I certainly don't mind profiling. Giving greater scrutiny to those fitting the profile of those currently committing crime is simply good police work, and I can give some leeway to paying greater attention to, and even stopping those currently in the system or under scrutiny. To my thinking, they started it.
However, as soon as GuvCo starts stopping and searching people on the streets, laying hands upon individuals without warrant or probable cause, breaking and entering with a no-knock raid, warrantless wiretapping or any other such war on human nature and individual rights as innumerated in our Constitution "just because" then, in my humblest of opinions, we are doing it wrong.
The more of those types of things you allow, the more you'll accept and eventually end up with.
The world has changed quite a bit from when Fleetwood Mac was first popular as a result of feeding that camel. Now, we're damn near sleeping with it.
Well that’s just it...how much security do you want and safety from government overreach? As I’ve said, nobody likes to be frisked. I didn’t like being frisked at the London airport, and I didn’t like the far less intrusive one at the concert. But I understand the need for public safety. However, like I stated, the constitution is not a suicide pact. If the police were stopping and frisking people at random in my community (which has an extremely low crime rate,) I’d be upset. But we don’t have a high crime rate. If the NYC SAF had not lowered the murder rate, I’d protest that as well. But the policy in NBC has dramatically lowered the rate. Again the constitution is not a suicide pact.