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DAILY PILOT FINDS A 'LIGHT COMPLEXIONED' CRIMINAL--HOLD THE PRESSES!
In yesterday's CM PRESS, we gave another example of the Daily Pilot's double standard on reporting racial/ethnic descriptions of outstanding violent criminals in our community.
It seems that the paper has a difficult time giving the race/ethnicity of outstanding violent criminal suspects unless they're white.
In yesterday's specific example, the Pilot reported a home invasion by three armed men in the north part of Costa Mesa. There was absolutely no description indicating race/ethnicity. Hmmmmm.
Also, in Monday's Daily Pilot was a story about two guys who robbed an electronics store. No description was given of the robbers. LINK
Today, by contrast, the Pilot reports on a bank robbery in the city, but this time, the criminal is described as having a "light complexion" and"light colored hair." LINK
A casual reader of the Pilot might think that our violent crime is an equal opportunity employer.
Most of the violent street crime in Costa Mesa is committed by non-whites. In addition, all the gangs in the city are non-white.
Costa Mesa is not unique in this demographic breakdown of crime and criminals. Knowledge is a weapon; the more you know about such things, the safer you and your family will be.
Here's where you can get a free copy of The Color of Crime.
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Those are our opinions as we continue doing the job that local newspapers used to do.