Austin's premier newspaper wouldn't print a description of a mass shooting suspect because he's black and it "could be harmful in perpetuating stereotypes"
· Jun 14, 2021 ·

On Saturday, at least one lowlife killed one and injured 13 when he opened fire in a packed area of downtown Austin, Texas.

The reason you didn't hear much about it nationally is because the suspect didn't have the right SKIN TONE:

Here was the police description:

The suspect(s) remains at-large. It is unknown if there is one, or multiple suspects involved. There is one suspect described as a black male, with dread locks, wearing a black shirt and a skinny build.

And here was the Austin American-Statesman explaining why they wouldn't include the police description:

Police have only released a vague description of the suspected shooter as of Saturday morning. The Austin American-Statesman is not including the description as it is too vague at this time to be useful in identifying the shooter and such publication could be harmful in perpetuating stereotypes. If more detailed information is released, we will update our reporting.

What a clown show!

I'd be fine with the media withholding descriptions based on vague descriptions if that standard was applied equally, but it absolutely isn't.

I'd be comfortable staking everything I own on the bet that CNN would have wall-to-wall coverage of Brian Stelter and Don Lemon decrying "white nationalism" if this perp had been a vaguely-described white guy!

Police say they have arrested one of two people they now believe is involved with the shooting, which they say happened as the result of an argument between two parties. They didn't release a description.

You'll probably only hear the conclusion to this story if the perp(s) involved have a low enough level of melanin for the media's liking!

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