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Err on the side of safety

Reader comment on item: To Profile or Not to Profile? [The Abdullah al-Kidd Case]

Submitted by James Van Valkenburg (United States), Sep 22, 2004 at 09:25

I see nothing wrong in profiling.

Police do it every day. How often have you heard, the suspect is 6ft. weighs 250 lb with blond hair - or something to that effect? That is profiling.

In today's world, who is the suspect? Is it radical Catholics in Italy? Is it angry Hindus in India?

No, the suspects today are some Muslims that are radically dangerous.

Until we have a means to determine if a person is a peaceful follower of the Prophet or a killer, we must error on the side of safety.
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