Once Again, Social Media Jumps to the Wrong Conclusion

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from the Blaze:

Internet loses it over ambiguous photo of Chicago inmates shoveling in freezing temps — then the sheriff’s office provides full picture

A photo of Chicago-area inmates shoveling snow in freezing temperatures has sparked an outrage on the internet.

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!”

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Brent, aka The Common Constitutionalist, is a Constitutional Conservative, and advocates for first principles, founders original intent and enemy of progressives. He is former Navy, Martial Arts expert. As well as publisher of the Common Constitutionalist blog, he also is a contributing writer for Political Outcast, Godfather Politics, Minute Men News (Liberty Alliance), Freedom Outpost, the Daily Caller, Vision To America and Free Republic. He also writes an exclusive weekly column for World Net Daily (WND).

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