posted on Sep, 29 2006 @ 03:41 PM
you're talking about racial profiling and the cops have been doing it for years. I've mentioned this a bunch of times but I'll mention it again as
it seems appropriate.
a few years prior to 9/11 there was a rash of car jackings near the miami airport. the car jackings often resulted in murder and the cops were told
to be on the lookout for young black men aged 18 to 35 or something close to that. Anyway, the cops began pulling over, detaining etc practically
every black guy they could. The community was outraged and CNN did a story about it. All these african american leaders were interviewed and they
all expressed outrage and disgust over the seemingly random method of detaining young black men.
Fast forward to the months after 9/11. The arab american community is outraged over the scrutiny they were being forced to endure whenever they flew.
Other passengers wouldn't fly with arab looking men, airport security was clearly paying closer attention to the arab looking passengers etc.
CNN ran another story on this new round of racial profiling and they brought back many of the african american community leaders they had interviewed
in the first story. Every single one of them said they understood and agreed with the scrutiny the arab looking passengers were being subjected to.
Every one of them basically said "it all makes sense now."
Is it right? Not exactly but let's be honest. If you are one line of defense against the potential for an attack and you know that the attack is
more than 75% likely to be pulled off by an arab looking individual, is the middle american old lady going to be screened in the same manner as
mohammed from pakistan?