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Monday, August 08, 2005

NYCLU sues city over subway searches

I know, I know; It happened last week, but it's been bugging me, so i commented on it on my personal blog [link].


  • At 12:36 PM, Anonymous Kira Zalan said…

    First, we must stop pretending that the terrorists so far, by-and-large, have not been of the same ethnic origin. This will reasonably narrow down the search for potential perpetrators. But, it makes ALMOST as little sense to stop every Arab or North African in NYC today as it does to stop every 5th random person. Therefore, the profiling must be even more exact than race to be effective.

    Israel has been perfecting the art of profiling, and has successfully prevented El Al (national airline) hijackings since 1970. The profilers are trained to look for signs of suspicious behavior (body language), which provides effective clues of whom to question. Barring exceptional con artists, body language is a dead give away of suspicious behavior. In fact, police officers are trained to look for such clues when dealing with everyday criminals.

    The results: plenty of Arabs fly El Al, and yet enough people have been turned away to prevent terrorist attacks since 1970.

    So why not fly some Israelis to NYC to train New York’s finest on such tactics?

  • At 9:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    good call, kira..

  • At 5:40 PM, Blogger St. Joan of Arc said…

    I agree.

    But that doesn't change the problem of the ACLU.

  • At 3:37 PM, Blogger M. McKain said…

    I've put up a full post related to this topic on the College Democrats blog,


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