[Discussion] On Television, Cinema and Race

Thread for race issues in media.

Birth Of a Nation
This movie isn't do so good. I think this is because black people are tired of slave type movies, white people don't want the white guilt, and everybody else is turned off by the rape case. I mean this in general. This is just a perfect storm for the downfall of the movie.

Surviving Compton
Straight out of compton left out the ladies. This lifetime show means to correct that. I believe all of the production was done by women.

Mulan live.
All Chinese cast. Maybe the dumb choices of Gods of Egypt are over.

I think Smollett should hold a press conference and claim total exoneration.

I was thinking that the cops did something so bad that it wouldn't be possible to find him guilty even if he is guilty. I doubt they would seal the case to protect the actor but they would to protect the police image.

Baron Of Hell wrote:

I was thinking that the cops did something so bad that it wouldn't be possible to find him guilty even if he is guilty. I doubt they would seal the case to protect the actor but they would to protect the police image.

This is sound reasoning when dealing with CPD.

The Chicago police union is now demanding a federal investigation of Cook County State's Attorney's actions in the case.

Phrased differently, the union of the police department that operated an illegal, off-the-books black site interrogation facility that violated the constitutional and civil rights of thousands of mostly black Chicago residents wants the feds to investigate the Cook County State's Attorney.

Holy sh*t. So the words in my link? A direct quote to the story 6 hours ago, supposedly from the judge.

The link now goes to a story 180 degrees from that.

A "whitewash of justice", eh... that seems like a poorly thought out statement.

I firmly believe that the Chicago PD's only goal was to destroy Smollett's reputation. I would consider their efforts a resounding success; even progressives have turned against him.

oilypenguin wrote:

Holy sh*t. So the words in my link? A direct quote to the story 6 hours ago, supposedly from the judge.

The link now goes to a story 180 degrees from that.

Yeah that was a direct quote from the defense attorney not the judge. There has been no statement from the courts on the resolution. The only court statement to this point has confirmed the bond forfeiture.

Hard to determine what to believe when you've got the CPD in one corner and a guy who claims he was attacked by two black, MAGA hat wearing brothers who he had paid $2,500 to in the other.

Throw in the DA saying she would recuse herself due to a conflict of interest, but then not actually recusing herself and they're ensuring this story will never go away.
https://lawandcrime.com/high-profile...