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Old 01-09-2010, 05:13 PM
 
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Old 01-09-2010, 05:21 PM
 
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Geraldo should worry because several of my Mexican-American friends have felt they have been "profiled" as middle-easterners at airports.
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Old 01-09-2010, 05:23 PM
 
Location: Houston
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Well, as long as the Police isn't busy hunting down or touching the illegals, he's ok with it.
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Old 01-09-2010, 05:25 PM
 
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It will be as it will be. My ex-husband was always mistaken as middle eastern because he had a dark complexion and a big nose. People need to understand that the inconvenience is in the best interest of all.
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Old 01-09-2010, 05:33 PM
 
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It will be as it will be. My ex-husband was always mistaken as middle eastern because he had a dark complexion and a big nose. People need to understand that the inconvenience is in the best interest of all.
Do you feel as though whites deserve the same amount of scrutiny?
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Old 01-09-2010, 05:35 PM
 
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Do you feel as though whites deserve the same amount of scrutiny?
If they fit the profile, yes. My brother in law was pulled aside at the Denver airport two years ago because he was a man traveling alone with no luggage and a one way ticket. My brother in law is white as white can be.
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Old 01-09-2010, 05:44 PM
 
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I'm dying to know what folks are going to say when some bomb carrying blond haired, blue eyed, Bosnian, Chechen, or American muslim walks by a security check point because they are all too busy searching some poor Sikh, or Lebanese Maronite.
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Old 01-09-2010, 05:47 PM
 
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I'm dying to know what folks are going to say when some bomb carrying blond haired, blue eyed, Bosnian, Chechen, or American muslim walks by a security check point because they are all too busy searching some poor Sikh, or Lebanese Maronite.
Won't happen because they are going to profile as they did with my brother in law.
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Old 01-09-2010, 05:57 PM
 
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Won't happen because they are going to profile as they did with my brother in law.
Well that is the proper way that profiling should be conducted, but that isn't the profiling that folks like Jerry Rivers (Geraldo's first TV persona) is calling for.
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Old 01-09-2010, 06:00 PM
 
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I'm dying to know what folks are going to say when some bomb carrying blond haired, blue eyed, Bosnian, Chechen, or American muslim walks by a security check point because they are all too busy searching some poor Sikh, or Lebanese Maronite.
Never fear. Inspectors are always aware of "anti-profiles" used to deflect attention away from an individual. From my experience working the secondaries, many times a Mr. MaGoo or a Betty White type is the very one carrying the drugs, bomb, contraband, etc.
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