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Profiling is a no-brainer!

Reader comment on item: Time to Profile Airline Passengers?

Submitted by Clark Baker (United States), Aug 22, 2006 at 18:52

I've never been a SPOT agent, but I've used all of the tools described throughout my twenty years as an LA cop. We never attended "SPOT training." We simply approached suspicious people, interviewed them and, when we caught them in lies that corroborated their involvement in criminal activity, we arrested them. For experienced street cops there is no mystery to it. Regardless of the kind of criminal someone is, most of these people act the same.

I posted my own essay on profiling here: http://exlibhollywood.blogspot.com/2006/08/on-racial-profiling.html


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