Smollett Case Revives Questions On Laquan McDonald, Justice
CHICAGO (AP) — After a grand jury revived criminal charges against Jussie Smollett, his case and that of a teenager shot by Chicago police reopened arguments about the role of race and class in the justice system. Almost a year ago, county prosecutors dropped charges that the “Empire” actor hired two men to fake a racist and anti-gay attack on Smollett to further his career. Delmarie Cobb is a local media and political consultant. She says she thinks less about Smollett's account of what happened, which she never believed, than about the city's slow response to the 2014 shooting of Laquan McDonald.