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Posted: 8/3/2005 12:46:26 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/3/2005 12:47:32 AM EDT by jcp84]
While some of us are on the topic of racial profiling, what if you saw this man walking in a subway station? If you were in the authority to do so, would you search his belongings?

poll coming...
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 12:49:09 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/3/2005 12:49:47 AM EDT by gaspain]
You would be an idiot not to.

The problem with stereotypes is that they are usually true.
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 12:49:21 AM EDT
Depends on how he is acting.
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 12:53:48 AM EDT
I think I would let the Bobbies handle it.
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 12:55:10 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/3/2005 1:00:38 AM EDT by PsychoI3oy]
I wouldn't automatically search his stuff just because of how he looks, but I'd certanly pay more attention to him than the 60 year old grannie or suit-wearing businessman, depending on his manerisims and how many other people were around.



ETA: the earring throws me off of thinking 'fundie muslim' for some reason, though I don't know/remember thier rules on such things.
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 12:56:02 AM EDT
I wouldn't profile him. I'd look at behavior and other suspicious circumstances (wearing a heavy coat in summer, carrying a duffle bag, etc) and those are the only things that I'd factor into my decisions.
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 12:56:22 AM EDT
I would have a lower threshold for what I consider to be suspicious behavior by this man as compared to Bea Arthur.

He's not Arab, tho, is he?
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 12:58:01 AM EDT
Who is he?
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 12:58:48 AM EDT

Originally Posted By leelaw:
Depends on how he is acting.



I agree.

I can't look at picture and say I would "profile" him.
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 1:00:16 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/3/2005 1:29:02 AM EDT by Keith_J]

Originally Posted By rasanders22:
Who is he?



That is jcp84's picture off his its Texas Drivers License.
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 1:01:15 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Keith_J:

Originally Posted By rasanders22:
Who is he?



That is jcp84's picture off his Texas Drivers License.



That explains the TEXAS on his forehead
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 1:04:53 AM EDT
I wouldn't buy him a plane ticket if that's what you mean.
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 1:11:33 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/3/2005 1:12:57 AM EDT by jcp84]
jcp84 is not a "he." So no, not mine.
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 1:12:45 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/3/2005 1:14:53 AM EDT by sgtar15]

Originally Posted By jcp84:
jcp84 is not a "he."



then what the hell are you doing out of the kitchen?

It's morning...make some breakfast.

Sgat1r5
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 1:14:04 AM EDT

Originally Posted By jcp84:
While some of us are on the topic of racial profiling, what if you saw this man walking in a subway station? If you were in the authority to do so, would you search his belongings?
tinypic.com/9uc13t.jpg
poll coming...

It's you, isn't it.

Yes.
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 1:14:53 AM EDT

Originally Posted By sgtar15:

Originally Posted By jcp84:
jcp84 is not a "he."



the what the hell are you doing out of the kitchen?

It's morning...make some breakfast.

Sgat1r5




I'll have two eggs and some BACON!!
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 1:17:18 AM EDT

Originally Posted By jcp84:
jcp84 is not a "he." So no, not mine.



Got any pics???

Just kidding.



Digital
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 1:27:50 AM EDT

Originally Posted By jcp84:
jcp84 is not a "he." So no, not mine.



I knew something didn't look quite masculine about the person in that picture...
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 1:38:01 AM EDT

Originally Posted By jcp84:
jcp84 is not a "he." So no, not mine.



Some kin of your'n?
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 1:42:34 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/3/2005 1:43:53 AM EDT by jcp84]
No, it's my fiance, FortyFiveAutomatic. He's always mistaken for Middle Eastern, and my Indian friends say that he could pass for an Indian too.

I however, am the Mexican-looking one, according to most people, which is strange, because I'm the one with no Mexican blood in me. People actually don't believe me when I tell them my mom's Filipino

Oh well, he wanted me to post it to see if people agree with me. When I first saw his license, I was like, "Wow, you look like you could be a terrorist!" Way to start a friendship, huh?
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 5:51:26 AM EDT

Originally Posted By gaspain:
You would be an idiot not to.

The problem with stereotypes is that they are usually true.



Yepper...
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 5:57:16 AM EDT
I voted yes and while it may be waste of time to "profile" him, that would be just a bad guess I made.

On the other hand, I can absolutely guarantee you that checking a 70 year old grannie's bags is a waste of time. And that my friends, is "profiling" too.
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 5:59:32 AM EDT
I vote for setting the dogs on him while shouting "Abu Graib!! Abu Graib!!" at the top of my lungs.

Link Posted: 8/3/2005 6:01:37 AM EDT
I profile everybody.

Whether you look like an eskimo or like Tim McVeigh (like most of the members here probably do).
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 6:03:32 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Dolomite:
I profile everybody.

Whether you look like an eskimo or like Tim McVeigh (like most of the members here probably do).



If bald-headed and angry is a likeness, I'm guilty.
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 6:05:51 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 4xys2xxs:

Originally Posted By leelaw:
Depends on how he is acting.



I agree.

I can't look at picture and say I would "profile" him.



+2. Looks like a decent kid. Is he of Arab decent or hispanic? Patty
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 6:19:53 AM EDT

Originally Posted By pattymcn:

Originally Posted By 4xys2xxs:

Originally Posted By leelaw:
Depends on how he is acting.



I agree.

I can't look at picture and say I would "profile" him.



+2. Looks like a decent kid. Is he of Arab decent or hispanic? Patty



He's of Hispanic descent.
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 6:23:48 AM EDT
if he had on t-shirt and shorts?.. no..

if he had a bag or or bulky close.. yes...
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 6:26:32 AM EDT
Racial Profiliing, how ever vial in the eyes of your average american CNN watcging citizen is a fact of life. Even tough most posts here say " I would pay more attention to his actions/mannerisms" and so forth, the eason you would feel the need to pay more attention to him is because he seems to be of middle eastern decent. However noble your intentions were, you still racially profiled him.

Not that I am saying this is bad, or eveil. Just that it is a way of life, just the same as a woman walking down an alley, clutching her purse tighter when she notices a couple of black males walking toward her. Again not saying this is wrong, just prudent planning based on prior experiences.
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 6:27:00 AM EDT
I'd pretty much have to draw down on him....
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 6:37:52 AM EDT
Duh.
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 6:40:48 AM EDT
All depends on how he is acting. Does he seem nervous, jittery, does he have a back pack or bag, is he messing around with it? There is a lot that goes into it.
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 6:46:06 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/3/2005 9:50:51 AM EDT by junebug68]
Fuckin' A right I would! A lot of people don't want to believe that this would be an effective way to cut down on potential terrorists, but I think it would. I've said it before, and I'll say it again:Political correctness is going to come back and bite us in the ass again and again until we do away with it!
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 6:55:20 AM EDT

Originally Posted By jcp84:
No, it's my fiance, FortyFiveAutomatic. He's always mistaken for Middle Eastern, and my Indian friends say that he could pass for an Indian too.

I however, am the Mexican-looking one, according to most people, which is strange, because I'm the one with no Mexican blood in me. People actually don't believe me when I tell them my mom's Filipino

Oh well, he wanted me to post it to see if people agree with me. When I first saw his license, I was like, "Wow, you look like you could be a terrorist!" Way to start a friendship, huh?



Maybe you all got your photos mixed up
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 7:03:16 AM EDT

Originally Posted By pattymcn:

Originally Posted By 4xys2xxs:

Originally Posted By leelaw:
Depends on how he is acting.



I agree.

I can't look at picture and say I would "profile" him.



+2. Looks like a decent kid. Is he of Arab decent or hispanic? Patty



Well its seems that here, being either is equaly bad.
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 7:11:04 AM EDT
No, because that would be un PC and might offend Muslim-Arab-Middle Eastern-Puerto Rican-Looking-Americans. Instead I would publicly strip and cavity search only whites so as to give the appearance of social equity and public safety, and at the same time do nothing to apprehend those most likely to be suicide bombers.
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 7:17:14 AM EDT
still waiting for my breakfast.............
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 7:21:58 AM EDT
no because I typically profile only the Scandinavians and albino's.....
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 7:24:20 AM EDT
I more shocked by the fact that there are *women* here, and they're actually posting.

Is this one of those "thousand points of light" of something?

There *is* hope for the world...


Link Posted: 8/3/2005 7:31:33 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 7:32:29 AM EDT
I would, and if nothing turned up, move on to the next potential perp
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 7:41:56 AM EDT

Originally Posted By jcp84:
No, it's my fiance, FortyFiveAutomatic.



No wonder that woman at the bank scared him.

What is he? 5' 3"?



Sgatr15
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 8:45:24 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/3/2005 8:48:36 AM EDT by Colt_SBR]
I profile everybody. Who's next?

Colt_SBR
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 11:24:31 AM EDT
I search everyone, so................ NO PROBLEM !

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