Critical smollet’s text dumped . Chicago police gets an shocker

A new trove of evidence in the Jussie Smollett
case from Chicago police proves two things: a) Smollett looked pretty darn guilty and
b) nobody in the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office seemed interested in that fact. Somewhere in that trove of evidence was a
series of texts from Smollett to the Nigerian-born brothers who admitted staging the assault
upon the “Empire” actor, arranging a meeting to talk “face to face” with them before
the attack. The texts also include requests to the Osundairo
brothers for hookups to illegal drugs, including cocaine, ecstasy and marijuana. “N—-, you still got a molly [ecstasy]
connect?” a text from Smollett to AbimbolaOsundairo in September read, according to The Daily
Beast. “Hahahaha … Imma need a good fo pills
Haha.” Another text in January seemed to have more
sinister connotations to it, however: “Might need your help on the low. You around to meet up and talk face to face?” Smollett texted. Video and GPS evidence indicates that afterward,
Smollett met up with the two brothers and proposed the plan, according to the 500 pages
of police documents. “He allegedly instructed them to yell ‘Empire
F—-t’ and “Empire N—–.’ The plan, according to the case file, was
that he would respond, ‘What did you say?’ before they pummeled him,” The Daily Beast
reported. “According to police, Smollett only wanted
OlabinjoOsundairo to punch him because he didn’t trust the other brother, and Olabinjo
rubbed his knuckles into Smollett’s face to make it look bruised.” In return, police say the brothers received
a $3,500 check with the memo “5 week nutrition/workout program.” The documents, released on Thursday, “detail
the painstaking timeline of how detectives say they unraveled the actor’s allegedly
bogus claim that he had been targeted in a homophobic, racist hate crime near his Streeterville
home on January 29,” according to the Chicago Sun-Times. The documents had originally been placed under
seal — a controversial move that rivaled the controversy created by the decision to
drop all charges against Smollett — but a ruling last week led to the documents being
unsealed. The most damaging revelation in the documents,
aside from that text message before the allegedly staged attack, was that the Cook County State’s
Attorney’s Office told police they had to stop investigating the case just days after
Smollett was arrested on February 28. The office had already decided on a minimal
restitution amount of $10,000 and community service, though it wasn’t until March 26
that it was announced. There were also the inconsistencies in Smollett’s
story. On the night of the attack, he told detectives
one of the attackers was white. However, on February 14, he said that he merely
“assumed they were white due to the comments that were made.” There was more problematic evidence from the
night of the attack, as well. Police requested a buccal swab test from Smollett
to eliminate his DNA from the rope that was placed around his neck; he said he would “think
about it.” They also asked why his sweater wasn’t dirty,
“to which he explained they were on snow and ice.” Smollett also expressed surprise to the police
when he was informed the Osundairo brothers were in custody for the attack. “They are black as sin,” he told them. “We don’t have any issues. They are straight, so we don’t have any
problems with women or men. They did not owe me any money, I don’t owe
them any money. We have a good relationship.” In his interview with police on February 15,
“OlabinjoOsundairo stated that a plan was formulated and put into play by [redacted]
to conduct a staged incident where [redacted] was beaten by OlabinjoUsundairo and AbimbolaOsundairo
posing as persons other than themselves,” the case report said. It added the actor “was unhappy about the
response he received over hate mail which was delivered to him.” In short, there was a mountain of evidence
here. And prosecutor Kim Foxx’s office decided
that the case, which ripped open divisions nationwide by actively scapegoating white
Trump supporters, was worth only the most desultory slap on the wrist. The Chicago police, who had spent a massive
amount of resources on this, were the ones who ended up getting thrown under the bus. At least now they’re getting the last laugh.

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