Smollett case revives questions on Laquan McDonald, justice

DON BABWIN Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — When a grand jury revived the criminal case against Jussie Smollett, the indictment for many people called to mind two nights on two different streets in the same big city. On one Chicago street was a wealthy, famous black man who claimed he was a victim of a racist, anti-gay attack. On the other street was a black teenager shot 16 times by a white police officer. A day after Smollett was charged for a second time with staging the attack, the two cases reopened divisive arguments about the role of race and class in the justice system and what fairness looks like. "The integrity of the legal system is at stake," said David Erickson, a former state appellate judge who teaches at Chicago Kent College of Law. If Smollett "would have walked awa
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