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Re: Jussie Smollett indicted.
« Reply #100 on: March 11, 2022, 10:49:03 PM »

"That fa__ot Empire ni__er" did not kill himself.

If Mel Gibson could come back from his troubles, then Smollett will be alright, career-wise. Plenty of  celebrities have gone through legal troubles, and other embarrassments, and come back. Hugh Grant, Michael Jackson, etc. His bid for attention looks like it backfired, but in the long run, he did get it.
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Re: Jussie Smollett indicted.
« Reply #101 on: March 12, 2022, 06:01:27 AM »

Maybe I'm missing it, but I've not seen anyone saying that his sentence is evidence of the endemic racism in the system....
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Re: Jussie Smollett indicted.
« Reply #102 on: March 15, 2022, 03:29:28 PM »

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In a statement issued Monday, the Cook County Sheriff’s Office said Linn ordered that Smollett be held in protective custody and the actor being housed in a part of the jail with “enhanced monitoring,” which is used for both individuals with mental health issues and those who require extra security. Smollett is not on suicide watch, and “it would be inaccurate and irresponsible to make any assumption about his mental or medical condition based on where he is currently housed.”

In a statement issued Friday, the sheriff’s office said while in protective custody, Smollett is alone in a cell monitored by security cameras and with a guard stationed at the cell door.

Jussie Smollett in ‘psych ward’ at jail, lawyers want him released on bond
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2022/3/14/22977400/jussie-smollett-lawyers-file-appeal-seeks-release-bond
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Re: Jussie Smollett indicted.
« Reply #104 on: March 17, 2022, 06:49:10 AM »

And he's out (for now).

https://twitchy.com/brettt-3136/2022/03/16/jussie-smollett-to-be-released-on-bond-pending-appeal-of-his-150-day-prison-sentence/

That didn't take long.

His attorneys think 150 days in county jail for a felony is an excessive sentence.

https://www.newser.com/story/318177/smollett-wins-his-release-pending-appeal.html?utm_source=part&utm_medium=uol&utm_campaign=rss_entertainment_img_b

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Smollett defense attorney Nenye Uche, ... also called Judge James Linn's sentence excessive for a low-level felony, adding that the appellate court doesn't “play politics.” “The real question is: Should Black men be walked into jail for a class 4 felony? Shame on you if you think they should,” Uche said.

Question, Mr. Uche: is the sentence excessive for everyone, or is it only excessive for a black man? Would you have proclaimed the sentence (which could have run into multiple years) excessive if the defendant was a white man?

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Re: Jussie Smollett indicted.
« Reply #105 on: March 17, 2022, 08:33:30 AM »

Question, Mr. Uche: is the sentence excessive for everyone, or is it only excessive for a black man? Would you have proclaimed the sentence (which could have run into multiple years) excessive if the defendant was a white man?

We know that none of the 06JAN protestors have, or will, get this kind of deal.
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Re: Jussie Smollett indicted.
« Reply #106 on: March 17, 2022, 08:50:20 AM »

Does anyone know how common it is for rich folks to be on bond pending the outcome of an appeal?  Race aside, he is rich(ish).  And it's not like he was pardoned or anything, he was granted a bond until his appeal is decided.

Is this common?  Anyone know?  I feel like that's important information before I fire up the outrage factory.

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Re: Jussie Smollett indicted.
« Reply #107 on: March 17, 2022, 09:04:24 AM »

We know that none of the 06JAN protestors have, or will, get this kind of deal.

Their mistake was not chanting "Black lives Matter" while milling around the capitol and not looting and setting fire to it.
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Re: Jussie Smollett indicted.
« Reply #108 on: March 17, 2022, 10:46:00 AM »

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Re: Jussie Smollett indicted.
« Reply #109 on: March 17, 2022, 01:08:13 PM »

Does anyone know how common it is for rich folks to be on bond pending the outcome of an appeal?  Race aside, he is rich(ish).  And it's not like he was pardoned or anything, he was granted a bond until his appeal is decided.

Is this common?  Anyone know?  I feel like that's important information before I fire up the outrage factory.

For appealing a conviction getting bond is not unheard of.  Simply appealing a sentence, particularly one so short already, I’ve never heard of anyone getting out on bond.  Unless the judge really thinks a shorter sentence is highly likely getting released on sentencing appeals has to be almost unheard of.

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Re: Jussie Smollett indicted.
« Reply #110 on: March 17, 2022, 10:33:05 PM »

I am deeply offend that the racist bastard that attacked poor Jussie is out of jail so soon,
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Re: Jussie Smollett indicted.
« Reply #111 on: March 17, 2022, 11:53:10 PM »

I am deeply offend that the racist bastard that attacked poor Jussie is out of jail so soon,

Jussie Smollett did hang himself
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