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Show Of Hands January 23rd, 2013 12:00am

Should law enforcement use gender/race/age "profiling" to focus greater attention on groups of people that have been statistically more likely to commit crimes?

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01/29/13 4:28 pm

No it was asked of gender race and age. People just are always focusing on how wrong the race side is of it. Statistics are statistics. In some cases look for white people. In others look for black people. I'm sure Asians are violent sometimes too lol

01/29/13 2:18 pm

It's funny that you have to resort to correcting grammar rather than

ishady 86451132020
01/28/13 5:11 pm

I can't get past that name without laughing my ass off.

01/28/13 3:09 am

Statistics and facts don't lie. The facts are that a certain demograpich ghat makes up 12% of the US population is responsible for 67% of ALL violent crime. Shouldn't we profile those who make up that 12% to help stop or reduce the 67% of crime they commit?

01/27/13 12:59 pm

the issue is one of expectancy bias. If you profile, your attention is focused in one direction. you are more likely to reaffirm your beliefs. Many non obvious targets get missed. false positives get identified.

01/27/13 12:24 am

Democrats are dumb because the poll shows that they would choose to disregard the facts that the statistics point to. This is the whole reason the human race came up with the notion of statistics; to collect raw data and produce comprehensive information.

BiscuitJone Florida
01/26/13 10:28 pm

"Too" sweetheart. While maybe your opinion is valid (which I don't believe it is), evidently your grammar is deficient.

babyboomer1 The flatulance express
01/26/13 6:52 pm

Every factor of our lives uses profiling. From the TSA to marketing companies. It's an accepted practice except for law enforcement where it's the most important tool. Retail is one of the biggest users as they now track race, gender and use facial expressions to strategize their floor plans.

theNobamist Silicon Valley
01/26/13 6:26 pm

Everyone profiles. If you want to date a man, and I introduced you to a woman, you'd be mad. See? Let's drop this wussy PC sensitive no-profiling crap before we allow more people to fly into our buildings.

theNobamist Silicon Valley
01/26/13 6:24 pm

My brother's car was stolen by a black guy. He went to a line-up to point out the guy. They were Chinese, Mexicans. My bro asked "wtf?" and the cops said they couldn't profile. Waste of time and cop resources.

susanr Colorado
01/26/13 5:33 pm

I'll bet mall security does.

Hawkn Texas
01/26/13 1:54 pm

The demographic most likely to shoplift? Teenage white girls. I doubt anyone profiles them

vbranger Hillary for Prison
01/26/13 1:17 pm

It just shows who the true criminals are.....HAHAHAHAHA.....Or who has criminal tendencies......LOL...... If you have nothing to hide, I could care less if they profile me.....

vbranger Hillary for Prison
01/26/13 1:15 pm

All the dems say no because they are the ones that would get profiled.....LOL....TO FREAKING FUNNY!!!!

01/26/13 12:48 pm

Wow really? You receive the ignorant comment of the century award.


01/26/13 2:35 am

That's because Dems want crime in the streets so that they can constantly point to it as examples of what social injustices made otherwise good people do.

01/26/13 2:32 am

Isn't the proposed assault rifle ban basically profiling?

The guns look scary, have been used is very small percentage of crimes yet all people who may want to own one are assumed to be bad and prohibited. It may be that an AR in the right hands would stop a school shooting/ save life's!

01/26/13 2:28 am

They would be the first demographic profiled for crimes the demographic was known to do. Take the DC sniper shootings. Police were looking for 30ish white guy

Captainbstring Biden is a Clown
01/25/13 11:28 pm

Profile away baby! Stop me anytime, frisk me anytime, nothing to hide and I'm sure they'll catch more of the guilty bastards by profiling. Go for it.

Alienmoose1 New York
01/25/13 10:31 pm

Statistically; mass murder is almost always committed by white men 25-50. Same with child molestation. However, this particular demographic also makes up the majority of police and government, so you won't likely ever see them getting profiled.

01/25/13 7:12 pm

I'm Mexican american 2nd generation and I voted no. Y? Because yes their is gangs their is illegals their is drug smuggling the stereotype of the race. All those shootings killing innocent people were not Mexican but white. everyone can argue anything they want but every race has goodandbad

01/25/13 5:25 pm

Listen, if this was a question of "Should police patrol places more if they have higher crime rates?" you'd say yes. It's basically the same thing.

jamjay Atlanta, Ga
01/25/13 3:44 pm

WTF. How could anyone argue against stopping those that actually do the crime.

As soon as middle aged, chubby, Jewish, white guys start strapping bombs to their asses and Murdering innocent people.......I say: Yes and of course stop and search me.
Until then if it walks like a duck.....

leary Dulag Luft
01/25/13 11:47 am

Yeah, you really got to keep an eye on those geezers. Give them half a chance and they're pissing on a bush.

apgates95 Boston
01/25/13 11:07 am

According the department of homeland security there is more right wing AND ecoterrorism than Islamic terrorism in the United States. Janet was a Bush appointee. Planned parenthood attacks, attacks on Muslim and even Sikh temples, and attacks on abortion clinics all count as right wing terrorism.

swervin Maryland
01/24/13 10:16 pm

Notice the Democrats voted no and the Republicans voted yes. =)

01/24/13 9:53 pm

Janet wants to destroy our country and profiling via the Unabomber or The Oklahoma city bombing. In not a group of white people. They were lone people. Look at the beltway snipers black Muslim. Look at all the gang members they are terrorist they terrorize whole community's. so your logic is broken

01/24/13 9:25 pm

There's a lot of Pros and Cons, stereotypically, people say young black males get in more trouble with the law, but if they only focus on young black males, what about the other groups, are you gonna neglect attention on them?

01/24/13 8:58 pm

The idea of using profiling to catch possible threats is good, but doing it by gender/age/race isn't. Everybody gets angry and has the possibility to lose it as hurt people, and it's evident that even now racism still exists to a certain degree.

01/24/13 8:43 pm

Yes! Why not? Why shouldn't people that buy fighter caliber weapons (even though the guy used handguns) get deeper background checks? The good guys won't have anything to hide.

Br@ndon Your Soul
01/24/13 8:23 pm

I hate the idea of it because I'm black, but if it makes the streets any safer...

01/24/13 8:07 pm

It's called the Law of Probability. It's also,called good police work.

pruettsingleton Roll Damn Tide
01/24/13 6:41 pm

Shame. It is prejudice, idc about statistics in this matter.

01/24/13 5:57 pm

Stereotypes aren't always bad, but I don't think they should be considered unless there's strict evidence that they should be. It's just... Wrong, if you go around suspecting people because of their physical traits.

01/24/13 5:49 pm

Criminology = profiling. So, in real life and on shows like Criminal Minds, is it wrong for FBI profilers to use evidence to determine likely traits of a suspect? It can be a highly effective method of reducing crime and identifying criminals. That doesn't mean that we should target every black kid.

01/24/13 4:06 pm

Thanks donyewest. :) typing fast and taking care of kids...grammar suffers sometimes lol

JennaF sunflower state of mind
01/24/13 3:53 pm

We never said no guns at all. Just stricter gun laws so they don't fall into the hands of phsychomaniacs.

01/24/13 2:16 pm

Statistically validated stereotypes are not unjustified. Nobody claims age prejudice that young people's liability insurance is higher than older people's.

01/24/13 1:30 pm

There's no point in finding statistical evidence behind why crimes happen based on gender or race or anything like that. It only perpetuates stereotypes.

satiricalnick meh
01/24/13 12:54 pm

Did democrats forget that we have a constitution that gives everyone the right to bear arms?

satiricalnick meh
01/24/13 12:52 pm

Youre right. The question asked was about racial profiling tho.

satiricalnick meh
01/24/13 11:25 am

Hey jim look, its a black kid riding a bike. Pull him over, he must have stolen it.

Hey jim look, its a mexican. Pull him over he must be an illegal alien.

Hey jim look...

satiricalnick meh
01/24/13 11:23 am


In 20 ought years, whites will be the minority in this country.