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Trump: US Needs to Look at Profiling

'It's not the worst thing to do'

(Newser) - In the wake of the Orlando shooting one week ago, Donald Trump says the country should do what it has to do to prevent future such attacks, and he's putting racial profiling squarely on the table. "Well I think profiling is something that we're going to have... More »

Geographic Profiling Backs Theory on Identity of Banksy

Robin Gunningham appears to be artist's real name

(Newser) - His name is Robin Gunningham. That's the finding of British scientists who think they've confirmed the identity of Banksy using geographic profiling, the BBC reports. In the study published in the Journal of Spatial Science (one that was temporarily delayed by the artist's lawyers because he apparently... More »

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 »

Get a Clue, TSA: Profile

TSA employees aren't robots, Jonah Goldberg argues

(Newser) - When Jonah Goldberg heard the story of Lena Reppert, the 95-year-old forced to remove her adult diaper by the TSA , he thought of the man-vs-machine war in the Dune novels. Why? Because “it seems the first commandment of the TSA is that every mind must be trained in the... 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 »

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