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A Black Man in a Hoodie Shot Me; So What?

Brian Beutler tells his story

(Newser) - Five years ago, Brian Beutler was shot by a black man wearing a hoodie while walking the streets of Washington, DC. He tells the story in a compelling Salon column today for one reason: He wants people to understand that despite what happened to him, he does not support racial... More »

Hey, Tea Party: How Does It Feel to Be Profiled?

Farhad Manjoo thinks the IRS scandal should teach the right something

(Newser) - Imagine you're an overworked IRS employee, charged with finding, in your massive stack of 501(c)(4) applications, the groups most likely to make electioneering their main focus. Wouldn't it make a little sense to focus on self-proclaimed Tea Party groups? Sure it would. And there's a word for... More »

Go Ahead, Profile Me, Says American Muslim

It's time to stop being politically correct about this, she writes

(Newser) - Asra Q. Nomani is an American Muslim, but when it comes to airport security, she has no problem saying, “Profile me. Profile my family.” As the most recent would-be terrorist case highlights, "there is one common denominator defining those who’ve got their eyes trained on US... More »

Profiling, Not Pat-Downs, Key at Most World Airports

Including Israel's airport, one of the world's best at security

(Newser) - Ditching the TSA's new security procedures in favor of profiling seems like a controversial move —despite a new poll showing 70% support the idea —but at most world airports, that's how it's done. Airports like Israel's Ben-Gurion International, widely considered to be one of the world's most effective... More »

Coulter: TSA Scans 'Hitler's Last Revenge'

She recommends profiling instead

(Newser) - Following the controversial TSA pat-down of a 3-year-old girl , Ann Coulter is back—and she has her own controversy to start. Coulter, no fan of the TSA's new body scans or pat-downs, told Bill O'Reilly the heightened security procedures result from the "crazy, politically correct world we're living in... More »

GOP's Inhofe: 'I Believe in Racial And Ethnic Profiling'

And 'all terrorists are Muslims or Middle Easterners'

(Newser) - Republican James Inhofe is all for racial profiling, political correctness be damned, he told a Senate committee hearing today on the Fort Hood shootings. Why? Because “all terrorists are Muslims or Middle Easterners.” Check the video above for the Oklahoman’s statement. More »

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