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Race hate hoaxer Jussie Smollett gets appeal bail

In December, American actor Jussie Smollett was found guilty by a jury of falsely reporting a hate crime against himself.

He claimed two racist Trump supporters wearing MAGA hats beat him up. It turned out he had paid two Nigerian brothers to stage the whole thing so that he could pretend to be a victim of a racist and homophobic hate crime.

Earlier this month, Smollett was sentenced to 150 days in Cook County jail, and 30 months of felony probation, as well as restitution of $120,106 and a $25,000 fine.

Since then, Smollett was ordered to be released from jail after posting a personal recognizance bond of $150,000 by an appeals court pending the appeal against his convictions.

In Australia, a convicted person must ordinarily demonstrate exceptional circumstances in order to get appeal bail. The position appears to be different in America.

Jussie Smollett sentenced to 150 days in jail for fake hate crime hoax

Last year, American actor Jussie Smollett was found guilty by a jury of faking a hate crime against himself.

But many in the media had believed him. His tale was simply too good to be false.

Brainless Brooke Baldwin of CNN lamented that “And this is America in 2019“.

She was correct, but not quite in the way she meant it.

America in 2019 was a country whose ruling class was obsessed with race and identity politics, and desperate to find instances of racism in order to justify their obsessions.

That remained the case the following year, when a white kid who shot some violent rioters in Kenosha, Wisconsin in self-defence was immediately characterized as a white supremist, even though all three rioters he shot were white.

Jussie Smollett understood this and figured that being the victim of a violent racist attack would spectacularly boost his profile.

He was proven right. Soon after, America’s ruling class unconditionally accepted his tale, and used it to condemn the entire country.

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