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  •  Well you wouldn't ask them questions (3+ / 0-)
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    NancyK, kyril, hikerbiker

    I mean, it would be based on objective indicators: dress, ethnicity (actual or perceived), last names...

    It's also not like we don't profile.  We absolutely do.  We just aren't open about it.

    The best apology against false accusers is silence and sufferance, and honest deeds set against dishonest words

    by Alec82 on Mon Dec 28, 2009 at 11:29:57 PM PST

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    •  US profiling example: (1+ / 0-)
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      Alec82

      A couple of years ago, my sister and her husband and teenage kids visited friends in California.  They decided it would be fun to cross over into Tiajuana for a couple of hours to check out the Mexican side of the border and do some shopping.

      Four of them were travelling with US passports and my Yemenite Israeli brother-in-law was travelling with his Israeli passport.

      On the way back into the US, after a few hours of shopping, my brother-in-law was separated from his American wife and kids and was detained for questioning for HOURS. The border patrol officers had no interest in contacting any of his high-up connections in the US.  They just harrassed and harrassed him for hours, then finally let him go.

      Consider adopting a homeless pet at PAWS.org (Progressive Animal Welfare Society)

      by hikerbiker on Tue Dec 29, 2009 at 07:16:06 AM PST

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