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Reader comment on item: [Michael Smerconish and I Debate:] What Kind of Airport Profiling?

Submitted by M.Weinberg (United States), Oct 10, 2004 at 10:02

I'm certainly not someone against profiling of passengers or anyone for that matter.
My issue is that if this were instituted, then over time the terrorists would learn to use those outside the profile as is happening in Israel with women homicide bombers. Then we let our guard down because we're catching the profiled "folks" and the bad guys get in. Random screening, however wasteful it is in the aggregate, obviates that problem.
The best overall solution is voluntary "ezpass" national id cards.
M
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