Uh oh–it seems an newspaper in Iowa decided it was totally cool and okay to use yearbook photos of a nice group of white kids, all looking like future sociopaths in Congress or wall street, but yet decided to run with mugshot photos of black guys looking like NWA. Here’s the real kick in the head: both sets of people committed the exact same crimes.
From Raw Story:
On March 23, the Gazette‘s Lee Hermiston reported that three University of Iowa wrestlers were arrested after being caught in possession of several items that had been stolen from local homes in Marion, Iowa. The three suspects — Ross Lembeck, Seth Gross and Logan Ryan, all 19 and all white — were shown in the Gazette‘s pages in the their freshman yearbook pictures, wearing matching coats and ties
According to the Gazette, “The three wrestlers were charged with possessing alcohol under the legal age. Lembeck was charged with drunken driving. Gross was charged with interference with official acts because he fought with officers, police said. Ryan was cited and released.”
They are accused of at least seven burglaries in the area.
On the same day, Hermiston reported on four African-American suspects charged with a burglary in Coralville, Iowa, but this group of suspects — Kwain E. Crawford, 36; Milton Whitehead, 50; Quentin D.W. Eatman, 24; and Curtis J. Johnson, 29 — were all pictured in their police mug shots.
The four men were charged with breaking into a residence on March 20 around 4:00 a.m. and assaulting the occupants. They were reportedly looking for a gun, but left instead with a TV, around $240 in cash and a cell phone.
Now before you go start calling me race hustler, race-baiter or whatever the fat drug addict with radio show made up today, it seems the Iowa paper found it perfectly feasible to make the request to get the mugshots of the black offenders and yet couldn’t find the time for the nice little white kids. In fact, picking up on another odd discrepancy, someone on the Facebook thread pointed out the fact that the white kids were identified as wrestlers and not “burglars”.
Unless these kids were wearing their tights and put the stolen goods in a suplex, then it might’ve been best to identify them as freaking burglars.
H/T: Raw Story|Featured image via the Iowa Gazette