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Reply #59: Oh, profiling--the illegal kind that they use in Israel and elsewhere--goes way beyond that. [View All]

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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-11 02:26 PM
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59. Oh, profiling--the illegal kind that they use in Israel and elsewhere--goes way beyond that.
That blonde haired, blue eyed twenty year old male with the Abercrombie and Fitch wardrobe and tassled loafers is just as much, if not more, of a suspect, if, say, he took classes in Arabic in college and has a ticket to Yemen.

That ginger haired girl on her way to Oman to meet her boyfriend's parents is fair game, too.

That mild-mannered Wally Cox type guy, enroute to ANYWHERE, would get "the treatment" if a prescreening revealed that he wrote messages of support for some of the more nefarious terra leaders on his Facebook.

Age and ethnicity are two "bozo no nos" with us, but they are just two of MANY factors that are used in profiling in other locations.

Data mining--it's coming into its own and they're using it.

Please don't yell at me because I point this out (I am not saying you would--that is just a generic pre-emptive strike on my part because I often get accused of "supporting" positions because I happen to impart information). I'm not advocating, I am simply the messenger.
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