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When white people lie in America they send them for medical evaluation; when blacks lie, its the death penalty!
So let’s review Ryan Lochte’s lying incident vs. Jussie Smollett, and the public reaction.
In 2016, Ryan Lochte, the multiple Olympic medal swimmer, reported that he and several team members were robbed at gun point while returning to the Olympic Village in Rio. ✨
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According to Ryan, “We got pulled over, in the taxi, and these guys came out with a badge, a police badge, no lights, no nothing just a police badge and they pulled us over. They pulled out their guns, they told the other swimmers to get down on the ground — they got down on the ground. I refused, I was like we didn’t do anything wrong, so — I’m not getting down on the ground.” “And then the guy pulled out his gun, he cocked it, put it to my forehead and he said, ‘Get down,’ and I put my hands up, I was like ‘whatever.’ He took our money, he took my wallet — he left my cell phone, he left my credentials,” he added. 🤔🤔🤔🤔 *
Not only did details in Lochte’s story change with subsequent tellings, but Brazilian police officials unearthed a gas station security tape that apparently showed the swimmers kicking down a bathroom door and fighting with a security guard. Lochte’s own friends later contradicted his original account. There was no robbery. 🙄🙄🙄 *
Lochte performed 20 hours of community service before reinstatement, and spent part of his suspension appearing on "Dancing With the Stars”. In evaluating Ryan’s behaviour, “It doesn’t surprise me. People typically lie under stress. When in fear, people lie,” says Dr. Melinda Paige, who teaches clinical medical health counseling at Atlanta’s Argosy University. 🤷♂️🤷♂️🤷♂️🤷♂️ *
Jussie Smollett allegedly lied. Many, including blacks have concluded that if convicted, he is done for and never to recover from this. I say to them - put down your stones, send the guy for some evaluation, assign him community service and invite him do the halftime show at the superbowl. I doubt he will be as bad as Maroon 5 or Madonna. 🍵 ☕️