NBC put it in, along with a police sketch.
Good for NBC. CNN's dropping the suspect's race immediately made me think the suspect is black. Then I read NBC's account. He's white.
Composite sketch of subject involved in shooting on Feb 12 on Mount Shasta Cr. #LVMPDnews http://t.co/qMXqdVoy97 pic.twitter.com/usZoXYFF7f
— LVMPD (@LVMPD) February 15, 2015
Refusing to identify a suspect's race, or only identifying race when the suspect is white, is no service to blacks.
It merely reinforces the reader's conclusion that the suspect must be black, as VDARE.com has noted, because everyone knows why news organizations refuse to identify the race of suspects: to avoid reinforcing the conclusion that blacks are violent and dangerous.
Thus, when the suspect is white, many readers will still believe he is black.