NEW: ‘Jussie Smollett Case: Special Prosecutor Appointed’

This is wild. A very significant story submitted to reddit in the last day by the user AMW1234 titled Jussie Smollett Case: Special Prosecutor Appointed is gaining some traction, having got 41 comments already at the time of writing. You can read the initial story (posted by nytimes.com) at this link. This was posted at 2019-08-23 23:37:12 and has an ID of cufjc4. Some comments on this story are as follows (and you can comment here if you have anything to add):

  • “Reminiscent of Tawana Brawley and Al Sharpton in Nov 1987. Incident destroyed lives of innocent people.“, posted by the user BYUMSEE at 2019-08-24 05:20:33. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is subjective.
  • “Dudes just wasting everyone’s time“, posted by the user BashfulTurtle at 2019-08-24 04:18:09. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is objective.
  • “Good god: how hard is it to just hold somebody accountable?“, posted by the user Oryx at 2019-08-24 02:18:32. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is subjective.
  • “The Chicago Democrat party thinks Kim did nothing wrong, apparently:

    https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-cook-county-states-attorney… (limiting to 140 characters)”, posted by the user dscott06 at 2019-08-24 01:36:11. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is subjective.

  • “[Tribune coverage if you can’t open NYT](https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-jussie-smollett-special-prosecutor-20190823-djyyok3… (limiting to 140 characters)”, posted by the user mikechi2501 at 2019-08-24 01:06:34. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is objective.
  • “I, for one, am happy that Jussie started the conversation: it’s about time we start holding accountable those who make patently false crimi… (limiting to 140 characters)”, posted by the user AMW1234 at 2019-08-24 00:47:56. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is subjective.
  • “Hes so deep with this lie, consistently doubling down on his bullshit. Gay Tupac’s ego got him all fucked up.“, posted by the user Stkittsdad at 2019-08-24 00:35:50. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is objective.
  • “Torch and pitchfork sales skyrocket!“, posted by the user Maxwyfe at 2019-08-23 23:57:32. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is objective.
  • “I hate this man.

    People are suffering hate crimes, and every idiot who goes out and does something like this just gives people more amm… (limiting to 140 characters)”, posted by the user ClockworkDreamz at 2019-08-23 23:47:45. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is subjective.

  • “Welp someone is going to jail.“, posted by the user VESTINGboot at 2019-08-23 23:43:55. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is objective.

As this is of great concern to me, I am digging deeper into this development and will write a new story as soon as we know more.

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