ARRESTED: Police say Jussie Smollett is now in custody

As you all know, a grand jury issued a felony indictment against Smollett yesterday for both disorderly conduct and filing a false police report.

According to police, he’s now been arrested and is in custody:



Here’s more from CBS Chicago, noting that Smollett turned himself in:

“Empire” actor Jussie Smollett turned himself in to Chicago police early Thursday morning, hours after he was charged with disorderly conduct for allegedly staging a racist and homophobic attack against himself last month in Streeterville.

Smollett turned himself in at the Central District police station at 18th and State streets around 5 a.m., police said. He made no statement to police.

Police transferred Smollett from police lockup to the Leighton Criminal Courthouse later Thursday morning. Smollett was scheduled to appear for a bond hearing Thursday afternoon on a felony charge of disorderly conduct.

Disorderly conduct is a Class 4 Felony. CBS 2 Legal Analyst Irv Miller says Smollett could face probation to up to 1.5 years in prison.

I seriously hope he gets more than just probation. He needs to spend at least some time in jail for doing this.

As you can see above, there will be a press briefing at 10AM ET by the Superintendent of Police. We’ll do our best to bring you that live or right after it occurs.

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AT
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AT

Well OK, sigh of relief. That’s over. Finally.

Now, onto the next outrage as we forget all about this whole thing by Monday.

Solely2Post
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Solely2Post

Play Stupid games; win Stupid prizes.

Let him go to jail. No sympathy.

Glorious_Cause
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Glorious_Cause

What about federal charged my mail fraud?

Disband the Bull Moose party
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Disband the Bull Moose party

“Making arrangements to turn himself in” reminds me of a Dave Chappelle skit:

https://youtu.be/HeOVbeh2yr0

AT
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AT

He needs to spend at least some time in jail for doing this. Why? It was conduct that harmed no one. Nobody’s rights were deprived in any way, shape or form. I’m not saying his behavior was right or tolerable or should go without some kind of criminal repercussions – but prison? Seems really extreme. The prisons are already overcrowded enough, and really bad things happen there. Until we have a better prison system, I’m of the strong position that we should reserve it only for the violent and dangerous types, and start seeking alternative justice remedies to inoffensive crimes. And no, I’m not buying the “let’s make an example out of him!” that always seems to be tinged with a bit of bloodlust. Equal protection under the law, guys. We stand for that, as Conservatives. It’s getting harder and harder to cling to principle now that the Right is… Read more »

ZombieWoof
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ZombieWoof

But I don’t understand…women, blacks, and native American drummers don’t lie….

Ciceroni Excogitatoris
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Ciceroni Excogitatoris

This is what TDS does to you, folks!! I’ll guess he’ll get a slap on the wrist and told not to do it again. This idiot was able to “make arrangements to turn himself in?”

E. Lee Zimmerman
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E. Lee Zimmerman

CNN is blaming this “turn of events” on Smollett “failing” to capture the “proper verdict” in the court of public opinion. That tells me CNN is not interested in news any longer definitively.

pmb88
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pmb88

it looks like the live stream is up for the presser

BoscoBolt
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BoscoBolt

I wonder how quickly the federal charges will come down. Hopefully, these will lead to real prison time for the idiot.

Dr. Strangelove
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Dr. Strangelove

I hope that they put him in one of those 3′ X 3′ holding cells that you can’t even sit down in like they have at the Markham courthouse. Don’t ask how I know about that.

Doc4Cruz
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Doc4Cruz

Why didn’t they bang on his door with federal agents at 5 am?

pmb88
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pmb88

Some are speculating that he wanted to use that camera to record the event, but didn’t know it was in the wrong direction. Don’t know about that. Kind thought that was on purpose.

Maxsteele
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Maxsteele

Our world is insane. Think about what they did to Roseanne Barr. She created this show, employed hundreds of people on the most highest rated show on television. Made a comment about Valarie Jarrett looking like she was from the set of planet of the apes and gets roasted, fired, austrocized. The show bombs everyone loses their job. Fox on Smollett, “He is the epitomy of professionalism on set and will keep his job.”
The feds, DOJ, need to charge this racist with a racist hate crime. Just think of what would happen if a white male made up a hoax about two black men attacking him. Every law enforcement agency in the land would be charging him.

Dr. Strangelove
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Dr. Strangelove

Can’t wait for the statement from Eddie Johnson. He’s a machine apparatchik.

LibsAreLikeLocusts
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LibsAreLikeLocusts

This guy represents the worst of the worst. He hides behind all these victim stereotypes and ends up getting busted and perpetuating the stereotypes he claims to be a victimized by. The poor black man, the gay man, the evil white man….blah blah blah ….. This victim stuff has gone on too long. The white man is not the devil. These people are where they are because of CHOICES they have made. PERIOD.

…..and people wonder why most of us have checked out on this bullcrap narrative.

56Survivor
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56Survivor

Jussie Smollet is an obvious drama queen. He is no doubt working on making this a fabulous event in his pathetic life. I wonder if his perp walk will resemble his walkway strut?

OKJames
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OKJames

Simple minded flake. Who’s gonna go around wearing a MAGA hat in Chicago . . . on the streets at night.

tjohns16
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tjohns16

It’s really amazing all the garbage forced on this country by homosexuals. From television to movies to crimes against children in churches, school curriculums, and fake hate crimes. Not to mention them adopting young children and being some of Planned Parenthood’s most avid and biggest financial supporters. Horribly pathetic

Proud Nana
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Proud Nana

Honestly I hope LeBron James is next for his pathetic racist games.

Rx No
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Rx No

We were robbed of a perp walk on this one. I was hoping that he’d have to be hauled in cuffed kicking and screaming but I guess we can’t have it all, oh well maybe he wail like a banshee at arraignment as a consolation prize.

Proud Nana
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Proud Nana

Look at me, I’m a homosexual and black and I saw a MAGA hat, HELP !!!

RWrad
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RWrad

CNN will have to put Don Lemon on suicide watch. This is devastating news to him.

Conserv_58
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Conserv_58

Apparently, Smollett’s lawyer convinced him to stop the charade and turn himself in. Smollette should be arraigned for perpetrating a manufactured racist hate crime.

Proud Nana
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Proud Nana

What say you demonRats ?

Tre
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Tre

Why weren’t CNNs camera rolling as he was arrested since they’re so good at having hunches as to when raids would be going down?

Proud Nana
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Proud Nana

Good, lying racist homosexual jerk !

Rx No
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Rx No

This is what’s gong threw my brain as I read this post.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXTn2gSG7es&frags=pl%2Cwn

tjohns16
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tjohns16

A fake hate crime built on nothing but blatant lies. The homosexual Smollett could have easily gotten somebody killed with his attention seeking sick hoax. Dirty tricks like this are a smack in the face to all honest blacks and whites. Throw the book at him.

nece9
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nece9

Are Kamala and Booker going to post bail for their “lynching” victim?

The Right Scoop
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The Right Scoop

I just updated the story with a better video from CBS Chicago instead of the CNN video. They include more details about the arrest itself.

Dry Loop
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Dry Loop

CNN was very quiet about this story the last few days,it pains them to cover it

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