Saturday, July 25, 2009

The cost of politically correct policing

From Time Magazine, "Crimes of the Century":

His surname is now synonymous with "monster." Yet at least 17 times, Jeffrey Dahmer was able to get young men and boys to come home with him. In one incident, on the night of May 27, 1991 in Milwaukee, a 14-year-old managed to escape and wandered into the streets with Dahmer in pursuit. When the cops started asking questions, Dahmer was able to convince the police that it was merely a lovers' quarrel. The police conclusion: "Intoxicated Asian, naked male. Was returned to his sober boyfriend."

The next time a cop answers a 911 call, will he remember Konerak Sinthasomphone or will he remember Henry Louis "Skip" Gates?