Lion of the Blogosphere

NY Post casts doubt on Smollett story

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https://nypost.com/2019/02/11/jussie-smolletts-neighbors-cast-doubt-on-his-attack-story/

First mainstream media to cast doubt on the Smollett story, but there is no real reporting here, they just quote someone who lives in his building who says that same thing that I said when I first read about the incident, that it sounds bogus, but his neighbor has no real evidence one way or the other. Why hasn’t the Post or any other MSM tried to find out what the police are actually doing? And what progress with the police obtaining Smollett’s phone records?

Conservative websites report that sources in the Chicago police department say they are investigating if it’s a hoax, and this sounds likely, but there has been no MSM confirmation.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

February 11, 2019 at EST am

Posted in Crime

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  1. One interesting take away from the article is that the Post said they found a bottle of hot sauce filled with something that smelled like bleach. They turned it over to the police. If true, it could actually be some confirmation to the story.

    Mike Street Station

    February 11, 2019 at EST am

  2. “And what progress with the police obtaining Smollett’s phone records?”

    I don’t think they can go after his phone records unless they have probable cause that HE did something illegal. I’m sure the police suspect it’s a hoax. In which case, they can subpoena his phone records for making a false report. But they still need probable cause that it was a false report rather than merely a common sense suspicion.

    destructure

    February 11, 2019 at EST am

    • There’s probable cause that a crime happened, and the phone record is evidence of the crime.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      February 11, 2019 at EST am

      • I know police can get a warrant to search a suspect. But can the police get a warrant to search a victim? Has SCOTUS ruled on that?

        destructure

        February 11, 2019 at EST pm

      • Subpoena of records from third parties like phone providers is a normal part of criminal investigations.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        February 11, 2019 at EST pm

    • Absent consent, a law enforcement agency can retrieve phone records merely with its own administrative subpoena.

      Smartest Woman on the Internet

      February 11, 2019 at EST pm

  3. What about those hate letters that arrived a view days before the alleged attack? If the attack is fake, isn’t it likely those letters are fake too? Apparently the FBI has them.

    Rosenmop

    February 11, 2019 at EST pm

  4. this isn’t news.

    the msm is a disgrace/scandal and has been.

    the best explanation is eric weinstein’s + carlson’s.

    1. msm is directed by evil people (weinstein).

    2. msm “journalists” have low IQs (carlson).

    jamie dimon's bibliography

    February 11, 2019 at EST pm

  5. OK
    The whole thing is a fantasy.
    Is being the sex slave of neo nazi/KKK/ Trumpster MAGA types a daydream of gay blacks?

    Dr Hook

    February 12, 2019 at EST am


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