According to the FDLE, Peterson refused to investigate the source of gunshots during the shooting and retreated while victims were being shot. Peterson also told law enforcement who had just arrived to remain 500 feet from the building.
Smollett was sued by the Chicago police for $130,000, hoping to recoup overtime costs related to their weeks-long investigation. Smollett didn’t pay and with fines and penalties could now be on the hook for nearly $400,000.
The New York State Legislature passed the “Manafort Law,” making double jeopardy legal, as the state appears to be planning to charge Manafort with the same crimes he was charged with under federal law.
A memorandum from 2009 shows that Israelis received full access to the NSA’s massive surveillance data troves, including the phone and internet records of American citizens and citizens of third-party countries. American official made sure to exempt themselves from this massive invasion of privacy.