FactBook: The Jussie Smollett attack


  • Chicago, Illinois
  • East North Lower Water Street
  • 300 block


  • date: Tuesday 29Jan18
  • time: 0200
  • temperature: cold, polar vortex


  • allegedly Jussie Smollett was walking down the street
  • 2 people yelled racial and homophobic comments
  • then poured an unknown substance on him
  • then hit him
  • then put a rope around his neck and fled

What is a hate crime

  • the FBI has defined a hate crime as a “criminal offense against a person or property motivated in whole or in part by an offender’s bias against a race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, ethnicity, gender, or gender identity.”