Liberals engineering phony hate crimes for attention and/or ideology is nothing new, but Jussie Smollett is about to face something that almost never goes along with this sort of thing: consequences.
TV Line reports that the Empire actor has now been indicted for filing a false police report in the case, which happens to be a felony:
Earlier Wednesday, Chicago police announced that the actor was now officially classified a suspect in a criminal investigation for filing a false police report, which is a Class 4 felony. A Cook County grand jury returned an indictment later today, according to The Advocate, and Smollett now faces a maximum of three years in prison if found guilty. Smollett is expected in court on Thursday.
Smollett’s story of being identified and assaulted by a pair of pro-Trump thugs that just happened to be wandering the streets of Democrat-dominated Chicago was never plausible, so it was no surprise when police couldn’t find any video, his “attackers” turned out to be fellow actors on the show, and Jussie refused to share the phone records that could have confirmed at least part of his story.
Wait…did I say there wasn’t any video? Actually, now it turns out there was…but it doesn’t exactly help Jussie.
Now we have surveillance video that appears to show the Osundairo brothers buying the items they used when playing the role of Smollett’s “attackers”:
BREAKING: @ABC7Chicago obtains surveillance video that appears to show brothers involved in Smollett investigation leaving a Chicago store after buying items allegedly used in staged attack on Jussie Smollett. pic.twitter.com/YfKDDHuIpa
— Rob Elgas (@RobElgasABC7) February 20, 2019
In the video, Ola and Abel Osundairo can be seen purchasing ski masks and a red hat. Chicago’s CBS 2 reports that their sources say they’re claiming Smollett paid them $3,500 for their involvement.
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“At one point Abel pulls his hoodie over his head, perhaps attempting to hide his face, but he’d already been seen clearly on the video,” TMZ adds.
The reactions, as you might expect, are gold (hat tip to Twitchy):
If Chicago is “MAGA Country” why couldn’t they find a real MAGA hat, not just a red one?😅
— Rick Crainium (@RickCrainium) February 20, 2019
Look at the weather conditions! Jussie should have ponied up more than $4,000 to pay those poor guys.
— Kerry Zaputz (@kerry_zaputz) February 20, 2019
They look like 2 MAGA hat wearing white guys
— Matt Everett (@matteneal) February 21, 2019
Black White Supremacist: “Excuse me, where do you keep your nooses?”
Clerk: “I’m sorry, but here in MAGA country, it’s hard to keep them in stock. Try the Crafty Beaver next door.”
— Tom Augustine (@TomAuggie) February 20, 2019
Breaking: @JussieSmollett has been indicted for filing a false police report. This per the Chicago Police Department
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) February 21, 2019
#Breaking Jussie Smollett may be indicted in a matter of hours – CWBChicago
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) February 20, 2019
JUSSIE SMOLLETT INDICTED
Felony criminal charges have been approved against Jussie Smollett for disorderly conduct/filing a false police report. According to Chicago police, detectives will make contact with his legal team to negotiate a reasonable surrender for his arrest.
— Corey R. Lewandowski (@CLewandowski_) February 21, 2019
What began as another disgusting case of the partisan media willfully promoting a probable scam has now become a feel-good story about a leftist punk’s wrongdoing blowing up in his face. Here’s hoping that Jussie Smollett is punished to the full extent of the law, and that future would-be hate hoaxers take it as a wakeup call that liberals can’t even be sure of getting away with it in friendly territory like Chicago.
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