quote:Yes, they need to "spell it out". They need to "spell out" the suspect's age, his race, his height and his weight. There's absolutely no reason not to include that information.
The sketch was released....I think it speaks for itself regarding race...do they have to spell it out anymore to not be "PC" in your eyes?
quote:That's the pattern in Los Angeles as well. Last year two USC students were gunned down outside their apartment. A description of the suspects was released, but there was no mention of their race. Their race was not known by the public until the perps were arrested and perp-walked on TV a month or so after the murders.
Here in SF the only time they include the race of the suspect is when the suspect is white.
Police have released a sketch of the suspect, who's described as being in his mid- to late-30s, about 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighing 190 pounds.
And if the BOLO is released over the radio?
quote:It's odd that you consider this to be "bitching". What is at stake here is public safety. A description as accurate as is humanly possible should be released to the public.
If the radio bulletin doesn't describe race since the picture can't be viewed you'd have something to bitch about