I cannot understand why we cannot profile a suspect because it might cause a loss of self respect, but it is okay to electronically undress me, as my right to privacy is outweighed by his rights. As a flight crew member for many years, I can assure you that profiling has gone on for decades. It worked then, and it works now. It’s the height of stupidity to force crew members to go through these searches, as they wouldn’t need explosives to destroy an aircraft.
>> As a flight crew member for many years, I can assure you that profiling has gone on for decades.
With all cops - yes. With German airport police - yes. With Israelis - hell, yes. And a few other others. Certainly NOT in the ranks of the recently retired “You want fries with that?” TSA ranks.
They never look people in the eye. They never engage you in conversation, looking for what EVERY cop looks for in every casual chat with the citizens: Defiance and deception. Duh.
(From a retired major airline B-767 captain - 31 years of airline service with four airlines.)
We don’t want an innocent person who happens to be Muslim to “get a bad feeling” if we profile him because some of his co-religionists have done evil and we are trying to prevent them doing more.
But it’s OK to grope and Xray our Grandmas’ and little kids’ crotches.
WHERE IS ANY SENSE OF RIGHT AND WRONG HERE???
Political correctness is not, actually, a god. We need to stop worshipping it.
Stop putting political correctness, or what it actually is, the fear of being called a racist, at the pinnacle of the government’s priorities. It screams “We are patsies. Take our planes and blow them up!”