CanadianGuy said:Yes but if they are only checking a few people it should be young men of middle eastern descent. If they waste time only a granny who most likely isn't going to have it (not saying she might not have had something slipped in her bag or something) then it could cost lives.
Connecticutter said:I put maybe. Sorry for the indecisiveness, but let me explain. I believe that it may be in the interests of those doing the searches to racially profile in order to find terrorists (for example) and what not. However, this must be a strategic decision, because if we make it so that people who do not fit the terrorist description 100% safe from search, the terrorists will take advantage of that by using a disguise, or perhaps recruiting someone that can pull it off.
All that being said, I'm also concerned that the searches be constitutional. Fortunately, we have not gotten to the point of random, mandatory searches, as they are only for entry into a transportation system. Still, I think we're slowing down transportation, which is bad, and this increasing encrouchment on our civil liberties is disturbing. A terrorist will just take the path of least resistance anyway, so I don't know how much safer this is making us.
quietrage said:I said no not because of some PC bull but because of people like John Walker Lindh. He is a white male, and if racial profiling is the only thing that cops, FBI, CIA, or whoever uses then Walker could walk around any major city with a dirty bomb strabed to his back, and it only takes one person to get by for the terrorists to claim victroy.
Well Walker was a white man and racial profiling is based on race so if we used racial profiling then Walker or any other white male could blow up anything and the cops would not have looked in his backpack.CanadianGuy said:I'm not sure what you mean?
quietrage said:But one man can can do alot of damage and checking younger men is not racial profiling
debate_junkie said:How about we check ALL men then? See... our way around that. That's not racial profiling. Stand in line and STRIP.... errrr let me see in your bag :3oops:
CanadianGuy said:It would be nice if we could check everyone but there is not enough resources.
I am just syaing that once you limit the group that you check there will be people who slip through the systemdebate_junkie said:How about we check ALL men then? See... our way around that. That's not racial profiling. Stand in line and STRIP.... errrr let me see in your bag :3oops:
debate_junkie said:*watches the 747 fly right over CG's head* Another failed attempt at humor. I think I need to go to the basement and learn from teach :doh
quietrage said:I am just syaing that once you limit the group that you check there will be people who slip through the system