Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Lone Black Juror Said Jussie Smollette's Story Made No Sense


Last week actor Jussie Smollett was convicted on 5 of 6 felony counts of disorderly conduct for staging a hate crime hoax in Chicago [click here if you missed that]. 

The single Black juror on the case said Jussie's story just didn't add up...

The 63-year-old, who lives in Bellwood, is a retired Cook County Forest Preserves employee. He's married with two sons who are around Smollett's age.
He said the actor's claim that the Osundairo brothers attacked him for real simply made no sense.
"Two o'clock in the morning. Cold outside. When you just use your common sense as what's there, yeah it just, it didn't add up," said Hope.
He also said the noose, used in the staged attack, was a critical piece of evidence. After wearing the rope home, Smollett claimed he took it off then put it on for police to see.
"As an African American person, I'm not putting that noose back on at all," Hope stated.
Hope said the jury never argued, was never deadlocked, and simply took its time to be thorough during nine and a half hours of deliberation. He praised his fellow jurors, but said he was disappointed to be the lone African American on the panel.
"Because how can we say that this is a jury of your peers when there's only one African American?" he explained. "And there were plenty there, so you could've gotten two, three four. African Americans can handle the truth, too. And we can give an impartial judgement on a case."

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

I want Mr. Hope to take his fat a$$ to the dentist and fix the cracked front tooth. It makes no sense that a grown man want take care of his teeth.

Anonymous said...

Hope he takes care of that for sure. Then speak out.

Anonymous said...

That one cracked tooth hanging from his skull is not cute.

Anonymous said...

Shit at least Hope is not a pearly white, straight-teeth narcissistic liar like Jussie!

ms mac said...

Cracked tooth aside, this man actually does have common sense, unlike Bussie. And he's 100% right. What kind of Black man would tie a noose around his own neck just to prove a point? That must've been his daddy's side showing out. Brothas being hanged requires no demonstration.

Anonymous said...

@1259, 117, 123

3 fucking idiots.

Anonymous said...

No sympathy here for Jussie. He ruined his own career. Dummy!

Anonymous said...

5:52 PM So that means you have a raggedy mouth, full of broken teeth, gingivitis and no dental insurance. Bloop

The King Of The Real said...

Juicy out here trying to get EGOT on one situation.

Anonymous said...

@5:52 why you mad is that your husband or daddy?

Susie said...

That man spoke commonsense. I see no reason to go in on him about his appearance. He is / was simply a juror and not an actor -

Susie said...

Common sense

Anonymous said...

Nobody should be walking around with cracked teeth. He had a good job with dental insurance. They picked him to represent us as a group.
Juicy is tried and convicted. Enough said.

Anonymous said...

Maybe the man had a traumatic experience at a dental office or a chronic illness is preventing him from getting the surgery he needs. Either way I'm glad they got someone with sense to serve on that jury.

Anonymous said...

That was a jury of his peers. He has a White daddy.

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