90 Miles From Tyranny : FLASHBACK: Democrats Called Jussie Smollet Attack ‘Lynching’; NAACP Blamed Trump

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Sunday, February 17, 2019

FLASHBACK: Democrats Called Jussie Smollet Attack ‘Lynching’; NAACP Blamed Trump

Leading Democrat candidates for the presidency in 2020 called last month’s reported attack on Jussie Smollett an “attempted modern day lynching,” and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) blamed President Donald Trump.

But reports began to emerge this week from a variety of mainstream media outlets that Chicago police believe Smollett may have paid two men to stage the attack.

At the very least, what is now known is that early reports by Smollett and his representatives were likely false, including claims the assailants were white, and that they were Trump supporters.

At the time, NAACP President Derrick Johnson linked Trump to the alleged crime, saying the “rise in hate crimes is directly linked to President Donald J. Trump’s racist and xenophobic rhetoric.”

“The recent racist and homophobic attack on acclaimed actor and activist @JussieSmollett is troubling. The rise in hate crimes is directly linked to President Donald J. Trump’s racist and xenophobic rhetoric.” @DerrickNAACP
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Democrat candidates, declared and potential, weighed in on the “attempted modern day lynching”:

.@JussieSmollett is one of the kindest, most gentle human beings I know. I’m praying for his quick recovery.

This was an attempted modern day lynching. No one should have to fear for their life because of their sexuality or color of their skin. We must confront this hate.
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This is so heartbreaking. @JussieSmollett, you are not alone - we are with you. We must stand up and condemn this hate, bigotry & violence wherever it rears its ugly head. No one should live in fear because of the color of their skin or who they love.
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1/ I’m grateful to hear that Jussie Smollett is reportedly in good condition. I hope he fully recovers. I’m not sure many of us ever will. In 2019, he was violently attacked because of his race and sexual orientation. Unfortunately, he is not alone.
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2/ Black LGBTQ folks suffer violence at alarming rates. I believe we are better than this. But it’s time we enact policy solutions to prove it.
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On Saturday evening, Smollett’s attorneys pushed back against reports that people he knew were involved in the attack, continuing to describe him as...

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tsquared said...

"justice will be swift and thorough."

This! Smollett needs to do some hard time.

Drake's Place said...

Yep, if Smollett's "attack" is fabricated, he DOES need to be prosecuted for falsifying a police report. Authorities cannot let this "slide" if it turns out this is all a hoax, which is how it's all leaning now.

GI-had Joe said...

These lying, racist fuckers cant cash the check their diverse asses are writing. The time for care has passed. Man up and bring it.

capt fast said...

appearances can be deceiving. he looked way too good for someone to have been his face whipped with a two by four. knowing one or two chicago hoods(who get very emotional when discomfited), if they had in fact been standing out in the cold waiting for him to show up, they would have beaten him to a bloody pulp and at least stove in his ribs for making them wait in the cold.