Re: PAPI finally plays his ACE race card, will he score?
posted at 5/10/2013 2:18 PM EDT
In response to TV-Guy's comment:
In response to devildavid's comment:
In response to trantor's comment:
Shaughnessy's column was profiling a person based in where they are from. Policemen today are trained not to do that and if they do so on their job, they are disciplined or fired. Columnists have the license to do profiling and express prejudiced opinions. It is part of their job description.
Oriz is acting like the the crininal justice professor who is teaching the class on profiling and mentioning examples of what profiling is. The professor teaching the criminal justice class is not " playing the race card" by mentioning examples of profiling. He is illustrating what it is such as :
Assuming that very Muslim is a terrorist.
Assuming that every Dominican is a drug user.
Assuming every black wearing a hoodie is ready to rob you.
Assuming that those driving red Corvettes are going to break a traffic infraction.
Cops and individuals should not profile
It is racist, prejudiced, and just plain wrong.
Profiling is not always wrong. It is only wrong, like any other tool, when it is used too broadly. It can be a valuable tool, if used properly, in law enforcement.
What we are really talking about here is old-fashioned prejudice. This is when you pre-judge someone based on broad generalizations and not on their individual traits.
Still, it is profiling wnen a cop pulls over a black who is driving through a white suburb solely on the basis that he is black. There has to be cause such as a violation or a malfunctioning tail light, etc.
My point was in respect to what Shaughnessy said in his column about players from the D.R. since that was a generalization. Dan must be aware that the Irish in Boston were once prejudged by the rest of the population.
When a cop does that it is called being a bad cop. Profiling is used to narrow down who to look for when a crime is committed. Random stops of drivers has nothing to do with catching criminals unless a crime has already been committed.