from the Blaze:
Internet loses it over ambiguous photo of Chicago inmates shoveling in freezing temps — then the sheriff’s office provides full picture
Except, naturally, the internet didn’t get the full scope of things, and appearances are not always what they seem.
What are the details?
A Chicago-area resident snapped a photo of Cook County jail inmates shoveling sidewalks on the side of the road and shared it on Snapchat. It later made its way to Facebook with the caption, “They got the inmates cleaning with no real winter gear.”
At least six inmates can be seen in the photo, which has gone viral at the time of this writing, with many commenters expressing their outrage over the inmates’ treatment.
One commenter wrote, “Before we judge we don’t know what crimes they committed or what they in jail for. Plus they probably also doing this as work. But this is still messed up.”
Another added, “Chicago! Give those inmates the tools and proper attire for the job! They are human too just like everyone else!”