main concern is whether Jussie Smollett will play Jussie Smollett in the made-for-tv movie.
  18. @Reg Cæsar

    As I’ve been saying for awhile, the Jussie Smollett story seems like a watershed in terms of Crime Does Not Pay
     
    ...but also There Is No Such Thing As Bad Publicity.

    Admit it, how many of you had ever heard of Jussie Smollett before this incident? Now he's a star-- a dark star, but a star nonetheless.

    Has anybody looked into Jussie's agent? PR guy?

    However, the Nordic ski sweater is underwhelming on blacks, even quadroons like him. As Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn noted, Africans look better in bright colors.


    https://dashikinations.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/DN_DashikiRedShirt1.jpg

    https://www.africablooms.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Lilac-Purple-African-Mens-Fashion-Wears-Dashiki-Mens-Shirt-AFRICA-BLOOMS.jpg

    https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-7jtuze7O2NI/V7uahkoET1I/AAAAAAAADgM/LhMAQqzMxDQh2nhpzXr7zt0RPomOKZy9gCLcB/s1600/John-Agyekum-Kufuor-Asantehene-Otumfuo-Osei-Tutu-II-Wole-Soyinka.jpg

    Third guy along in the last photo looks like Bill Cosby touched the electrical main.

    • Agree: bomag
    • LOL: Jim Don Bob
  19. “Maybe what police departments need to do is hire more desk jockeys to sift through enormous amounts of video. I suspect this will be a big labor relations battle coming up.”

    I think the police unions’ trump card here is that as law officers, they are legally sanctioned to sift through what is otherwise private information.

    Ultimately though, the problem will be solved and a fortune made by a Peter Thiel-like entrepreneur who successfully combines blanket state sanction deals on the legal side with automation/outsourcing on the operational side.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    Most security footage is filmed in public places and by definition is not private. The law is more or less that if you are filmed in any place that strangers can see you (meaning not just in the street but inside a store, taxi, etc. ) you have no expectation of privacy in that place and the film can be released without restriction.
  20. @Reg Cæsar

    As I’ve been saying for awhile, the Jussie Smollett story seems like a watershed in terms of Crime Does Not Pay
     
    ...but also There Is No Such Thing As Bad Publicity.

    Admit it, how many of you had ever heard of Jussie Smollett before this incident? Now he's a star-- a dark star, but a star nonetheless.

    Has anybody looked into Jussie's agent? PR guy?

    However, the Nordic ski sweater is underwhelming on blacks, even quadroons like him. As Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn noted, Africans look better in bright colors.


    https://dashikinations.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/DN_DashikiRedShirt1.jpg

    https://www.africablooms.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Lilac-Purple-African-Mens-Fashion-Wears-Dashiki-Mens-Shirt-AFRICA-BLOOMS.jpg

    https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-7jtuze7O2NI/V7uahkoET1I/AAAAAAAADgM/LhMAQqzMxDQh2nhpzXr7zt0RPomOKZy9gCLcB/s1600/John-Agyekum-Kufuor-Asantehene-Otumfuo-Osei-Tutu-II-Wole-Soyinka.jpg

    That must explain the popularity of orange jump suits .

  21. @Anonymous
    Maybe nooses used in hoaxes should be called neck-lies.

    Maybe nooses used in hoaxes should be called neck-lies.

    Sorry, we’ve already decided to popularize Steve’s “Fake Noose” nomenclature.

  22. @George Taylor
    Aka Colin Kaepernick, I wonder when Smollett will start whining he's been blackballed (pun intended) by the entertainment industry. Can't see him being cast in anything beyond a 100% targeted to Blacks or a SJW oriented off Broadway play.

    Yep, I can see Jussie in Tyler Perry production real soon. It would be a win-win for both of ‘em.

  23. They were just playing hangman and got carried away when they didn’t know what “letters” meant.

  24. What the heck’s wrong with that cast anyway?

    They should retitle that show as “Dumb Black Rednecks.”

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/people/2019/06/17/empire-bryshere-gray-jussie-smollett-screen-brother-arrested/1477887001/

    • Replies: @Pericles
    That article (originating from AP) also describes what happened as:

    Smollett was arrested earlier this year on charges alleging that he had lied to police when he claimed he was the victim of a racist and homophobic attack in January. Prosecutors later dropped the charges.

     

    Not exactly wrong, yet really not right either. Slippery fellows, those reporters.
  25. @Almost Missouri
    Jussie is the gift that keeps on giving.

    I know, right! And we are only at the state court level. Just wait till we get to the federal courts en route to the U.S. Supreme Court. My main concern is whether Jussie Smollett will play Jussie Smollett in the made-for-tv movie.

  26. I hate the Big Brother surveillance state we live in.

    • Replies: @tyrone
    Yeah, but it turns out big brother is a retard.
  27. Police Body Cam Footage of Jussie Smollett with Noose Around His Neck

    Fashion statement? And while we’re on the subject, what ever happened to Kanye West’s confederate flags? Does he still sell them at concerts?

  28. He’s seriously Jessie from now on.

  29. @Almost Missouri

    "Maybe what police departments need to do is hire more desk jockeys to sift through enormous amounts of video. I suspect this will be a big labor relations battle coming up."
     
    I think the police unions' trump card here is that as law officers, they are legally sanctioned to sift through what is otherwise private information.

    Ultimately though, the problem will be solved and a fortune made by a Peter Thiel-like entrepreneur who successfully combines blanket state sanction deals on the legal side with automation/outsourcing on the operational side.

    Most security footage is filmed in public places and by definition is not private. The law is more or less that if you are filmed in any place that strangers can see you (meaning not just in the street but inside a store, taxi, etc. ) you have no expectation of privacy in that place and the film can be released without restriction.

    • Replies: @Almost Missouri
    Sure, but you still have to get those security cam owners to hand over their private property to you in the first place. A law officer with a warrant/subpoena is gonna do better than a Guatemalan in a Vid Review R Us T shirt.

    BTW, thanks for your continued elucidation of the finer points of legal practice. Even though I don't always agree, I do always find your views illuminating.
  30. Was the “rope” used common clothesline? Great Lakes Naval Station is nearby, so, in theory, a bunch of blue jacketed knot-tiers were within range. Instead he chose the buff lads from the daft continent.

    The rope tastefully, subtly complements Jussie’s sweater and home decor. White orchids. ‘Nuff said.

  31. Anon[744] • Disclaimer says:

    Thank god all this video is scattered around, with some maintained by the city, but most in the hands of private businesses or citizens, who bought and own the equipment and determine how long the data is held. There’s a reasonable amount of friction in the system to keep Big Brother at bay. If they really want the data they can get most of it with shoe leather and elbow grease, but it’s not just a single giant database.

    Yet.

    Soon there will be data retention laws that apply to private residential security cams, smart phones, and so on.

  32. What a goofball druggie. Smolett has spoken about his marijuana consumption.

  33. @Jack D
    Most security footage is filmed in public places and by definition is not private. The law is more or less that if you are filmed in any place that strangers can see you (meaning not just in the street but inside a store, taxi, etc. ) you have no expectation of privacy in that place and the film can be released without restriction.

    Sure, but you still have to get those security cam owners to hand over their private property to you in the first place. A law officer with a warrant/subpoena is gonna do better than a Guatemalan in a Vid Review R Us T shirt.

    BTW, thanks for your continued elucidation of the finer points of legal practice. Even though I don’t always agree, I do always find your views illuminating.

    • Agree: Jim Don Bob
  34. That “rope” (clothes line??) looks really white!! Must have been the first time it was used as a noose and Jussie must have fought hard to keep it from getting soiled on the icy dirty sidewalk!!.

  35. can’t there just be some provision where they always suppress the body cam video, if it’s contra-agenda?

    like in the Robert Kraft case, he’s forcing thru a not guilty plea, but his lawyers have also successfully suppressed the video.

    well, it’s either one way or the other. on legal technicalities he can be not guilt of getting a handjob, while at the same time, there’s a video of him getting a handjob that can’t be released. but in the real world, outside of the law world, the guy got a handjob.

    so why not violent police cases too.

    this way they can keep the videos of the things that happened which follow the agenda, while deleting the contra agenda stuff.

  36. @Anonymous
    I'm more interested in the terroristic threats sent in the federal mail, including possible deadly substances. Very serious federal felonies.

    Where is the FBI report on this ?

    Yeah, mail fraud statutes seem to apply.

  37. How long before they come for Charlie De Mar and he’s hounded out of his career? These days, there are precious few places for an intrepid young journalist like him, who is willing to put in tiresome legwork in doing an investigative story and doesn’t care where the chips fall, ideologically speaking.

    Besides, he’s too white! Just look at him, that blue-eyed racist sneer!
    How dare he make black people look bad?

    • Replies: @Harry Baldwin
    That picture will launch a thousand tweets from low-SMV women who say they want to punch guys like that in their smug sickening faces.
    , @Prester John
    Too Aryan looking. And after all, Jussie has all the iSteve Intersectional Pokemon Points. Hope you're wrong but it wouldn't surprise if the skids are being greased already. Watch for some hot-off-the-presses story about how, while still in college, he and his buddies gang-raped some babe at a party...or something. Anything.
  38. Smollett’s excuse? He was drunk – he tied one on.

    • LOL: Lurker, 95Theses
  39. Am I the only one who can’t find anything even vaguely reminiscent of a noose in that jumble of clothesline? I’m pretty sure that flattish looking section is just the rest of the line, still coiled from the package. It’s certainly not a noose.

    Rule number one of staging a fake lynching:
    Find actors who can tie a noose.

    • Replies: @Cortes
    The video is the audition for the tie-in series “No Knots Landing or How I Was Not Well Hung”
    , @Jim Don Bob
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJwsJXbS_Ok
  40. Where’s Tiny Duck and his very smart brothas links when you need him?

  41. @PIltdownMan
    How long before they come for Charlie De Mar and he's hounded out of his career? These days, there are precious few places for an intrepid young journalist like him, who is willing to put in tiresome legwork in doing an investigative story and doesn't care where the chips fall, ideologically speaking.

    Besides, he's too white! Just look at him, that blue-eyed racist sneer!
    How dare he make black people look bad?

    https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/773277131430297600/1OgEyc-m.jpg

    That picture will launch a thousand tweets from low-SMV women who say they want to punch guys like that in their smug sickening faces.

  42. @gp
    Wow, Jussie's face looks messed-up in that video. His attackers inflicted major blurring and pixelation.

    Wow, Jussie’s face looks messed-up in that video. His attackers inflicted major blurring and pixelation.

    “What did you see, Mr. Smollett?”

    “I don’t know, officer, it was all a blur.”

    • LOL: 95Theses
  43. I don’t know why the cops were so diligent, but maybe the answer is simpler than politics. Maybe they knew they’d be under the hot lights and they didn’t want to deal with a peasant uprising in the event that they failed to expose Smollie fast enough.

  44. Anonymous[375] • Disclaimer says:

    I would be happy to just see Jussie humbled. Even a little bit.

    He has levels of chutzpah that border on psychopathy. He seems to believe, and carries himself as if he’s been terribly wronged. I don’t think he gets it even now.

    • Replies: @Noman
    "He [Jussie Smollett] has levels of chutzpah that border on psychopathy. "

    A common trait of actors, directors, writers, and producers.

    Jussie acted off script, went rogue. Hence the smack down.

    Probably going to have to suck up a lot and take it in the rear, to get his career back on track.
    , @Bill Jones
    "He seems to believe, and carries himself as if he’s been terribly wronged. "

    He was, he was found out. That wasn't supposed to happen.

    It was wrong.
  45. @Whiskey
    I'm wondering why Hollywood has not cast this guy in a Major movie just to make their disdain for the deplorables very concrete?

    Give them time.

  46. @Ted Bell
    Am I the only one who can't find anything even vaguely reminiscent of a noose in that jumble of clothesline? I'm pretty sure that flattish looking section is just the rest of the line, still coiled from the package. It's certainly not a noose.

    Rule number one of staging a fake lynching:
    Find actors who can tie a noose.

    The video is the audition for the tie-in series “No Knots Landing or How I Was Not Well Hung”

  47. @OBP
    What the heck’s wrong with that cast anyway?

    They should retitle that show as "Dumb Black Rednecks."

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/people/2019/06/17/empire-bryshere-gray-jussie-smollett-screen-brother-arrested/1477887001/

    That article (originating from AP) also describes what happened as:

    Smollett was arrested earlier this year on charges alleging that he had lied to police when he claimed he was the victim of a racist and homophobic attack in January. Prosecutors later dropped the charges.

    Not exactly wrong, yet really not right either. Slippery fellows, those reporters.

  48. @gp
    Wow, Jussie's face looks messed-up in that video. His attackers inflicted major blurring and pixelation.

    “Tron: Chicago Night”

  49. I’m surprised Twitter hasn’t already banned this racist hater.

  50. @George Taylor
    Aka Colin Kaepernick, I wonder when Smollett will start whining he's been blackballed (pun intended) by the entertainment industry. Can't see him being cast in anything beyond a 100% targeted to Blacks or a SJW oriented off Broadway play.

    Spike Lee might find a part for him in BlacKKKlansman 2.

  51. I appreciate Steve’s doggedness in highlighting Smollett’s fraud, but I am weary from the unseriousness of it all. I can’t help escaping an eerie feeling that the Smollett episode feels like a parallel modern version of the “Rights of the Good Goddess” scandal from ancient Republican Rome before it exploded into violent civil war and then autocracy.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Publius_Clodius_Pulcher#Bona_Dea_scandal_and_trial_for_incestum

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    >Steve's doggedness
    Steve never gets tired of explaining the role of osmosis in plant hydration. The day approaches when we will need a guy who instead reassures "the com MU ni TY" that he can talk to plants and the plants insisted to him that they wanted pure water instead of sports drinks. Trump implied he was that guy and then, whether he was or not, got stuck in bureaucratic sedition and Google interference.
  52. @The preferred nomenclature is...
    I hate the Big Brother surveillance state we live in.

    Yeah, but it turns out big brother is a retard.

  53. 1) I’m surprised the cops were able to contain their laughter.

    2) Good to see there are still a few journalists out there that do some actual work.

  54. @iffen
    The police unions will insist that only highly paid police academy graduates should be allowed to sit at a desk and review countless hours of video, while management will want to hire $20/hour people.

    Any police department above say, 25 officers has a very larger % of police officers doing non-police officer jobs. The larger departments likely have 50-60 % of police officers doing non-police work.

    Being a police officer is one of the shittiest jobs in the US but it pays well. Getting paid well while avoiding the work is an American dream.

    It isn’t just the pay rate, but the gold plated pension with full retirement after 20 or 25 years of service that makes it appealing.

  55. Wonder how much exposure Charlie had to Derrida and the so-called “deconstructionists”. The connection between the latter and “wokeness” is short and straight when one considers that Our Betters at the NYT and CNN have their heads filled with that stuff.

  56. @PIltdownMan
    How long before they come for Charlie De Mar and he's hounded out of his career? These days, there are precious few places for an intrepid young journalist like him, who is willing to put in tiresome legwork in doing an investigative story and doesn't care where the chips fall, ideologically speaking.

    Besides, he's too white! Just look at him, that blue-eyed racist sneer!
    How dare he make black people look bad?

    https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/773277131430297600/1OgEyc-m.jpg

    Too Aryan looking. And after all, Jussie has all the iSteve Intersectional Pokemon Points. Hope you’re wrong but it wouldn’t surprise if the skids are being greased already. Watch for some hot-off-the-presses story about how, while still in college, he and his buddies gang-raped some babe at a party…or something. Anything.

  57. @Ted Bell
    Am I the only one who can't find anything even vaguely reminiscent of a noose in that jumble of clothesline? I'm pretty sure that flattish looking section is just the rest of the line, still coiled from the package. It's certainly not a noose.

    Rule number one of staging a fake lynching:
    Find actors who can tie a noose.

  58. How does the story become about the Police Dept “having it in for Jussie” at the end of the article?

    A false accusation of a felony is serious. Waste of legal resources. Igniting racial division.

    Jussie’s real transgression? Acting independently of the Producers of the approved hoaxes and false flags.

  59. @Anonymous
    I would be happy to just see Jussie humbled. Even a little bit.

    He has levels of chutzpah that border on psychopathy. He seems to believe, and carries himself as if he’s been terribly wronged. I don’t think he gets it even now.

    “He [Jussie Smollett] has levels of chutzpah that border on psychopathy. ”

    A common trait of actors, directors, writers, and producers.

    Jussie acted off script, went rogue. Hence the smack down.

    Probably going to have to suck up a lot and take it in the rear, to get his career back on track.

  60. @George Taylor
    Aka Colin Kaepernick, I wonder when Smollett will start whining he's been blackballed (pun intended) by the entertainment industry. Can't see him being cast in anything beyond a 100% targeted to Blacks or a SJW oriented off Broadway play.

    He could play Colin K

    • LOL: George Taylor
  61. @Whiskey
    I'm wondering why Hollywood has not cast this guy in a Major movie just to make their disdain for the deplorables very concrete?

    Because the Taylor Swift video just made disdain for the deplorables instantly and officially unfashionable.

  62. @Captain Tripps
    I appreciate Steve's doggedness in highlighting Smollett's fraud, but I am weary from the unseriousness of it all. I can't help escaping an eerie feeling that the Smollett episode feels like a parallel modern version of the "Rights of the Good Goddess" scandal from ancient Republican Rome before it exploded into violent civil war and then autocracy.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Publius_Clodius_Pulcher#Bona_Dea_scandal_and_trial_for_incestum

    >Steve’s doggedness
    Steve never gets tired of explaining the role of osmosis in plant hydration. The day approaches when we will need a guy who instead reassures “the com MU ni TY” that he can talk to plants and the plants insisted to him that they wanted pure water instead of sports drinks. Trump implied he was that guy and then, whether he was or not, got stuck in bureaucratic sedition and Google interference.

  63. @Anonymous
    I would be happy to just see Jussie humbled. Even a little bit.

    He has levels of chutzpah that border on psychopathy. He seems to believe, and carries himself as if he’s been terribly wronged. I don’t think he gets it even now.

    “He seems to believe, and carries himself as if he’s been terribly wronged. ”

    He was, he was found out. That wasn’t supposed to happen.

    It was wrong.

  64. there is so much security camera footage these days that eventually they can figure out most crimes.

    Well, security cameras are high tech, ergo white men’s racist tech.

    Figuring out crimes is logic, ergo white men’s racist thinking.

    Therefore blacks must be allowed to retcon past events/history on the fly as they see fit, while acting any way they feel like.

    And who do you think they learned this from?

  65. @Thomm

    Maybe what police departments need to do is hire more desk jockeys to sift through enormous amounts of video.
     
    This actually could be outsourced to a $3/hour country. The net reduction in crime, *and* police costs, could be huge.

    Outsourcing doesn’t save taxpayers a dime.

    It’s not like the unspent money would get *rebated^ to taxpayers.

    Even if money is actually saved (a BIG if) the crooked politicians turn around and waste it on some other program.

    Outsourcing is on the GOP’s government “reform” agenda because Republicans see it as a way to funnel more tax dollars to themselves (i.e. GOP-controlled, government contractors).

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