Authorities issued a $500,000 warrant for [Andre S.] Chapple, 32. He is about 5 feet, 11 inches tall and 230 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.The murder took place in KCK and it was, uh, murder, so chances are Andre is black. It's conceivable, though, that he is 'Latino' or even white.
A homicidal man is on the loose and the authorities are aware of a crucial aspect of his appearance (there is no way his eye and hair color could be known while his skin color remains a mystery) but are sitting on it to avoid the appearance of confirming an 'ugly' stereotype. The truth gets little consideration. As Bill Lind put it so well, political correctness is not a joke. It's deadly serious.
I am not aware of whether or not this is the standard practice of newspapers today as I rarely look at local street crime cases. Even if it is not, however, this is inexcusable.