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Profiling: Emotions vs Security

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Submitted by L. Jewell (United States), Oct 15, 2004 at 09:36

An excellent article.

A reasonable person has to make the rational choice for security over the goofy notion that profiling somehow violates anyone's rights.

If there were a murderer in my town, who matched my physical description, I would not mind being profiled by the police - even stopped, detained and questioned. It is reasonable for the police to be on the lookout.

If profiling catches one terrorist it is invaluable. What will our politically correct emotionalism catch? A bullet.
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