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police make money off catching criminals is why profiling is unethical

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Submitted by jerry (United States), Dec 23, 2009 at 09:31

the police make money off criminals is the reason why private profiling is unethical, as the police can easily imply intent by telling people that they are investigating you (especialy in domestic dispute situations) wich can too easily lead to ethical abuses when a policeman is too worried about getting a promotion to pay a housepayment by making an arrest. a policeman makes money in the form of promotions based on him catching criminals, not withstanding if they are rewarded for thier conduct receiving a gratuity leading them to abuse profiling in an attempt to make money and get promotions, in an age where everyone is a criminal including the police, this also leads to erosion of public trust.

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