posted on Jun, 14 2008 @ 03:09 PM
reply to post by AlCaponed
Well, I can't say I really disagree with you there. But profiling is bad according to what has become socially acceptable.
In my own experience, it was not so much initial appearance that would make me suspicious, but that in combination with other factors, such as
agressive driving, hostile speech and body-language.
But I also found that a lot of that too was "for show" or even "defensive." A street kid sees a shield, and they automatically assume they are
going to be put through some #. My own method was to try to calm their fears, and let them think they were on a more level playing field. That way I
could accomplish my goals. "Catch more flys with honey than vinegar" so to speak. And of course, respect is a two-way street.
If more cops today realized this, there would be a lot less problems. Police aren't trained to diffuse a situtation anymore. They are trained in
Like Jay-Z said, "...beat cops know #."
[edit on 6/14/0808 by jackinthebox]