Archive for the ‘profiling’ Category

When is “profiling” simply the description of the suspect?

Asra Nomani from The Daily Beast hits the nail on the head with one statement to CNN, which is that the current security situation is set up more to offend everyone equally than to actually catch terrorists. Nomani, herself a Muslim, advocates profiling as the basis of a rational security protocol that looks for the threat and uses resources for that purpose.

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The stand-off continues between the American people and TSA agents ordered to touch their junk. Who will blink first?

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According to Israelis, the secret to their successful airport security is not labor-intensive checkpoints, but a screening system that is frowned upon in many other countries: ethnic profiling. Especially since we do it exactly in reverse to demonstrate how fair we are. Even to exempting women in burkas from body scanners and groping below the shoulders. WSJ’s Martin Himel reports.

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