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originally posted by: WeRpeons
I honestly don't think profiling will ever go away. It really can't be controlled on a personal basis. You can change or manage how a police officer approaches a situation, but really if you think about it, it's part of law enforcement.
-If teenagers between the ages of fourteen and seventeen are more likely to shoplift, I'll bet you 10 to 1 store security guards are watching them more closely.
-If young blacks are committing more violent crime in a particular area, I'm sure they will be watched more closely.
-Middle Eastern looking people who are acting suspicious around airports or large events are going to be watched more closely because of the threat of terrorism that's committed by people in that community.
-I'm sure male Mexican drivers crossing the border into the U.S. who are acting nervous or suspicious are being profiled for possibly smuggling drugs. The same goes for Middle Eastern people crossing the border from Canada into the U.S..
-I'm sure bikers and gang members, black and white, are profiled for commingling crimes, dealing drugs, and instigating bar fights.
-Italians, Irish, Russian and the Chinese gangs are probably closely watched for organized crime.
Stereotyping occurs when a cultural segment of the population have a statistical high percentage of committing crimes, violence, shootings or displaying a habit or style that is unique to that community.
If 60% of Russian teenagers were found to have a high percentage of stealing cars, I'm sure police would be suspicious seeing them hanging around parked cars. It's stereotyping, but really, that's part of law enforcement.
Not everybody shares your opinion of goose/gander.
Is the breathe easy thing in poor taste? Yea, it is. I personally don't like it, wouldn't buy it, wouldn't wear it if somebody bought one for me. Doesn't change that it is, actually, ironic that people are okay with one thing but not the other, when at their core both things are the same, just on different sides of the issue.
Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. 2 Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves. 3 For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong.
Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and you will be commended.