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Posted: 8/3/2005 12:35:44 PM EDT
Finally, someone is using their brain.


2 NYC Officials Call for Racial Profiling
By SARA KUGLER, Associated Press Writer
Wed Aug 3, 9:21 AM ET

NEW YORK - Middle Easterners should be targeted for searches on city subways, two elected officials said, contending that police have been wasting time with random checks in efforts to prevent terrorism in the transit system.

The city began examining passengers' bags on subways and buses after the second bomb attack in London two weeks ago. Police Commissioner Ray Kelly and Mayor Michael Bloomberg have said several times that officers will not engage in racial profiling.

But over the weekend, state Assemblyman Dov Hikind said police should be focusing on those who fit the "terrorist profile."

"They all look a certain way," said Hikind, a Democrat from Brooklyn. "It's all very nice to be politically correct here, but we're talking about terrorism."

On Tuesday, Republican City Councilman James Oddo said the Sept. 11 World Trade Center attack by Middle Eastern men in hijacked airplanes prompted him to publicly declare his support for Hikind's statements.

"The reality is that there is a group of people who want to kill us and destroy our way of life," he said. "Young Arab fundamentalists are the individuals undertaking these acts of terror, and we should keep those facts prominently in our minds and eyes as we attempt to secure our populace."

Oddo commended Hikind for "rushing headlong against the strong undertow of political correctness."

Hikind said he planned to introduce legislation allowing police to racially profile, and Oddo said he intended to introduce a resolution in the City Council supporting the measure.

The director of the New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Wissam Nasr, said their push for racial profiling is offensive and ignorant.

"Terror comes in all shapes and sizes, and certainly there's no legislation or system that's going to identify terrorists on the spot," Nasr said.

The New York Police Department said in a statement that racial profiling is "illegal, of doubtful effectiveness and against department policy."

The Republican mayor reiterated Tuesday that it is against the law and doesn't work. "I'm against it for fairness reasons, and we're not going to do it," he said.

Link Posted: 8/3/2005 12:37:26 PM EDT
...and this bothers me not in the least.

About freaking time!

Link Posted: 8/3/2005 12:37:34 PM EDT
[sheep] Baaaaaa baaaaaa [/sheep]

Not all Middle Easterners are terrorists.

[sheep] Baaaaaa baaaaaa [/sheep]
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 12:38:31 PM EDT
Ask an anti profiler this- You're about to board a plane with 25 others, one of whom is 25, male, middle eastern in appearance. If only ONE person is checked, do you want it to be the 80 year old granny?
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 12:40:22 PM EDT
Let's be like England and cripple ourselves being so PC that they know we can't stop them.
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 12:40:46 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 12:40:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By callgood:
Ask an anti profiler this- You're about to board a plane with 25 others, one of whom is 25, male, middle eastern in appearance. If only ONE person is checked, do you want it to be the 80 year old granny?

The anti profiler will spew nonsense about Timothy McVeigh being white, domestic terrorist, etc and probably would suggest searching somebody else.
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 12:46:17 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/3/2005 12:47:02 PM EDT by J_Smith]
Fuck political correctness - Political Correctness is as bad as Appeasement and general Apathy - and it will kill all of us if liberal cities like NYC don't wake the fuck up and realize that SOME profiling IS NEEDED!!

WTF do we HAVE Homeland Security when the average search suspect ends up being an 80 year old grandmother in a wheelchair. Another example of how liberals have been ALLOWED to fuck up a perfectly good country.

Kudos to these two NYC Officials for HAVING some intestinal fortitude.
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