Monday, January 03, 2005

Politically Correct Crime Reporting?

Just saw a bit on the local news about a woman that robbed three local drive-thru restaurants recently and they described her as "heavy-set" among other details. This reminded me of a bank robbery item I saw in the newspaper a day or two ago that described the suspect as "6 feet tall, 230 lbs, wearing a beige jacket and dark pants". Helpful info?

Um.....sure, if we lived in a world where everyone is the same color.

How pathetic is it that police blotter reportage is considered sufficient when it - deliberately or carelessly - omits a crucial identifiying detail like the race of the suspect?!? Or are we just supposed to assume that unless otherwise stated, it's a black person?


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