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Chicago, Illinois / Hate Crime / Smollett Case / A Discussion #1135963

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 26, 2019
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Breaking news from Chicago of the surprise dismissal of all charges against actor Jussie Smollett for staging a hate crime attack introduced. [With Wolf Blitzer, Mayor Rahm EMANUEL - says Smollett used resources for what was a hoax & he used hate crime law for self-promotion.]

(Palm Beach, Florida: Randi Kaye) The Smollett case with the brothers saying they were paid to stage the hate crime attack with the charges being dropped today reviewed. [On ABC, SMOLLETT - describes the attack; denies making this up.] [Chicago police Supt. Eddie JOHNSON - questions why a black man would make false accusations: he was dissatisfied with his salary.] [JOHNSON, EMANUEL - criticize the dismissal & Smollett.] [SMOLLETT - responds.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's attorney Paul Callan & former LAPD sergeant Cheryl Dorsey about Smollett. [CALLAN - offers views on the bizarre dismissal of the case after police resources were spent, the argument for dismissal & the sealing of the case file, how the prosecution botched the case.] [From Irvine, California, DORSEY - offers views on the lingering questions about Smollett: the haves & have nots.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Kaye, Randi

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