Jemele Hill’s Woke Take on Carlee Russell Hoax Ignites Backlash


When it became obvious, even before Hoover Police Department made it official, that Alabama resident Carlee Russel, 24, faked her “kidnapping,” people of all backgrounds seemed to agree that she should be punished for the stunt she committed.

Russell’s confession was followed by a statement from prosecutors that they would try to pursue criminal charges against Russell for “falsely reporting to law enforcement” and “falsely reporting an event.” They were however limited by the state laws.

Alabama state legislators also reacted accordingly. One, April Weaver, (R), announced she would try to make faking a kidnapping a felony rather than a misdemeanor in the February 2024 session of the legislature:

In a press release, Sen. Weaver stated that “this fictitious abduction caused fear and shocked not only in the district I represent but also across our state and country.” “Individuals that concoct, carry out, and lead law enforcement officers on wild-goose chases for their deceptive acts must be punished severely.”

Sen. Weaver stated that her bill would include harsh prison sentences as well as a requirement for restitution of the costs incurred by law enforcement during a hoax kidnapping.

Jemele Hill, the former ESPN commentator who was woke, became faux fended and made Carlee Russel and other black women look like they were the victims.

Hill followed up her tweet with “Alawama is going to Alabama every damn time” by writing “A law has already been passed.” This is why she was hit with three charges and will have to pay restitution. They want to make her an example because she is a Black woman.

It’s not clear if Russell has to pay restitution. However, authorities are also trying to achieve this.

Hill said that she did not object to Russell being punished, but repeated her claim about Alabama allegedly being a state of racism because some Republican legislators want harsher punishments for crimes such as the one Russell committed.

She’s been charged already and is likely to have to pay restitution. This lawmaker was overzealous because it was a Black woman at the center of the hoax. If she were a white woman I can assure you that nobody would have introduced a law strengthening the laws against lying to police.

After that, she brought up the 1994 Susan Smith case out of South Carolina as an example of a situation where a new law should have been introduced but wasn’t because Smith was white. This was an exceptionally dumb argument to make considering Smith is serving life in prison for murdering her two young sons after leaving them to drown in a car, but then again this is Jemele Hill we’re talking about so go figure.

Hill also wondered where “the new law” was for white women who fake kidnappings in states like California, apparently unaware of the 2016 Sherri Papini case where the 39-year-old mother was sentenced to 18 months in prison for faking her kidnapping. She was also ordered to pay restitution “for losses incurred by the California Victim Compensation Board, the Social Security Administration, the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.”

Does Hill feel the same way about Democrat State Rep. Juandalynn Givan who is reportedly also looking at legislation to increase penalties?

Incredibly, yes:

“I don’t know why people don’t understand that marginalized groups often carry the water of white supremacy. Donald Trump won the support of more than half of white women, despite his promise to take away their reproductive rights. Black police officers are just as anti-Black as other people. This ain’t difficult.”

All of this is stupid. Leftists’ obsession with being woke has led to a lot of debates and discussions devolving into nonsense.

This is exactly what I have said about the effect of militant identity politics. They become bitter people who cannot see anything beyond the lens of race, sex, or any other factor. You lose sight of what people are, and your ability to judge based on their actions.

It is not enough to just counter the woke B.S. When it comes up, you just have to hope that those who hold this view will someday see the light. It’s a miserable and lonely place.