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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-03-11 02:55 PM
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9. If she had been "profiled" this never would have happened to her.
However, that's a Third Rail, right there, as "profiling" is regarded as "discrimination."

They do it at Ben Gurion all the time. They watch people's behavior, AND they take into consideration age, ethnicity, gender, purpose of travel, background, associates....every possible bit of info they can data-mine about a person.

That said, we as a nation oppose profiling. This kind of stuff will, unfortunately, continue to happen. People who expect it to stop are dreaming. It's embedded in the culture now, like seatbelts and "No Smoking in restaurants"--we're just not going back. If we're lucky, they'll find a way to make it less human-intensive, defibrillator-friendly, and not apparently invasive.

No shooting the messenger. This is an unfortunate truth.
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