Remembering TCPaul, 2016-2019

No Video Yet in Chicago "MAGA" Attack

https://www.breitbart.com/news/poli ce-no-footage-yet-of-alle anotherjd01/30/19
MAGA ninjas? zuma01/30/19
It’s been like 24 hours. Cops are a union job so you can a jorgedeclaro01/30/19
The area where Jussie was walking was contained, maybe a sma trijocker01/30/19
predicted conclusion: In about a week, the Chicago PD will i toooldtocare01/30/19
Do white racists even watch Empire? Can't believe they woul doublefriedchicken01/30/19
I notice even the primary media outlets are reporting cautio brokelawyer01/30/19
They are? That’s not what I saw yesterday. jorgedeclaro01/30/19
According to NBC news, CPD has reviewed "hundreds" of hours toooldtocare01/30/19
Im a little surprised. anotherjd01/30/19
I am too, although NBC also mentioned that the attack happen toooldtocare01/30/19
And are expected to release a surveillance video. That’s a jorgedeclaro01/30/19
12 detectives and 36 hours of reviewing film and they releas zuma01/30/19
Where did you get the 1:30am time? jorgedeclaro01/30/19
"The department issued a community alert along with the imag zuma01/30/19
If the attack occurred at 300 block on lower North Water, th jorgedeclaro01/31/19
They have 12 detectives on it because the show is filming in whatnext01/30/19
Chicago PD just released photos of two men walking Of cours trijocker01/30/19
His manager claimed to be on the phone with him and heard th walkingparadox01/31/19
Hundreds of people are murdered in Chicago each year but thi trickydick01/31/19
Why are you surprised? This happened in Houston as well just walkingparadox01/31/19
Neighbor saw a redneck hanging out with a rope Right outsid trijocker01/31/19
If it is true, we will be hearing about it daily.. for decad plumber01/31/19
Y’all are clamoring to not believe this guy. Let it play o pherc01/31/19
Fox 32 Chicago reporter Rafer Weigel said “My sources in C anotherjd01/31/19
That name has to be fake. If you said his name was Skylord J jorgedeclaro01/31/19
Sometimes real life is weirder than a Skylord Jimmy. http wutwutwut01/31/19
It’s like the stage name of a guy who does children’s si jorgedeclaro01/31/19
Smollett put out a statement which says “Jussie has told t jorgedeclaro01/31/19
https://www.crazydaysandnights.net/ 2019/01/blind-item-6_31.h plumber01/31/19



anotherjd (Jan 30, 2019 - 1:06 pm)

https://www.breitbart.com/news/police-no-footage-yet-of-alleged-attack-on-empire-actor

Doubt they ever will find any corroboration.

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zuma (Jan 30, 2019 - 2:53 pm)

MAGA ninjas?

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jorgedeclaro (Jan 30, 2019 - 2:57 pm)

It’s been like 24 hours. Cops are a union job so you can assume they overestimated there work and flubbed on the details. Reviewed “hundreds of hours of footage” means they watched 2 hours of tape while also browsing Youtube and playing candy crush. I’m skeptical of the account but the fact that the police haven’t conclusively proved or disproved the report in a day doesn’t mean jack squat.

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trijocker (Jan 30, 2019 - 3:25 pm)

The area where Jussie was walking was contained, maybe a small alley
The media showed cameras on the walls, yet the police have found nothing.
Or the "attack" didn't take place where he said it did.
I still have the most trouble with the red squiggle line drawing threatening him
with a return address marked "MAGA".

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toooldtocare (Jan 30, 2019 - 3:26 pm)

predicted conclusion: In about a week, the Chicago PD will issue a press release stating that they've reviewed all available surveillance tape and were unable to identify any suspects. Case will be closed pending receipt of additional pertinent information.
Less than a day later the leaks will start from Chicago PD about what they really did-or did not-find.

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doublefriedchicken (Jan 30, 2019 - 3:50 pm)

Do white racists even watch Empire? Can't believe they would know who this was.

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brokelawyer (Jan 30, 2019 - 4:05 pm)

I notice even the primary media outlets are reporting cautiously on this one. The whole thing is just weird.

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jorgedeclaro (Jan 30, 2019 - 7:41 pm)

They are? That’s not what I saw yesterday.

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toooldtocare (Jan 30, 2019 - 7:45 pm)

According to NBC news, CPD has reviewed "hundreds" of hours of video, and has identified "persons of interest" they are now seeking. Also, according to NBC, there are 12 detectives working full time on the case investigation.

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anotherjd (Jan 30, 2019 - 7:58 pm)

Im a little surprised.

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toooldtocare (Jan 30, 2019 - 8:23 pm)

I am too, although NBC also mentioned that the attack happened in the neighborhood where he's living...which would explain the attackers knowing who he was. Still, the facts seem so over the top; wait and see, but only in the good 'ole USA would this even be plausible.

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jorgedeclaro (Jan 30, 2019 - 8:35 pm)

And are expected to release a surveillance video. That’s awesome.

According to the article, the attack took place in an area where there are apartments and parking garages but no retail. I’m going to speculate this means it occurred around North Water Street and McClung, probably on the elevated part. Google Street view only shows one conspicuous camera on that street.

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zuma (Jan 30, 2019 - 9:34 pm)

12 detectives and 36 hours of reviewing film and they release a grainy picture of 2 random guys walking down a nearby street 30 minutes before the 2 am downtown Chicago bleach-and-roping attack by the Empire-watching arctic MAGA ninjas.

What a farce.

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jorgedeclaro (Jan 30, 2019 - 9:40 pm)

Where did you get the 1:30am time?

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zuma (Jan 30, 2019 - 9:48 pm)

"The department issued a community alert along with the images that said the two people were walking on New Street near Illinois Street between 1:30 a.m. and 1:45 a.m."

https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-empire-persons-of-interest-20190130-story.html

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jorgedeclaro (Jan 31, 2019 - 12:20 pm)

If the attack occurred at 300 block on lower North Water, that intersects with New St.. New St. and Illinois is one intersection up (towards the Subway). New St is one of two logical paths from where the attack allegedly occurred to the Subway.

I applaud Smollett for not handing over his phone, but he should screen shot the call information with his manager if this did happen. The time of the call would pin down the time of the attack since his manager claims he was on the phone with Smollett when it happened.

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whatnext (Jan 30, 2019 - 11:45 pm)

They have 12 detectives on it because the show is filming in Chicago at the moment. City don't want Hollywood to think it's open season on actors.

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trijocker (Jan 30, 2019 - 10:03 pm)

Chicago PD just released photos of two men walking
Of course, there is no time stamp, and they could have been walking home from a bar.
No signs of rope or bleach either.


https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-empire-persons-of-interest-20190130-story.html

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walkingparadox (Jan 31, 2019 - 8:52 am)

His manager claimed to be on the phone with him and heard the "MAGA comments" now. Smollett refused to give his phone to police. Hmmmmm.

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trickydick (Jan 31, 2019 - 12:48 am)

Hundreds of people are murdered in Chicago each year but this is what compels the local police to launch a dragnet. Wow. This stupid country.

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walkingparadox (Jan 31, 2019 - 8:48 am)

Why are you surprised? This happened in Houston as well just a few weeks ago.

This case was brought on by the media and the actor. It got it in the spotlight, the FBI got involved due to the mail and the "hate crime" status.

Should the police NOT have believed him? It seems you would be appalled if this was happening and the police did nothing (look at that crime going on under their noses!), yet are upset when they do try to do something.

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trijocker (Jan 31, 2019 - 9:04 am)

Neighbor saw a redneck hanging out with a rope
Right outside Jussie's apartment, just waiting.
She went to walk her dog at 1230 am, and was creeped out by two loitering rednecks.



https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6653123/Jussie-Smolletts-neighbor-says-saw-redneck-rope-outside-apartment-attack.html

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plumber (Jan 31, 2019 - 9:34 am)

If it is true, we will be hearing about it daily.. for decades on end.

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pherc (Jan 31, 2019 - 9:44 am)

Y’all are clamoring to not believe this guy. Let it play out. Also, wonder if those who are bending over backwards to poke holes in this are the same folks who embraced the story/defense of the MAGA covington kid no questions asked.

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anotherjd (Jan 31, 2019 - 12:28 pm)

Fox 32 Chicago reporter Rafer Weigel said “My sources in Chicago PD are telling me this is looking more and more like a hoax.”

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jorgedeclaro (Jan 31, 2019 - 3:04 pm)

That name has to be fake. If you said his name was Skylord Jimmy even that would sound more realistic.

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wutwutwut (Jan 31, 2019 - 3:17 pm)

Sometimes real life is weirder than a Skylord Jimmy.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rafer_Weigel

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jorgedeclaro (Jan 31, 2019 - 3:31 pm)

It’s like the stage name of a guy who does children’s sing along songs with an acoustic guitar but then also attends furry conventions.

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jorgedeclaro (Jan 31, 2019 - 7:12 pm)

Smollett put out a statement which says “Jussie has told the police everything from the very beginning. His story has never changed, and we are hopeful they will find these men and bring them to justice.”

As far as I can tell, the only people who have publicly questioned the story are far-right online journals. It would seem to be an odd statement to include if no one has suggested the story isn’t true. I suspect that the cops have expressed some skepticism at Smollett or something like that which led to this statement.

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plumber (Jan 31, 2019 - 3:02 pm)

https://www.crazydaysandnights.net/2019/01/blind-item-6_31.html

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