Should the USA use racial profiling for safety?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Rommelvon, Jul 3, 2007.

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Should the US use racial profiling for safety?

  1. yes

    43 vote(s)
    70.5%
  2. no

    4 vote(s)
    6.6%
  3. no way, we don't want to offend anyone

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Heck yes, them muslim terrorist are fruitcakes

    14 vote(s)
    23.0%
  1. Rommelvon

    Rommelvon New Member

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    should the US use racial profiling for safety reasons in this age of terrorism?
  2. WarSteed

    WarSteed New Member

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    I'd hate to say it, but i would say yes. By no means do i advocate violating their rights, but if you have muslim extremists looking to suicide bomb you, then it only makes sense to look at the muslim population. Just be careful about violating their rights.

    i'd feel uncomfortable if they profiled me for being Korean (half) if Kim Jung-il went all crazy, but i'd understand.
  3. southernshooter

    southernshooter New Member

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    Not just yes, But Hell Yes
  4. Jay

    Jay Active Member

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    When it comes to crime/.criminals, profiling should be unlimited. If 80% of given crimes in a given area are committed by little green people with purple feet, then little green people with purple feet need to be looked at VERY closely...... to the point of "who are you and what are you doing here?" :mad:

    just my 2 cents.......
  5. AL MOUNT

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    "But....but....but, we might hurt their feelings" .......:eek:

    Said the stupid Democrats....:rolleyes:
  6. armedandsafe

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    I was profiled many, many times, growing up in SoNevada.

    "What do you think you are doing out on the streets. Get home and get in your house, NOW!"

    (Underage, out after midnight, caught next to a house with fruit trees in the back yard. :D:D:D)

    Pops
  7. LurpyGeek

    LurpyGeek Active Member

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    I think we shouldn't focus on racial profiling, but profiling of ALL aspects of an individual's life.
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    berto64 Active Member

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    YES!!

    And we otta start with Liberal Damnocrats!
  9. Pat Hurley

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    Scenario: A commercial aircraft is boarding just three passengers. One is an 85 year old, black American-born female with a walker, humming "Swannee River." The second passenger is a 21 year old turbin wearing Saudi Arbian male national, here on a student visa. He is carrying a copy of the Koran and mumbling "Allah Akbar" over and over again. The third passenger is a fifteen year old white male, American born high schooler with baggy pants, an Ipod, and the latest issue of Surfer magazine in hand.

    Which passenger deserves special scrutiny? Which one - using common sense guided by experience - presents the greatest probability of a security threat? What would the odd makers in Vegas say the odds were of passenger one (grandma) carrying an explosive device? What odds would they give that passenger two would? How about passenger three? Now, to all of the answers that you have given to the questions that I've just posed, you must ask yourself WHY? If you're logical, and honest, you'll agree that profiling is wise, will save lives, and reduces the chances for a calamity.

    We're so damn eager not to "offend", or hurt anyones feelings, or put two and two together and come up with four (young male + middle easterner = high probability of trouble) that we're blind to the danger at the end of our noses, and endangering the lives of innocent millions in the process.

    F'em all, I say. America is worth saving. Homocidal Islamofacists are not.
    Last edited: Jul 3, 2007
  10. Marlin

    Marlin *TFF Admin Staff Chief Counselor*

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  11. Pops, was that before or after the orchard farmer loaded your backside with rock salt from his shotgun? :D

    Seriously, profiling has been used for years by police agencies, both local and federal, and should continue to be used. It is a tool that is far too valuable and accurate simply to be discarded out of some half-assed desire to be "politically correct." My only concern with the use of such techniques is they can, at times, be carried much too far, and thus used not as a legitimate tool to control crime and terrorism, but as a means of harrassment. So long as we guard carefully against that sort of misuse, profiling is well within the bounds of responsible police work.
  12. Xracer

    Xracer *TFF Admin Staff Mediator*

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    Minn-eeee-sota, ya, sure, you bet!
    .....and then we rounded up thousands of people of Japanese ancestry, many of them American citizens, and shipped them off to concentration camps.

    And wasn't that a proud day in American history! :mad:
  13. rosierita

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    :p i voted for the fruitcakes....
  14. 358 winchester

    358 winchester *TFF Admin Staff*

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    I went along with rosierita on this one
  15. 22WRF

    22WRF Well-Known Member

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    Racial profiling for Safety works for me
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