Thursday, January 31, 2019
Hollywood Actor: Attempted Lynching Alleged
Hollywood actor Jussie Smollett reported to police that he was a victim of an attack in Chicago, about 2am, from two "Make America Great Again" assailants.
He reported that they had attacked him, put a noose around his neck, threw a chemical, presumed to be bleach upon him, and called him racist and homophobic slurs. Politicians and Hollywood elitists quickly condemned the assault.
“This was an attempted modern-day lynching. No-one should have to fear for their life because of their sexuality or colour of their skin. We must confront this hate.” Kamala Harris
The condemnations are noted as they are "unnecessary language", which analysts and readers are familiar with. The statements of condemnation presuppose a faction (necessity) of "pro racist homophobic violent lynching."
Without a statement from Jussie Smollett, I do not know if he is telling the truth.
There are some things to consider:
The language that he alleged the attackers used is similar with the language he used in Tweets, particularly January 2018, against the president of the United States.
In the police interview, he did not state the "make America great again" taunts.
Reportedly, police learned this from TMZ and spoke to (or reinterviewed) him in which he then added this portion.
This is of particular interest due to the acute hormonal response in a horrific attack such at lynching, which is attempted murder. The hormonal response under such an attack is heightened by the taunts which seek to humiliate.
That this may have been left out of the initial police interview is unexpected.
He reportedly called his "friend" (or "manager") at the time of the alleged assault who told responding police investigators:
"a noose was placed on his neck."
This is a statement of importance. It tells us the verbalized perception of reality that the manager/friend revealed.
"placed" is a very soft word for such a violent attack.
Question: does the manager/friend believe the alleged victim put it there himself?
"was placed" is passive meaning it conceals the identity or responsibility of who "placed" it there. Expected is "the attackers tried to kill him!" putting the responsibility on the two men, whether or not they were known.
This type of assault is intrusive. Even relaying this (an "ear witness") reflects the speaker's own perception of what happened. Some can experience a form of secondary trauma from just the account. The softness and passivity are unexpected.
Next note the location of "placing" a noose:
"on" is not "around" his neck.
A lynching is an act of attempted murder via terror.
The alleged victim apparently (verification needed) left the rope "on" his neck when he went to the hospital. This is unexpected due to the vulnerability (and fear) of having such an instrument of cruelty still in place where oxygen can be cut off. It is against human nature's self preservation instinct.
The manager claims to have audibly heard the attack on the cell phone, while it took place.
Two men are seen walking in a video, but police do not know if they were the attackers, witnesses, or simply walked by.
At or near 2am in Chicago, two "MAGA" men were walking with a noose, near Subway Sandwich, while also having a container of bleach or another chemical, who recognized a celebrity.
The attackers used the same language the victim used regularly, in his own social media posts.
Analysis Conclusion is not available at this time.
If the alleged victim's original statement to police is released, we are likely to know if he is truthful, or if he is deceptive.
If deceptive, it is very likely that motive will be in his words.
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