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Chicago Police superintendent says he hopes the Jussie Smollett case won’t make people treat real hate crime victims with scepticism

Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie T. Johnson appeared on “Good Morning America” on Monday morning to discuss the Jussie Smollett case. Smollett, an actor on the TV show “Empire”, was arrested last week. Prosecutors charged him with disorderly conduct and filing a false police report in connection with his allegation that […]
Chicago Police superintendent says he hopes the Jussie Smollett case won’t make people treat real hate crime victims with scepticism
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Chicago Police laid into Jussie Smollett after his arrest, saying he made up a homophobic attack as a ‘publicity stunt’ because he wanted a bigger salary

Chicago Police laid out their case against Jussie Smollet at a press conference Thursday after his arrest. They said the ‘Empire’ actor staged a homophobic attack as a “publicity stunt” to increase his profile. Supt. Eddie Johnson said that Smollett had manipulated the “hurt and suffering” of others, and may […]
Chicago Police laid into Jussie Smollett after his arrest, saying he made up a homophobic attack as a ‘publicity stunt’ because he wanted a bigger salary
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Jussie Smollett and the case for due process in the court of public opinion

There is no due process in the court of public opinion. As a result, narratives shape public perception, sometimes to great societal detriment. When actor Jussie Smollett claimed to have been savagely attacked, many lawmakers, celebrities, and media outlets immediately ran with the story. Smollett’s claims have since come into […]
Jussie Smollett and the case for due process in the court of public opinion
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Chicago police are reportedly investigating whether Jussie Smollett attack was staged

Chicago police are reportedly investigating whether an alleged attack on “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett was orchestrated. Investigators now believe Smollett may have paid two men to stage the assault, CNN and NBC News reported Saturday, citing law-enforcement sources. A police department spokesman told INSIDER there are “some developments in the […]
Chicago police are reportedly investigating whether Jussie Smollett attack was staged
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