- R. Kelly might not be free, but some of his charges for sexual assault will be dropped by Chicago prosecutors
- The attorneys said there's no need for the singer to be prosecuted for more charges as he's already serving a life sentence for his other offences
- American netizens were outraged by the decision and blasted the justice system, calling it a big joke
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Chicago prosecutors sparked controversy on social media after announcing their plans to drop the child molestation and child trafficking charges against R. Kelly on February 23.
According to IOL, the American musician is already in jail, serving a lifetime behind bars. Due to the long sentence, the Cook County state's attorney, Kim Foxx, stated that prosecuting R. Kelly for his other cases is unnecessary because he is already serving time for his other wrongdoings.
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“Mr Kelly is potentially looking at never walking out of prison again for the crimes he’s committed. We believe that justice has been served.”
Americans slam their justice system
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Check out the reactions below:
"Didn’t he literally admit his crimes three times on three different song titles?"
"Can @KimFoxx get any worse? Basically, commit any crime you want in Chicago and you won’t get prosecuted."
"Because it was unnecessary. The dude is going to be in jail till he's 80. That's why Foxx dropped the charges."
"Dang, how much did he pay them?"
"America's justice ⚖️ system is a big joke."
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"Our court system is such a failure."
"They are dropping the case because he’s already been in jail for multiple decades and it’s a waste of taxpayer time and money. That is useful context."
@datmudafukinguy also said:
"In a nutshell, money has power."
"Let me help those who don’t read nowadays. Chicago dropped but he’s still serving 30 years and is being charged for worse elsewhere."
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Taking to Instagram, the reality TV star opened up about her inner peace. She shared that she's no longer triggered by things that used to get her worked up in the past.
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