Memo warns against use of profiling as defense

Rohit Khare rohit@knownow.com
Sat, 13 Oct 2001 17:26 -0400


Fascinating counterpoint. It almost makes me want to feel oppressed :-)

Not.

Unfortunately, the present danger appears to justify profiling, even if it =
is a harmful crutch in the long-term.

The data below about the longitudinal studies that statistically define pro=
filing as a myth should be quite intriguing.=20

Still, our last twenty years of specifically "suicide terrorists" would see=
m awfully likely to indicate a cluster for a profile. Or am I, too, making =
a statstically invalid generalization?

--Rohit
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The following story appeared in The Globe Online:
Headline: Memo warns against use of profiling as defense
Date:     10/12/2001
Byline:=20=20=20

"    A group of senior US intelligence specialists combatting terrorism
is circulating a memo to American law enforcement agents worldwide
cautioning against profiling based on race, nationality or other
characteristics."
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