Because freedom can't protect itself
I totally agree with this article. Some of us face this kind of stereotype which has made it hard for us to interact freely on daily basis. What is worse is that they are wasting our tax money on un- rewarding behaviors. Shame on you.
Racial profiling is the BEST way to keep terrorists from succeeding in their goals.
This isn't new. Drug testing had no scientific validity either, but was forced through based on a small chunk of skewed data and an ignorant population in a moral panic, and now no one questions it. No reason for them to think this won't have similar success.
After September 11th, it was a necessary meursae for TSA to re-build and strengthen airport security. Still today, airport security is critical for the safety of travelers. It is upsetting when society ridicules TSA for invading privcacy, when all TSA is doing is following security precautions to keep innocent citizens safe. Although I believe that TSA needs to be more innovative with airport security, I do not think that profiling is the answer. If the profiling program was shut down before, who's to say that it won't shut down again? There is valid reasoning as to why it was not successful in the first place. Profiling is a different form of discrimination. I think when someone profiles another individual, personal bias is in the mix, and naturally you find yourself discriminating. For example, what would happen if TSA profiles a traveler that doesn't end up fitting the profile of a terrorist? Not only would that be humiliating to the traveler, but it could launch TSA into a brutal lawsuit. There was a security program mentioned in class that I think would be extremely successful- the trusted traveler program. Instead of airport security gathering personal information about travelers without the consent of the traveler, it would be ideal to have a program where travelers have the CHOICE to permit TSA to look into their personal information. If TSA approves them as a trusted traveler, then the traveler is deemed less security precautions.
Its disturbing to read and ACLU article stating we should praise behavior detection officers, rather than stating we do not need these officers. The security measures used in European airports are equally effective to ensure airline safety as those in the US, but without the collection and retention of information about our bodies which defies decency.
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