08 July 2008

Which Man is the Terrorist?

Proposed FBI rules would allow racial profiling.
Photo credit: www.aclu.org.

The SeeingBlack.com 411
By the Red-Eye Crew, Compiled with Dispatches from DemocracyNow.org.
Jul 8, 2008, 13:10

New FBI Rules Would Allow Racial and Ethnic Profiling
The Associated Press reports the Justice Department is considering letting the FBI investigate Americans without any evidence of wrongdoing, relying instead on racial or ethnic profiling. Currently, FBI agents need specific reasons, such as evidence or allegations that a law probably has been violated, to investigate US citizens and legal residents. The Council on American-Islamic Relations has decried the plan as “unconstitutional and un-American.” Other critics have compared the proposed guidelines to the FBI’s now-defunct COINTELPRO operation under J. Edgar Hoover in the 1950s and 1960s.
Acknowledgment: This post is lifted wholesale from SeeingBlack.com

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Excellent. I hope the airlines adopt the same stance - why the hell should non Muslims be inconvenienced for the Muslim threat?

09 July, 2008 13:19  
Blogger Jim Johnson said...

So, here is a good counter-analogy ~ we non-racist non-assholes should not be inconvenienced by remedies designed to pander to the irrational fears and anxieties racist assholes like ... well, like you Anon!

09 July, 2008 17:25  

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