Politically correct crime reporting?

I think the term “politically correct” is way over-used.  But, if you are giving the description of a criminal suspect, isn’t the color of their skin relevant?  From an email to the NCSU community today:

All suspects were males and described as being in their early 20’s. One suspect was wearing red shorts. One suspect was 5 foot 10 inches tall weighing approximately 170 pounds wearing dark shorts and a white tank top. A third suspect was described as having short dred locks. No other suspect descriptions were available.

About Steve Greene
Professor of Political Science at NC State http://faculty.chass.ncsu.edu/shgreene

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