Saturday, July 20, 2013

Racial Profiling in the Heartland

July 19, 2013 By Colin Flaherty 34 Comments
Eric Holder is going to hate this.  The same day the Attorney General was condemning the “underlying attitudes, mistaken beliefs and stereotypes” that create racial strife, the City of Indianapolis was implementing the single largest case of racial profiling in the history of this country.
This Friday and Saturday night, the streets of downtown Indianapolis will be full from some of the 250,000 black people attending the annual Indiana Black Expo.  Much like George Zimmerman knew that black people were responsible for a crime wave in his town, city officials “know” the Black Expo has a ten-year history of intense and frequent violence and lawlessness.
So they are getting ready for more. That is racial profiling.
The summer of 2010 was probably the worst. After the Black Expo let out for the evening, thousands of black people hit the streets of downtown. Chaos and violence followed. At least ten people were shot. A lot more were rampaging through downtown, destroying property and creating mayhem.   A lot of it was captured on video.  All just a few weeks after Al Sharpton himself appeared in Indianapolis to complain about racist police.   ….To Read More…..
My Take - The natural function of the human mind is to find patterns. That's biology; that's reality; that can't be changed by the latest philosophical flavor of the day, and as long as the human mind functions in that manner profiling will always be with us, and we can be thankful, because without that function we can never understand anything, never discover anything, and never find ....truth! The truth is that profiling of blacks didn't develop in a vacuum. Blacks, as a society, have demonstrated a propensity for violence far beyond all other ethnic groups in America, with the possible exception of Muslims, and they are motivated by religion. 

When I travel.....I profile! If I see someone who is openly displaying their Islamic faith, I watch them....and I don't care what others think. When the boys on United Airlines Flight 93 said, "let's role", they weren't attacking a little old Jewish lady! 

A hundred thousand years ago, I deliverd bread to restaurants, institutions and grocery stores.  One old timer who worked for another company for many years ran a ghetto route all of those years.  That was unusual because all white guys would bid out as soon as they could.  He was the only white breadman I ever knew who had worked the ghetto that long and had never been robbed.  I asked him why.  He said he constantly watched what was going on around him and if he saw a bunch of young blacks coming down the street he put his bread back on the truck drove around until they left...in short he profiled....and he was never robbed.  Another told me he gave the young kids cakes.  That way the older ones left him alone.  What would have happened if he didn't.  He totally believed he would be robbed otherwise.  Let's face it.  Profiling works, and profiling is based on experience in life.  Ask any FBI profiler if they come up with their stuff mystically or is it based on years of watching what people do and in what categories they fit. 

No matter what anyone says publically or on the stand in a courtroom, no matter what group they are a part of....people..... ALL people.....profile because profiling works! Get over it!

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