Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1996/10/07

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Subject: Re: Mugged!
From: Stephen Kobrin <>
Date: Mon, 7 Oct 1996 08:44:08 -0400 (EDT)

At 09:22 PM 10/5/96 -0700, you wrote:

The question is what purpose could be served by describing the ethnic group
of the muggers on this list?  I suspect no one believes that it will help to
apprehend them or help to prevent other muggings in the future.  It was
gratuitous in effect, although I assume not in intent.


>William Smith wrote:
>> Is it necessary to mention that the muggers are Hispanic?
>> Just wondering.
>I see no problem one way or another. It describes the suspects. However to 
>describe all Hispanics as strongarm robbers wouldn't be right ... the police 
>officers doing the investigation and followup, and the danger involved in that 
>process, may be Hispanic as well. The term is a description of these suspects, 
>nothing more.
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