Thursday, July 23, 2009

Profiling the police

So Obama says that the history of behavior of a class of people should guide our thinking about the guilt of an individual's guilt in a particular case.  Uhmmm. Isn't that kind of like profiling?  He is a police office and we know that police officers do th at sort of thing so this police officer probably did ______.  Change police officer to "black man," and how is it not profiling?  And what does the history of getting stopped disproportionately have to do with this case?  You see two guys jimmying a lock you kind of call the police, yes?  And the police have to assume they are bad guys until proven otherwise. 

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