Describing a Suspect: A Few Tips for Mr. King

Why his CNN report about a "dark-skinned male" was not only wrong, given current events, but also useless.

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From the start of the Boston tragedy, the law-enforcement officials indicated that, from their perspective, doing it right would trump doing it fast. The media flagships need to get their collective head around that way of thinking.

Michael E. Ross is a regular contributor to The Root and the author of American Bandwidth, on the 2008 Obama campaign and the first days of his presidency.  

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