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Racial Profiling

Reader comment on item: A Call for Intelligent Profiling[ by Frederick Schauer]

Submitted by Gisele Elek (United States), Jan 2, 2004 at 23:26

Racial Profiling is a double edge sword. It is effective tool in the right hands. And, devastating in the wrong hands.

Accountability for usage is the way to ensure that its use is justified.

Every person should have to log and document his personage and usage of "profiling,"
so as to hold the person, personally accountable for the usage of the "Profile Information."
These documentations should be archived within three different agencies, so as to insure that should the "information of accountability," disappear from one archive on "accidental purpose," there is another agency that has a copy.

One agency should be DOJ. Another a civilian agency overlooking public interest.
The third one should be one that, only those with a need to know basis, are aware of.

That should keep everyone in check.

Strict guidelines should be enacted as to where profiling is applicable. IE: Profiling for "sedition," is acceptable. Profiling by insurance companies is not.

A person who is profiled and is found not to be not guilty of any wrong doing, should have access to all documentation and be apprised that such documentations are destroyed so as to alleviate any injurious situation to that persons personage, per chance.
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