NEW: ‘Chicago judge may tap special prosecutor to review actor Jussie Smollett’s case’

A crazy story just came across my desk. A unique story submitted to reddit in the last day by the user riqelme titled Chicago judge may tap special prosecutor to review actor Jussie Smollett’s case is gaining some traction, having got 55 comments already at the time of writing. You can read the initial story (posted by reuters.com) at this link. This was posted at 2019-08-23 20:30:38 and has an ID of cud7vb. Here are some initial comments on what’s going on:

  • “Is this really that big of a deal? The guy ruined his career and reputation. He’s already done far more damage to himself than anyone else.“, posted by the user lout_zoo at 2019-08-24 04:15:19. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is objective.
  • “Pretty sure at this point he is more well known as a lying piece of shit than for any of his shows.“, posted by the user You_know_THAT_guy at 2019-08-24 01:51:23. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is subjective.
  • “At this point the amount of time and energy that’s gone into freaking out about this case is far greater than the actual harm.“, posted by the user tehmlem at 2019-08-24 00:31:48. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is subjective.
  • “Let it go. There are plenty of prosecutorial missteps if you wanted to go there.“, posted by the user goo321 at 2019-08-23 23:39:53. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is objective.
  • “Chris Rock was right. Can we just call this guy Jessie now? He’s been demoted.“, posted by the user Kavanaughs_Calendar at 2019-08-23 23:09:48. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is subjective.
  • “Anybody that’s wants anything bad to happen to this guy is just a racist homophobe“, posted by the user Fookingidiot at 2019-08-23 21:46:22. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is objective.
  • “Will they look into Kamala Harris’s involvement? Also never forget how fast Cory Booker jumped on that train.“, posted by the user JustAMoronOnAToilet at 2019-08-23 20:52:16. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is subjective.
  • “Let’s hope we finally get some “justice for Jussie”. Two years in prison sounds fair for attempting to start a national race war just to pum… (limiting to 140 characters)”, posted by the user ShitHitsTheMan at 2019-08-23 20:51:26. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is subjective.
  • “Actual legislation was passed{helped} by this hoax….. That is the one thing being swept under the rug.

    Wake up people“, posted by the user Pingman11 at 2019-08-23 20:35:20. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is objective.

  • “Good. Watching a rich dude walk away from 16 felonies was fucking disgusting.“, posted by the user CrnlButtcheeks at 2019-08-23 20:34:45. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is subjective.

As this is of great concern to me, we are researching more into this right now and will write a new story as soon as we have more information.

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