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View Poll Results: Should American law enforcement be able to racially profile?
Yes 57 76.00%
No 18 24.00%
Voters: 75. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-07-2007, 07:26 PM
 
Location: Pa
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You have no idea what you are posting when it comes to me. I have never lived on any res, nor was I ever raised on one. I was raised in St. Louis County around Americans. I do not view it as an afront to me because so far, I have always been treated with respect. I get asked to show my ID and I do that and within a few minutes I am on my way. You are the one who seems to have a collective mindset since you only spew the pro-illegal view that one can hear on any television news program these days. You have learned the propaganda well.
Nice post.
My family is from Wyoming originally. I am proud to say I am 1/8 shoshone.
Forgive my spelling not my strong suit. I have family whose bloodlines are much more pure than mine but we are family and all are accepted equally.

 
Old 10-07-2007, 08:12 PM
 
Location: Bayou City
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I have never lived on any res, nor was I ever raised on one. I was raised in St. Louis County around Americans.
Never said you did. But it is interesting how you felt the need to throw in the fact that you were raised "around Americans"--as opposed to who else exactly?

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I do not view it as an afront to me because so far, I have always been treated with respect. I get asked to show my ID and I do that and within a few minutes I am on my way.
I get ID'd at club entrances and military facilities. But so does everyone else. No racial dimension to it. And that's how it should be.

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You are the one who seems to have a collective mindset since you only spew the pro-illegal view that one can hear on any television news program these days. You have learned the propaganda well.
I am anti-illegal immigration actually. And pro-INDIVIDUAL rights and responsiblity.
 
Old 10-07-2007, 10:27 PM
 
Location: Bayou City
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Let me put it this way:

30 years ago the 'Man' used to stop me from time to time due to my having longer hair, etc.

I was pissed at the time; now, as I have gotten older, I now understand the rationale of why the police did what they did.

The phrase was 'probable cause'-------young males tend to have a bad reputation, rightly or wrongly.

The cops are the thin blue line between civilization and anarchy.
Merely being a member of a "suspected class" does not = probable cause.

Sorry.
 
Old 10-07-2007, 10:37 PM
 
Location: Bayou City
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And when the police hampered by not being allowed to act on what their instincts tell them become demonized for allowing a drug dealer, rapist, pedo, go unarrested. Or at airports a terrorist.
No problem with law enforcement instinct. Very necessary. Instinct that's colored by racial prejudice......big problem.
 
Old 10-09-2007, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Good ol Georgia
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I voted YES...I think in these times, it does need to be done. If you are not breaking the law, then racial profiling should not effect you. Those breaking the law are hiding behind our country's fear of being PC, which is bringing us down.
 
Old 10-09-2007, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Denver
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Police Office pulls you over...

Car Driver: "Sir why did you pull me over?"
Police: "you match our description"
Car Driver: "what description is that?"
Police: "Mexican"
Car Driver: "AYY CARAMBA!"
 
Old 10-09-2007, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Good ol Georgia
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Police Office pulls you over...

Car Driver: "Sir why did you pull me over?"
Police: "you match our description"
Car Driver: "what description is that?"
Police: "Mexican"
Yeah, so? I believe they are being pulled over for something they did in the first place. Then calling it "racial profiling" because everyone who is not white, has to pull out the race card when they are caught.
 
Old 10-09-2007, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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Police Office pulls you over...

Car Driver: "Sir why did you pull me over?"
Police: "you match our description"
Car Driver: "what description is that?"
Police: "Mexican"
Car Driver: "AYY CARAMBA!"
So what!! My husband was pulled over once for matching a description of a guy wanted to auto theft in the area. And my husband is white. It happens.
 
Old 10-09-2007, 09:57 AM
 
Location: Denver
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So what!! My husband was pulled over once for matching a description of a guy wanted to auto theft in the area. And my husband is white. It happens.
Yeah but last time I checked being hispanic (mexican looking) is not breaking the law like auto theft is.
 
Old 10-09-2007, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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Yeah but last time I checked being hispanic (mexican looking) is not breaking the law like auto theft is.
Sorry, one of my brother in laws is a cop ( I have three) two of which are in law enforcement, anyway, he has never heard of or seen an hispanic get pulled over for being hispanic. Speeding, driving erratically, and other violations but not based on looks. And he is in LA.
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