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Article 1, Section 9, Constitution of the United States

If this is the law of the land...why in a republic (little r) and as republicans, do we allow mere POLITICIANS to the right to use a "title of office" for the rest of their lives as if it were de facto a patent of nobility. Because, as republicans, this should NOT be the case...just saying...

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Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Racial profiling?

A reader emailed the following...
Faisal Shahzad, a U.S. citizen of one year, has been arrested in the Times Square bombing probe. The Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) had issued a specific BOLO for individuals who had recently traveled out of the country.

Ultimately, authorities removed three passengers from a Dubai-bound flight late Monday. The three included Shahzad, the suspect arrested in connection to the foiled bomb attempt at Times Square. Shahzad was arrested at JFK airport in New York and the other two passengers were allowed back on the flight.

Was Shahzad a victim of racial profiling? What specific information was on the BOLO and why were specific individuals targeted?

Why are federal law enforcement officials allowed to use profiling while Arizona law enforcement officers will be criticized for enforcing the same laws?

New York mayor Michael Bloomberg said of the Arizona law, “We are committing suicide by having this law.” But he took to grandstanding before the media and the NYPD to congratulate their actions. Are NYPD officers trustworthier than Arizona local law enforcement officers?

Maybe some pinhead Federal judge will see it for what it is and release Shahzad because he was a victim of some run amuck racial profiling edict. When he is released he could attend some competent bomb-making school and visit Mayor Bloomberg’s personal residence. I am sure that the governor of Arizona would attend his memorial service.
Mr. Bloomberg prior to the arrest of Mr. Shahhzad, showed that he is yet another  dumbass politician spouting off on a subject he knows little about.  Mr. Bloomberg's ranting that this had to be a "right wing" nut case,  or this from CBS Ch 2 NYC  
Bloomberg later told CBS Evening News Anchor Katie Couric that the suspect behind the bombing attempt could be a domestic terrorist angry at the government who acted alone.

"If I had to guess 25 cents, this would be exactly that. Homegrown, or maybe a mentally deranged person, or somebody with a political agenda that doesn't like the health care bill or something. It could be anything," he said.
...gee that really inspires you to think that the "authorities" really know what they're talking about, doesn't it?

1 comment:

steven said...

Lets be real, "profiling" has its benefit, like any "necessary evil." Maintaining perspective is critical here. We do not have months or years available to get to know every single person we come in contact with each day. Here's an easy method for quickly evaluating a person, or even a company, or a product,