As the investigation turns on the Empire star, it's important not to confuse "reality" with "narrative."
Robby SoaveI have covered numerous hoax hate incidents on college campuses, and I have testified about hate crime statistics before the US Commission on Civil Rights. Here's why I found Jussie Smollett suspicious
Robby SoaveMy latest: Jussie Smollett reminds us that some hate crimes are hoaxes—and the statistics are a mess
Robby SoaveReports Claim Jussie Smollet Allegedly Staged Hate Crime Attack, Police Say News Is 'Unconfirmed, Inaccurate’
Robby SoaveThe attorney for the two men told ABC they knew Smollet from work, and TMZ has reported that they are the two men on surveillance footage... that really paints a pretty compelling picture of a hoax, even if the cops want to drag their feet a bit longer.
Robby SoaveBut both Chicago PD and Fox studios have pushed back on these claims. Police say they are "unconfirmed, inaccurate."
The mass shooting became a story about gun control. But it's also a story of incomprehensible government failure.
Robby SoaveOne year after Parkland, there's a story about the shooting that didn't get quite as much attention as it deserved: the staggering incompetence of law enforcement agencies, which might have prevented the tragedy or minimized the death toll
The government penalizes schools that let kids play on swings for more than 15 minutes.
Robby SoaveStraight out of catch-22: Washington daycares have to destroy the swing sets because kids who swing for more than 15 minutes get marked down on the state "Early Achiever" test, which awards much-needed subsidies to regulation-choked schools reason.com/blog/2019/02/1…@FreeRangeKids
"I have never seen anything like this before... this is beyond the pale."
Robby SoaveThis is outrageous. One of the most horrific cases of police mistreatment of a human being I have ever seen. They tasered him, handcuffed him, pinned him, kicked him, pulled his pants down, and tasered his testicles. Cruelty does not begin to describe it.