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Racial Profiling

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posted on Dec, 2 2004 @ 02:08 PM
I definantly see where you're coming from and agree...

When I was in high school I had a bumper sticker on my car for the local hard rock radio station, x101.5.....Their big thing was to dare people into doing stupic # so they could get prizes and free stuff....and oh man did me and my friends ever!!
If a cop in our town had half the brains to pull over people with those bumper stickers back then, they would have had the same success rate...

So I can see where profiling based upon different demographics and trends can come in useful....but like you said - When used from a niave and bias standpoint, which I fear is more common, it does more harm than good....

posted on Dec, 2 2004 @ 02:19 PM
Ok peeps, why not just alter the constitution, lets send all people of Middle Eastern decent that practice the muslim religion back to thier own countries of origin.

Afghan Americans back to Afghanastan
Syrian Americans back to Syria
Iraqi Americans back to Iraq or whats left of it (lol)
Arab Americans back to Saudi Arabia
Iranian Americans back to Iran

and so on and so on....

I believe if we paid Saudi Arabia the 12 trillion dollar debt we owe them, this problem would go away anyway, it almost seems as if the terrorists are just an old style mafia collection agency anyway.

Freedom of Religion... ok this applies to most religions to our constitution but if I recall the salem witch trials were granted that right but it was overlooked because of what they actually practiced and that did happen after that piece of the constitution was written. So by excluding the Muslim religion should'nt be that big of deal.

Oh and racial profiling, if you are a caring human loving person, get these people off our soil before an attack with a WMD does occur because I truely feel these people innocent or not will never have a chance in the United States with the hatred that will breed from such an event.

just my thoughts.

posted on Dec, 2 2004 @ 02:43 PM

I think we have all forgotten how we felt on September 12th a few years back. (the day after)

If somebody told you today, that a massive attack was planned tomorrow that would kill thousands and the only way they could stop it was to round up all people wearing the color blue and detain them. Would you protest? What if you were innocent AND wearing the color blue, would you mind so long as it was preventing a massive attack?

Right now the overwhelming majority of terrorists that are threatening the US just happen to be from the middle east or of Arabic decent. As chances would have it, they are also Muslim. If the majority of the threat against the US is made of people who fit this profile, why is it wrong to focus on people in this group? Yes, a significant portion will be innocent, but some wont be. Why would our severely stretched resources focus on groups or people who statistically aren’t making threats of this nature? Makes no sense. Maybe if we could evaluate 100% of everybody all the time profiling wouldn’t be necessary, but that obviously isn’t realistic.

Mmmm…..Terrorist attacks or hurt feelings from profiling…Mmmm…Tough choice…NOT!!!

Lets not all get our feelings and emotions get in the way of an effective way to combat and avoid crime.

[edit on 2-12-2004 by skippytjc]

posted on Dec, 2 2004 @ 03:07 PM
The issue isn't profiling by "race", whatever that means. That's not relevant.

What matters is profiling by national origin, and by ideology (radical political Islamism/Jihadism).

A fair number of Arabs in the USA are Christian. In particular near where I live is a community of Iraqis who escaped from Iraq to the USA for the very reasons that Iraq is the #hole it is.

posted on Dec, 2 2004 @ 03:17 PM
Another thing that is seemingly getting forgotten about here is that in order for a profile to be effective the historical FACTS need to be in place to support it. I mean the trend needs to be there. To use a profile thats not supported by real historical fact is pointless. So to say "profiles dont work! They have no basis" would be a false statement. Good profiling, i.e. successful profiling, is based on historical statistics from real cases to support it.

[edit on 2-12-2004 by skippytjc]

posted on Dec, 2 2004 @ 03:27 PM
racial profiling is very effective
90% of terrorist activity in the usa is perpitrated by muslims-FACT!.

posted on Dec, 2 2004 @ 03:27 PM
damn right I believe in racial profiling - all white americans should be monitored closely. those people are dangerous!

posted on Dec, 2 2004 @ 03:31 PM
I agree with that profile

Especially women!!!!

posted on Dec, 2 2004 @ 03:45 PM
If you would like to profile "White American's" knock yourself out, why not start right here with me. I am 34 years old, live in Northern NJ, have a wife and child, work a part time job as well as running my own business, participate in helping out my community, have a well knit group of friends as well neighbors, pay my taxes, vote, served in the armed forces and my heritage runs back as far as the Mohican tribe in upstate NY. My great grandfather came here from Denmark and married my great grand mother right of the reservation on the other side my great grandmother and grandfather both migrated here from France. My religious beliefs are null, my parents were active catholics but never forced thier beliefs on us as they wanted us to grow up and make decisions for ourselves. So do you have enough? So tell me am I a candidate to be a terrorist, a serial killer, a pedaphile ..etc. I think not, instead of worrying about what the "White American" is doing, start worrying about what your sand burnt dark skinned brothers from the middle east are planning.. they are your true problem...

Thats the facts!!

posted on Dec, 2 2004 @ 03:48 PM
Wait, you said your great grandfather was from Denmark?

That settles it, you fit the classic profile of somebody who just stated way too uch about themself in a post on ATS with no real point to it.

See? Profiles really do work!

posted on Dec, 2 2004 @ 03:51 PM

Originally posted by Justmytype
start worrying about what your sand burnt dark skinned brothers from the middle east are planning.. they are your true problem...

here's a flame so i apologise to other readers in advance - based on that ignorant comment YOU are the problem, racist scum. how about evangelical lunatics like mcveigh? aren't they just as dangerous? sure it was a long time ago, but so was sept 11. havent satisifed your bloodlust yet?

posted on Dec, 2 2004 @ 04:13 PM

Originally posted by superdude
OK, I'm about to open a can of worms here. Racial profiling. Pro or Con? In our paranoia right now with terrorism, and the fear of an impending attack on US soil, wouldn't it make sense to racial profile?

Not go overboard and harrass, that's not what I'm advocating here.

It would be pretty much agreed that people of "Middle Eastern Descent" to date have made up the great majority of those threatening to do these things to the USA. We've all read by now that there are "sleeper cells" in the US - some having lived here for 10+ years, having children and working along side us - all the while investigating, scoping out potential targets and the like. What are your thoughts on this touchy subject?

Racial profiling, while it may result in a few successful cases, will eventually create a deep chasm between whites and non-whites. You are looking for more trouble.

I don't understand why you Americans don't ask for the obvious: for USA to step back with its illegal activities around the world. You might be liked more then.

posted on Dec, 2 2004 @ 04:49 PM

"Racist Scum" ha ha ha... if you only knew, Actually the ignorance came from your comment, but since you decided to start this with your comment, let me fill you in on some details, I work Part Time for an African owned company, I have friends of all nationalities and when it comes to protecting my homeland, your dam straight I will always elect to focus my efforts on those who try to hurt the ones I love and have befriended. At this point in time, middle eastern men who follow the Muslim beliefs are our true enemy and if you cant see that then you are blatenly ignorant. Realise this, one of the highest muslim clerics in Saudi Arabia gave Osama Bin Laden his blessings to hurt the American people for the losses of muslims who have passed over the years. So do yourself a favor Newbie look around at what our country is actually facing before opening your mouth..

by the way why dont you do yourself a favor and read this

it should help you understand the thinking of the enemy, oh yeah I also applause the author of his thread.

Just my thoughts

[edit on 2-12-2004 by Justmytype]

posted on Dec, 2 2004 @ 05:11 PM
hahaha the old (and standard) line of "i have black friends so I CANT be racist". look everyone, i work for an african company, i CANT be racist. now let me villify ALL muslims for the sake of a few. oh, a saudi cleric told his followers to attack americans, now i must be suspicious of ALL MUSLIMS. but wait...i'm a good guy, remember my black friends???

why don't you think about WHY this cleric wants to attack you? that particular topic is somehow always forgotten.

but justmytype, way to embrace racial unity my friend, and then to post your 'sand burnt' comment. no contradictions here. none at all. on ya way mate.

posted on Dec, 2 2004 @ 05:17 PM
read it already mate. yawn. at least send me something new.

posted on Dec, 2 2004 @ 05:18 PM
thats it, thats your reply. Well actually, Yes, I have black friends, brown friends, yellow friends and even red friends. Who are your friends "Mate" the muslims, the ones who breed hatred of anything diffrent than what Allah believes. hmmmmmmm got me there sunshine.

posted on Dec, 3 2004 @ 06:34 AM
So what would i be classified as? I was born in Canada, My father is Iranian my Mother English i have my mothers skin tone (its a bit darker and gets dark in sun but other than that it looks white) and black hair, brown eyes. Would i be classiified White or Middle Eastern?

posted on Dec, 3 2004 @ 01:17 PM
I would have to say "white". but just an observation. In reality with no pun intended, most middle eastern men have a very distinct look about them, which I am sure most of you are aware of.

posted on Dec, 4 2004 @ 04:04 PM


So what would i be classified as? I was born in Canada, My father is Iranian my Mother English i have ms mothers skin tone (its a bit darker and gets dark in sun but other than that it looks white) and black hair, brown eyes. Would i be classiified White or Middle Eastern?
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Now how can that question be answered? The bottom line question of this thread simply is to ask about racial profiling. If a particular group is guilty more than 50% of the time commiting a certain crime - should that particular group be under an intensified scrutiny?

posted on Dec, 4 2004 @ 04:17 PM

Racial profiling, while it may result in a few successful cases, will eventually create a deep chasm between whites and non-whites. You are looking for more trouble.

With all due respect, in case you haven't noticed that chasm already exists, and t's deeper than you can ever imagine. I don't really care much about PC. What I do care about is that everyone, no matter their race, religion, or sexual orientation is able to go about their lives without having to worry about a small sect of indivduals destroying their future. If ONE, and I mean ONE "terrorist" can be stopped due to the fact that he/she was being observed by my fellow human beings, then I ABSOLUTELY think it's worth it. These are bad times, and the "enemy" is talking about a means that takes out Millions. MILLIONS. That is more people than MANY of the towns in this great nation of ours. MILLIONS. If all I have to do is observe the practices of some folks, I will do it. There are MANY folks of every nationality who are fine upstanding citizens, and I would do nothing but befriend them, however that being said, I believe that in these times, it is NECESSARY to keep an awareness towards those whose brothren threaten to "Wipe out the USA" Over my dead body. GOD BLESS THE USA, and EVERY one of her people.

[edit on 12/4/2004 by superdude]

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