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Report: Good Guy with Gun Chased, Shot at New Zealand Attackers

Multiple mosques were targeted during attacks in New Zealand on Friday, and an armed man reportedly fired back at the shooters in the Linwood area of Christchurch. The New Zealand Herald reports that the local man with the gun fired on the shooters after they unleashed “multiple gunshots” on the mosque in Linwood. The armed man ran after the shooters, firing two shots at them with “a rifle or shotgun” as they undertook their escape. Ryan Saavedra tweeted: BREAKING: The New Zealand Herald reports that the shooting at the second…

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Defense Attorney: Jussie Smollett a Victim of a ‘Media Gangbang’

Jussie Smollett’s defense attorney Mark Geragos appeared on CNN Friday and declared on air that Smollett is the victim of a “media gangbang.” “You know, Anderson, even if [Smollett] were supposedly the one who had orchestrated this, this is an outrage. The fact that he maintains his innocence makes it more outrageous,” Geragos told Anderson Cooper. “16 counts? I defy anybody to find any indictment, anywhere, where somebody has brought 16 counts for being a victim of a–of a hate crime, basically.” The attorney also said that the media has…

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‘Empire’ Star Gabby Sidibe Deletes Tweet in Support of Jussie Smollett

Actress Gabby Sidibe has deleted a tweet backing her disgraced Empire co-star Jussie Smollett, as further details emerge over how and why he allegedly orchestrated a fake hate crime incident against himself. Smollett surrendered himself to police on Thursday morning to face charges of filing a false police report, after police determined he had faked a racist and homophobic hate crime against himself in downtown Chicago last month. However, Sidibe backed Smollett’s initial version of events, instead blaming the media for questioning his story. “I know him, I believe him, I stand with…

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Kamala Harris: Larger Truth of Rising Hate Crime in Jussie Smollett Hoax

Democratic presidential contender Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) says that the fact that Hollywood actor Jussie Smollet’s “hate crime” story turned out to be a hoax should not distract from the larger truth of rising hate crimes. When Smollett first reported January 29 that he had been attacked by two white men who had shouted racist and homophobic slurs, and who had added, “This is MAGA country,” as they put a noose around his neck, Harris called the alleged hate crime “an attempted modern day lynching.” .@JussieSmollett is one of the…

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Jussie Smollett May Have to Pay Costs of Chicago P.D. Investigation into Hate Crime Hoax

Hollywood actor Jussie Smollet may have to reimburse the Chicago Police Department (CPD) for costs it incurred while investigating the alleged racist and homophobic attack on him last month that has turned out to be a hoax. In addition to paying fines and serving up to three years in prison, the Empire actor could be compelled “to pay for the cost of the investigation into his report of a Jan. 29 beating” if he is convicted, the Associated Press reported Thursday. It is not yet clear how much the investigation cost,…

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Hayward: If Smollett Isn’t Charged with a Hate Crime, No One Should Be

If a fair and thorough investigation establishes that Jussie Smollett faked the attack he claimed was perpetrated by white men wearing MAGA hats, then he should be charged with a hate crime. Fake hate crimes are hate crimes. If hate crime laws are merely instruments of totalitarian political power, rather than sound legal principles applicable to Americans of every color and creed, then it is long past time to get rid of them. Smollett’s offense went far beyond wasting the police department’s time with a false report, as if that…

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Nolte: Looks Like Jussie Smollett Chose Wrong Surveillance Camera to Capture ‘Attack’

Jussie Smollett appears to have picked the wrong location for his “hate crime” to be caught on video, if we compare his Good Morning America interview to the latest reports about the two Nigerian men who say the actor-singer paid them to stage an assault. As of now, it looks as though police believe Empire star Smollett not only lied about a phony hate crime committed against him by supporters of President Trump, he also hoped to arrange for the hoax to be recorded by a surveillance camera. According to CBS Chicago, Smollett,…

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ABC Sources: Police Investigating Jussie Smollet for Staging Attack; Police Cannot Confirm

According to a new report, Chicago police are investigating the possibility that actor Jussie Smollett worked with two men to stage an attack against him last month. Jussie Smollett claimed to be the victim of an attack in downtown Chicago in January. The Empire actor said that two men in masks beat him, wrapped a rope around his neck, put a chemical on him and called him racial and homophobic slurs. He also said that the attackers yelled “This is MAGA country!” Now, Chicago police have identified two persons of…

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Chicago Police: Jussie Smollett Refuses to Share Phone Records

Empire actor Jussie Smollett is refusing to turn over his cell phone or cell phone records to investigators, according to the Chicago police. “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,” a spokesman for the police told the far-left NBC News. A source speaking to TMZ, however, says Smollett did not refuse to turn over his phone records and “is in the process of gathering them.” Smollett did, though, refuse to…

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Cory Booker Demands House Pass ‘Anti-Lynching’ Bill in Response to Jussie Smollett Incident

Newly-announced presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) called on the House of Representatives this week to pass legislation that would designate lynching a federal hate crime — re-upping the bill, which passed the Senate in December, in response to an alleged attack on Empire actor Jussie Smollett. Smollett, who is famous for playing a gay character on the popular Fox television program, alleges two men beat him as they near his Chicago apartment complex. Smollett claims the attackers yelled, “Aren’t you that faggot ‘Empire’ n***r?” at him, while his manager, Brandon Moore,…

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