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

2am Call 

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. 

alleged scenario:

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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New England Water Blog said...

Add in the fact that under extreme weather conditions he claims to have been dressed lightly enough as to be recognizable for his small role on an obscure show with a very likely "Maga" audience of around zero. Yet these guys knew him and knew about him, the guys hanging out with bleach and nooses at 2AM in the bitter frigid weather. Okay,sure....

General P. Malaise said...

strange, how does TMZ get more info then the police?

..and who walks around Chicago in MAGA hats at 2am?

Mike Dammann said...

"strange, how does TMZ get more info then the police? "

Is this a serious question?

General P. Malaise said...

Anonymous Mike Dammann said...
"strange, how does TMZ get more info then the police? "

Is this a serious question?

in context of a crime?? yes Mike for me it is a serious question.

that it caused the police to have a second interview because TMZ had more information? it goes to the "victim" not wanting to confide in police but to make statements to the media.

Anonymous said...

Stinks of another propaganda fake story, why does the story even have to have the "MAGA" connotation? why is it just not "a man was attacked by 2 other men" of course that would not make for a good agenda! they are hitting so many agenda with this with the "lynch mob" "MAGA" holly wood actor therefor people will take notice, than if it was just some bum....what did they offer the actor for going along with a hoax story? probably a decent movie role?

Anonymous said...

Another thing..that's why I have a hard time believing any of these stories that always seem to attach obvious connotations to them that hit multiple agendas at once, the concern should you were attacked, you don't give a fk who they are, who they are affiliated with, there is just no need to actually attach, share or care for that...but thats the whole point of an agenda if you wish to demonize a whole group / persons.

Anonymous said...

JS turned down extra security.

He also transported self to hospital and was in good condition. This would seem to be a symbolic attack if that.

Have they both , he and manager, turned over their cell phones to police? Seems not.

Chicago reportedly has an extensive surveillance system, so the truth will come out one way or another.

One thing for sure, JS, is now well known and the propaganda value has been huge.

Until now, no one knows, can know, either way. But anyone expressing a doubt or exercising critical thinking is immediately labeled and jumped on, group think is being enforced.

Anonymous said...

Coincidence? It's sure well-timed.

December 19, 2018
Senators Harris and Booker Lead Historic Passage of Federal Anti-Lynching Legislation

Anonymous said...


12.30am: Neighbor claims to see two suspicious men, one with a rope, outside Smollett's apartment building

2am: Smollett is filmed on surveillance cameras leaving Subway

Sometime in the next few minutes, he is attacked by the men as he talked on the phone with manager Brandon Z. Moore.

He is picked back up by surveillance cameras entering his apartment building afterwards,

2.35am: An 'associate' of Smollett's who is with him in his apartment calls 911 to report the attack

2.42am: Police arrive at the actor's apartment and find him still wearing the rope the attackers placed around his neck. It is not fastened in a noose and is slack.

Smollett takes himself to the hospital afterwards

JK said...

He's a liar and you know it. This will be buried.

Anonymous said...

This cannot be buried. Too much has been made of it, the FBI is on the case, and it has been extensively covered in the media.
Too many people have expressed either outrage or skepticism, there is too much public interest for it to be buried.

JK said...

Shawn King raised $100K reward for the white man in the red truck that killed a 7yo girl in a hate crime in Houston on New Years Day. The babydaddy raised 85K on FB. That is all we heard for a week. Until oops turns out it was two gangbangers shooting at the babymama for not paying for her drugs. Buried.

JK said...

Silly people got conned out of $185K by street hustlers.

Anonymous said...

Okay, JK, you got me there, if substantiated.

I knew it was not a white guy, but had not heard anything about the mom being involved in any way.

From what I have seen the police have stated there was no involvement by family.

Do you have a link?

JK said...

Babymama was FB friends with one of the shooters, which I saw. Long gone and like I said. Buried.

Habundia said...

After having read and tried to study the principles I found this article to make an attempt to analyse, what are your thoughts?

 “So I go downstairs to my car, cleaning it out, and by the time I made the second run, I had been robbed, all my Christmas presents, thousands of dollars worth of things were just taken.”

So = Sensitive (blue color) (storytelling?)
I = Strong (takes ownership)
Go = present tense while talking about a situation from the past.
She doesnt say how she got "downstairs"
Most people would call it "garage", where people park their cars
Downstairs is more like a floor in one's house to, but she calls it "downstairs".
"Cleaning it out" (passive voice, present tense)
To = sensitive and explaining (a reason)
She doesnt say what she cleaned out of "it" ("on the first run")
It's 'my car' when going downstairs to the car, "my car" becomes "it" when cleaning out. What changed?
And = missing information
"By the time" (is this a qualifier? It has to do with time but not sure exactly it's meaning, more study needed lol)
I = Strong, ownership
'Made the second run" (past tense)
What did she clean out on the first run?
What did she "run" with?
"The second run" where did she go to on the 'first' run, she doesn't tell us (the missing information?)
Did she 'clean out' "my Christmas presents worth thousands of dollars"? on the "first run"?
'I had been robbed" (past tense)
"Things" = Christmas presents become things. What changed?
'My Christmas presents' takes ownership of the Christmas presents. Did she buy them for herself? She didn't say they were for her family or friends, they are 'my'.
'I' had been robbed, my Christmas presents were 'just taken'.
Just = minimizing (compairing)
Taken = robbed changed into taken.
'thousands of dollars worth of things'
Money a motive?

Habundia said...

“Taken from behind double-guarded gates,” she continued. “Do I feel safe where I live? Not really, but I wanted to give a shoutout to the LAPD for taking time out of their days dealing with real, life-threatening things to hear me out on what happened. So, shout out to them.”

Double-guarded gates (not sure what this means for the kind of gates those are. (I googled it but this gave me many various pictures), she doesn't tell us the double-guarded gates were locked only that they were 'double-guarded' and the car was behind it, so we can't say it for her.
Answer with a question = sensitive and makes 'feel safe' important.
Not really = negative emphasis
But (forget what i said, what comes next is what matters)
I wanted to give a shoutout to the LAPD (she wanted to she does not say she does )
For taking time out of their days dealing with "real", life-threatening things.
Her account isn't real?
'To hear me out'......was a report made? Or was she only listened to? Or did they question her?
'So, shout to them'
She asks her audiance to shoutout, she does not do it herself (she wanted to)
“I hope whoever took my fabulous stuff enjoys, but what I hope even more that we catch you, because you can’t take other peoples things that we work hard to pay for. I hope everyone has a phenomenal Thursday. Lock your doors and don’t trust anybody!” she concluded.

My Christmas presents changed into 'my fabulous stuff's
She still hasn't said what exactly was 'taken' only that it was 'thousands of dollars worth'
'We catch you' = she now unites with ? Who's we? LAPD
'Because' (sensitive, blue colored)
Can't = in the negative
Take (not stolen but taken, 4times)
Christmas presents became things, changed to fabulous stuff, changed back into things.
'That we worked hard for'
Not that 'I' (she) worked hard for but 'we'
Who's we?
'to (blue color) pay' (money a second time; extra words, )
'I hope everyone has a phenomenal Thursday'
Including 'whomever took her things'?
'Lock your doors, and don't trust anybody'
Would that include herself?

She's deceptive imo
My thoughts, she 'took the things' on her first run wherever she went to (missing information) to come back for 'a second run' to, then wanted to shoutout to LAPD for 'hearing her out' to what happened.
It's about money. Insurance fraud?

Let me know your insight, I've so much to learn!

Anonymous said...

When things start to go bad for this actor/victim we an expect The Reverend Al Sharpton to enter the fray to proclaim, well, it has happened to someone.


Habundia said...
About Holly Bobo, went missing in 2011

Hey Jude said...

OT - missing girl, 14, found safe - adoptive father charged with rape

Maybe throws light on the strange interviews and photos of the parents - did the mother know?

Hey Jude said...

Jussie Smollet - 'homophobic letter'

‘It was previously reported that just a week before the alleged attack, Fox offered the singer and actor based in Chicago an entourage of body guards for protection after the show's studio received a threatening, homophobic letter addressed to Smollett. 
But Smollett declined around-the-clock security because he found it intrusive, according to TMZ. 
The letter threatening Smollett was sent to the Fox studio on January 22, cops said according to ABC, and was laced with a powdery substance believed to be Tylenol.
The FBI is now trying to determine if there's a link between the homophobic letter and the Tuesday attack.’

There is an image of the letter further down the DM page.

John Mc Gowan said...

Jussie Smollett’s Family Release Statement, Call Attack “Domestic Terrorism”

“We want to be clear, this was a racial and homophobic hate crime.”


In their statement, Smollett’s family called the attack “a racial and homophobic hate crime” and an instance of “domestic terrorism,” Variety reports.

In the early hours of Tuesday morning, our beloved son and brother, Jussie, was the victim of a violent and unprovoked attack. We want to be clear, this was a racial and homophobic hate crime. Jussie has told the police everything from the very beginning. His story has never changed, and we are hopeful they will find these men and bring them to justice. Our family thanks everyone for their prayers and the huge amount of love he has received. We are thankful to our village for your immense support during this trying time. We are so grateful that God saw him through this cowardly attack alive. Jussie is a warrior whose light cannot be dimmed.

We want people to understand these targeted hate crimes are happening to our sisters, brothers and our gender non-conforming siblings, many who reside within the intersection of multiple identities, on a monthly, weekly, and sometimes even daily basis all across our country. Oftentimes ending fatally, these are inhumane acts of domestic terrorism and they should be treated as such. They will continue to occur until we hold each other accountable. Make no mistake, words matter. Hateful words lead to hateful actions. Radical love is the only solution, but passivity will be our downfall. We, as a family, will continue to work for love, equity and justice until it reigns supreme in our nation and all over the world.

Over the course of the past few days, many artists have posted reactions to the Smollett attack. Among those was Kelela, who addressed Smollett in the below statement (Statement in link below) posted to Instagram tonight.

John Mc Gowan said...

Investigators have video of Smollett entering the hotel after the alleged attack with what appears to be a noose around his neck, Guglielmi said.

Police are in possession of the rope and the sweater Smollett was wearing on the night of the attack and are testing the substance, according to Guglielmi.

Smollett and his manager, Brandon Moore, told authorities they were speaking on the phone with each other at the time of the attack, police said.

Guglielmi said because of the financial relationship between the two men, they are trying to verify the call took place and have requested phone records or the physical phones used for the call.
Police were called 30-40 minutes after the attack took place, Guglielmi said.
Detectives have collected and are reviewing more surveillance video from neighboring hotels and apartments, but have not found video of the incident at this point, Guglielmi said.

Anonymous said...

Kamala Harris, quoted above in Peter's piece, just happens to be leading an anti-lynching bill, and this happens,accessory rope included.

Come on!

And JK, you have opened my eyes to how things are buried, not that I was naive.

More proof of agenda.

Anonymous said...

I would not be surprised if the statement by Jussie's family (posted by John above) was in fact (co?)written by Jussie. The statement shows "saviour-complex"-language that is very reminiscent of the language Jussie uses in his tweets. Jussie - the victim slash warrior - professes love (see his twitter bio) but from his tweets it appears he has a lot of anger and hate. Interesting that the statement describes the attack as "domestic" terrorism. Domestic as in "planned at home"? The statement also says this terrorism will "continue to occur until we hold each other accountable". "We" and "each other"? Have the authors of the statement done something they should be held accountable for? I find furthermore interesting the phrase "Hateful words lead to hateful actions". Whose hateful words? Whose hateful actions? So far the only hateful words I have seen/heard in this case are Jussie's tweets. And then the following sentence "Radical love is the only solution, but passivity will be our downfall." According to his twitter bio Jussie wants to help save the world. If passivity is not part of the solution and will even lead to our downfall, does that mean that taking action (radical action?) is inevitable? Also: whose downfall is the author of the statement actually scared of? I find the words of the statement at times megalomaniac and grotesque (e.g. the last sentence).

As to the anonymous threat letter addressed to Jussie (see Hey Jude's post above): I think authors of anonymous letters often reveal important aspects of their identity in their letter. Often as soon as in the first sentence(s). For instance, when a letter starts with “ATTN: AFRICAN-AMERICAN FAMILY” the author may be (part of) an African American (family). When a note says "I'M NOT STUPID BITCH JEALOUS", the author may be a woman and her motive jealousy. And so on. In this case the anonymous note says: SMOLLETT JUSSIE You will die Black fag. Chances are the author of this note is a black homosexual named ...

Just my opinion.


Barbara said...

Jussie statement:

Beautiful People,

Let me start by saying that I’m ok. My body is strong but my soul is stronger. More importantly I want to say thank you. The outpouring of love and support from my village has meant more than I will ever be able to truly put into words. I am working with authorities and have been 100% factual and consistent on every level. Despite my frustrations and deep concern with certain inaccuracies and misrepresentations that have been spread, I still believe that justice will be served. As my family stated, these types of cowardly attacks are happening to my sisters, brothers and non-gender conforming siblings daily. I am not and should not be looked upon as an isolated incident. We will talk soon and I will address all details of this horrific incident but I need a moment to process. Most importantly, during times of trauma, grief and pain, there is still a responsibility to lead with love. It’s all I know. And that can’t be kicked out of me.

With Love, respect & honor...


Anonymous said...

How does it feel to be one of the beautiful people?

The phrase “beautiful people” had been used prior to the 1960s.
For example, in Oscar Wilde’s play An Ideal Husband, a social comedy first performed in 1895, one of the characters says at a gathering of high society partygoers: “I like looking at geniuses, and listening to beautiful people.”

And, in 1941, William Saroyan titled one of his plays The Beautiful People.

But it wasn’t until the 1960s that “beautiful people” became an expression that had a generally recognized social meaning. In fact, there were two different Sixties terms about “beautiful people.”

One version was “the beautiful people,” a name applied to glamorous celebrities, wealthy “jet setters” and other fashion trendsetters.

That version is generally credited to Diana Vreeland, the influential editor of Vogue magazine. Vogue started using the term “the beautiful people” in 1962 in articles about celebrities, at Vreeland’s suggestion, and it quickly caught on.

Another version, without the word the, was popularized in the mid-1960s by the young people commonly known as “the Hippies.” In Hippie parlance, “beautiful people” were people who were cool and spiritually “enlightened.” (As in: “They’re really beautiful people, man.”)

Being one of those “beautiful people” didn’t require wealth or fame. You could become one by taking a psychedelic drug like LSD, or by getting your enlightenment from some hip form of religion, such as transcendental meditation.

In 1967, the Beatles made a sly reference to the Hippie version of the term and subtly mocked the Vogue-style “beautiful people” in their song “Baby You’re a Rich Man.” It starts with the famous line:
“How does it feel to be one of the beautiful people?”

John Mc Gowan said...

Chicago police say 'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett refuses to hand over cellphone to them
The actor declined to share telephone records that could show he was speaking with his manager during his alleged assault.

CHICAGO — "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett has refused to turn over his cellphone to detectives, who are investigating the alleged attack that sent him to the hospital earlier this week, Chicago police said Thursday.

The actor declined to share telephone records that could show he was speaking with his manager just as the alleged assault happened early Tuesday morning in Chicago, police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi told NBC News.

Smollett has told police he was confronted by two men who allegedly hurled racist and homophobic slurs just before they beat him up. They are investigating the case as a possible hate crime.

The manager has told police he heard the attackers say, "This is MAGA country," during the assault, officials said.

When police asked Smollett for his cellphone and records to confirm the call, he refused to share them, according to Guglielmi.

It wasn't immediately clear if Chicago police would seek to obtain those records independently.

A representative for the actor did not immediately return messages seeking comment about the cellphone and phone records.

But in a prepared statement issued late Thursday afternoon, Smollett's family, through the same representative, reiterated his claim of being attacked because of his race and orientation.

General P. Malaise said...

the picture looks to be the front and back of the envelope. interesting that it appears to be a picture of a child and adult with a gun pointed at the child on what I think is the back of the envelope.

John Mc Gowan said...

There are rumours that he was in a night club and he was chatting up any blokes partner and it was him and or his friends that attacked him. As i say, these are rmours on SM sites.

Anonymous said...

Indeed, an interesting picture on the envelope. The gun also resembles a phallic symbol. Maybe "domestic terrorism" as referred to in the family's statement has a deeper meaning. In this respect it's also interesting that both the family's and Jussie's statement (see John's and Barbara's above comments) speak of "hate crimes" / "cowardly attacks" happening to "sisters, brothers and non-gender conforming siblings" on a daily basis.


Anonymous said...

^^I wrote "picture on the envelope" but I meant "on the letter" of course. I also think there is something around the neck of the child. Maybe it's supposed to be a noose (the drawing is so bad)?


John Mc Gowan said...

It (envelope) looks like someone is being lynched from a tree,

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Anonymous said...

Are there any attacks by Maga quoting men that can be verified? It’s just laughable.

Anonymous said...

It (drawing) actually does look somewhat like a tree. A hairy tree with two legs (or are supposed to be roots).


Phoenix1966 said...

To JK and Anon:

Jazmine's mother was not FB friends with the shooter.

JK said...

I saw the FB page and now it's gone. I wish I had taken a screenshot of it.

But back to the subject of Jussie. Either he really did get attacked or he hid a rope somewhere and stage the whole thing in advance. The rope is important.

Anonymous said...

Almost the exact same story as Smollett's in New Zealand.

_kim_ber_ly_ said...

New England Water Blog - I'm with you, I don't see MAGA fans turning on Empire and staying tuned for even one episode, so it's unlikely to me that the so-called attackers would recognize him from the show. What's in it for him for the attackers to say they recognize him from Empire? It makes him a draw, makes him more important to the show runners. In case they were thinking about writing him off.