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Originally posted by Matrix Rising
I say this as a black man who can't stand political correctness. The TSA situation could be handled in an efficient way if we used a profiling system.
I don't call this racial profiling. I say it's profiling based on the demographics of the crime.
For instance, if I'm looking for a drug dealer in Harlem, the first thing I'm looking for is a young black male and not a 60 year old white lady. This isn't profiling based on race but based on the demographics of the crime that's being committed.
When looking for possible terrorist who might try to blow up a plane, we need to first look at young to middle aged Arab men and then we can widen are net to find those who fit the demographics of the crime. These are those people who are most likely to be influenced by radical Islam.
A lot of this nonsense is political correctness because liberal tell us we can't offend anyone or hurt anyones feelings when we're trying to protect our lives.
When F.B.I. Profilers look for Serial Killers the first thing they look for is someone that looks like Jeffrey Dahmer not Al Sharpton. Are F.B.I. Profilers racist against white people? No, they are just looking for people who fit the demographics of the crime.
I grew up in a mostly black neighborhood. When a crime was committed Police looked for a young black male before they looked for a young white male from Great Britain. This isn't racial profiling it's just being smart.
Liberals tell us we have to treat everyone the same and they scream about profiling but profiling based on the demographics of the crime is just smart and efficient.
Originally posted by greeneyedleo
Wanted to add....I'm the most anti-political correct person you can find. I actually understand profiling and believe it is necessary in many situations. But to understand terrorism and the people behind it...you have to study it and realize that they adapt to us. If we develop a tactic of finding them and fighting them....they change their methods. Terrorism and the people behind it are fluid and are continually changing how they operate.edit on December 27th 2010 by greeneyedleo because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by seeashrink
The racial profiling law means that if I'm out looking for drug activity and I see a Lincoln on 22 inch rims, painted with a Panthers football team logo, pounding out Fifty Cent at 90 decibels parked on a known drug corner occupied by two young black males in hoodies; unless I see drugs exchange hands I cannot investigate them at all.
Originally posted by greeneyedleo
How do you profile someone who wants to blow up a plane (as an example)? It is absolutely impossible nowdays.
I took a Homeland Security class - yes I expect lots of eye rolls and gasps.....I did a research paper on Al-Qaeda. From my paper.....
Al-Qaeda's newest tactic is using westerners and American born people. Al-Qaeda is aware that Arabs are being singled out and know that they will have to recruit non-Arabs, women and children. "They are particularly interested in people with U.S. or other Western passports who defy the typical Al-Qaeda profile of the ‘young Arab male.’ In emphasizing technical capability, they can seek and recruit persons who already have particular technical knowledge in areas such as chemistry and engineering or operational skills such as bomb making or weapons use, rather than having to invest in developing all of these in basic recruits." (Borum, R., & Gelles, M., 2005)
Further, because Al-Qaeda has changed this tactic of recruiting it is becoming harder for intelligence to identify these operatives. They have legitimate passports and no criminal records. They do not stand out and match the Al-Qaeda stereotype anymore. (Scott, D. 2005.)
Bottom line. Profiling is no longer the best means of "fighting terrorism".
I don't know maybe his name????