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Who Is Complaining?

Reader comment on item: Does the [New York] Police Department Profile? Should It?

Submitted by John R (United States), Jun 13, 2006 at 18:52

You see, profiling is illegal, immoral, and racist.

We should also be searching the elderly, the children, the Chinese, the Jews, whites, blacks, hispanics, Asians, the disabled, the homeless, females, gays, the basketball players, the baseball players, all sorts of people. If not, we are not fair, we are discriminating. Why focus on Islamists instead? We are a diverse community. Diversity, diversity, diversity....

Come on, have undercover policemen go into senior centers across the city and keep a wide eye on what is going on. Have undercover policemen into Jewish synagogues and watch for Jewish terrorists that can commit a terrorist act against the United States and fellow Jews, same on the basketball courts, Christian churches, children's playgrounds, Korean stores to watch for Koreans, African American churches to watch for KKK like racist violence against African Americans.

Why would people complain against profiling? When we profile, are we denying them their basic civil rights?

I think most people would agree that there is nothing wrong with profiling. Especially in times of extreme national security in which lives are at stake, we cannot afford to be foolish. I haven't heard anybody in the media complaining about profiling against Islamists for terrorism. Where does the opposition come from that compels Mr. Pipes to write an article that implies that there's a problem when there should be no problem, that there is nothing wrong with profiling. Who is complaining? The article never mentioned who is complaining, who is complaining?

John R.

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