This is sort of amusing:
The Chicago Police Department has apologized for issuing a community alert that described a man suspected in a series of sexual assaults as resembling hip-hop artist and actor Ice Cube after a local television station aired one of the rapper’s videos during its evening newscast.
Police are searching for a man who sexually assaulted three woman in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood, a trendy area on the city’s North Side.
A police alert released Sunday described the man as a black male in his mid-20s who “resembles the popular rap artist ‘Ice Cube.'”
The Chicago TV station owned and operated by CBS, WBBM-TV, subsequently broadcast one of Ice Cube’s videos when it reported the story Monday night.
“We acknowledged the information should not have been on the alert,” Police spokesman David Bayless said Tuesday. “We took immediate corrective action. We apologize to Ice Cube for what was an honest mistake and came with no ill intent.
According to my brother, who lives in Chicago, some policeman went on television and made matters worse by apologizing to “Ice-T.” I guess all black people look alike to the Chicago police. I dunno whether I would attribute this to racism or, as I have filed it, general stupidity.