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Chicago police say the FBI is handling the investigation surrounding the letter, because that’s a federal-level concern.
it would seem as though Smollett could be charged under the lynching bill his friend Kamala Harris has been trying to pass.
originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
originally posted by: UncleTomahawk
If police feel they have a solid case then they would not convene a grand jury to decide the evidence.
Why would the police convene anything? That's not their job. Learn how our system functions.
originally posted by: riiver
a reply to: UncleTomahawk
Did you miss the part where he bought the rope they supposedly put around his neck himself?
originally posted by: RadioRobert
a reply to: AugustusMasonicus
It's the old saw "the wheels of justice grind slowly, but exceedingly fine".
“There are no plans for Jussie Smollett to meet with Chicago police today,” Smollett spokeswoman Anne Kavanagh said in an emailed statement Monday. “Any news reports suggesting otherwise are inaccurate. Smollett's attorneys will keep an active dialogue going with Chicago police on his behalf. We have no further comment today.”
In response to Kavanagh’s statement, Anthony Guglielmi, the Police Department’s chief spokesman, reiterated the detectives’ desire to talk to Smollett about the case. Guglielmi said he hopes there’s a “mutually beneficial time” that can be worked out between the detectives and Smollett’s lawyers to make that happen.
The Sun-Times reported Sunday that Smollett may speak with detectives Monday, citing the actor’s new attorney, Todd Pugh.
Sources say at least one of the brothers bought the rope used in the incident at Smollett’s request. The sources also say the “Empire” actor paid for the rope, which was purchased at the Crafty Beaver Hardware Store in the Ravenswood neighborhood the weekend of Jan. 25.
Jussie Smollett appeared in a reading of the Tony-winning play Take Me Out the day before his attack, about a biracial baseball player coming out as gay
In the play, the lead character is called a 'f****t' and 'n****r' by his teammates, slurs that Smollett later said were screamed by his alleged attackers
He went from the reading to the airport so he could return to Chicago to film the final episodes of the fourth season of Empire, but his flight was delayed
Sources tell DailyMail.com that investigators believe that Smollett then used Instagram to alert his alleged attackers as to his location via stories he posted
His last story that night was posted when he landed in Chicago, and soon after he went out in 10 degree weather to get a sandwich at 2am from Subway
A spokesperson said that police are 'not in a position to confirm, deny or comment on the validity of what's been unofficially released' at this time