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Fri Dec 3, 2021, 08:15 PM

The Jussie Smollett trial is getting just plain weird

So this happened:

A defense attorney called for a mistrial in the Jussie Smollett trial Thursday, after a wild few moments in which she accused the judge of lunging at her.

As CBS 2ís Charlie De Mar reported, this happened during a sidebar conversation with attorneys from both sides and Cook County Judge James Linn. Defense attorney Tamara Walker asked for a mistrial because of a comment that Judge Linn made, and then she began crying and accused Judge Linn of physically lunging at her in the courtroom.

Judge Linn denied the accusations, and also denied the motion for a mistrial. But it all amounted to some chaotic moments in the courtroom.

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Another attorney for Smollett also accused Judge Linn of snarling and making faces throughout the testimony.


edit: Whoops, forgot the link. https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/12/03/jussie-smollett-trial-defense-suggests-abel-osundairo-who-said-he-was-paid-to-help-stage-attack-had-secret-romantic-relationship-with-smollett/

Been paying some attention. Apparently everyone involved may be gay. The defense is claiming a romantic entanglement with one of the attackers, visits to a bathhouse, a pic of one of them on a Pride float.

The defense is losing. So now there's this attempted mess. I mean, it's entertaining, but still.

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Sympthsical Dec 2021 OP
FBaggins Dec 2021 #1
Sympthsical Dec 2021 #5
Skittles Dec 2021 #6
XanaDUer2 Dec 2021 #2
ecstatic Dec 2021 #3
Sympthsical Dec 2021 #4
Takket Dec 2021 #7
BlackSkimmer Dec 2021 #8

Response to Sympthsical (Original post)

Fri Dec 3, 2021, 08:22 PM

1. Getting?

Everything about this story has been weird since the first day.

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Response to FBaggins (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 3, 2021, 08:29 PM

5. I never believed it from the start

It was too stupidly outrageous.

I happened to be in Chicago when it happened. The polar vortex was absolutely vicious. I have a picture somewhere of the local weather forecast when I was there. Wind chills as bad as -50. I could only go outside to shovel in five minute shifts. And that was with many, many layers.

So this whole, "Just walking through the city for a sandwich!" bit had everyone going, "Sure." The noose and bleach and MAGA hats. At 2 AM. In Chicago.

Just stupid. The man's a narcissist.

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Response to Sympthsical (Reply #5)

Fri Dec 3, 2021, 08:36 PM

6. I thought it sounded ridiculous too

yup

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Response to Sympthsical (Original post)

Fri Dec 3, 2021, 08:22 PM

2. Thanks for sharing nt

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Response to Sympthsical (Original post)

Fri Dec 3, 2021, 08:23 PM

3. How do you watch?

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Response to ecstatic (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 3, 2021, 08:25 PM

4. It's not televised as far as I know.

I just read about testimony and things.

The Chicago papers have been keeping pretty close tabs on everything.

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Response to Sympthsical (Original post)

Fri Dec 3, 2021, 08:43 PM

7. gonna guess that "we're getting our ass kicked so I'll accuse the judge of attacking me...

...and making faces to see if i can get a mistrial out of that"

is probably not a winning strategy.

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Response to Sympthsical (Original post)

Fri Dec 3, 2021, 09:54 PM

8. I heard about the lawyer crying in court.

I thought she accused the judge of making faces at her, didnít hear the lunging thing.

Some lawyer. SMH.

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