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Police Profiling

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 10/29/2010 Category: Society
Updated: 6 years ago Status: Voting Period
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Rockylightning

Con

My opponent must prove that police profiling is good. He has the burden of proof and will supply definitions.

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PoliticallyCorrect

Pro

Racial profiling is a great tool for police officers to make decisions on whether or not to pull over a citizen that is suspected to be doing illegal actions, or is doing something to cause legal issues. here is a quick example of how profiling can help in an instance:

--Last week, the Detroit News reported on Arab activists complaints about alleged profiling of Arabs in the Detroit area. But, the article, "Arab Americans Criticize Use of FBI Informants," detailed a frightening story of how two Lebanese brothers, Ali and Mike Boumelhem of Dearborn, Mich., attempted to ship loads of weaponry and ammunition over the Detroit-Canadian border to their eventual destination, the Hezbollah terrorist cell in Lebanon.

Disguised as auto parts and contained in the Boumelhem brothers' shipment seized by FBI and U.S. Customs agents, was a cornucopia of terrorism tools -- flash suppressors for AK-47 assault rifles, parts for AR-15 semiautomatic rifles, 12-gauge shotguns, 750 rounds of ammunition, a police scanner, and many other weapons. FBI agents also uncovered a videotape showing Ali Boumelhem firing automatic weapons in Lebanon and acknowledging that he was a member of Hezbollah. On Nov. 17, he bought a one-way ticket to Beirut, where he was stopped and arrested by federal agents. In Boumelhem's bags, agents found a black ski mask, black combat boots, a camouflage jacket, green khaki pants, and identification cards with at least three different names. Hint: This guy wasn't headed to the golf course to tee off. He was headed to the Middle East to foment terrorism. "These are the garments of a terrorist organization," said an FBI affidavit.--

Now, also, in todays modern society, where the world is very divided by religions and ethnicities, we must realize that religions are almost always divided by the followers race. Like for instance, most Islamic followers are middle eastern, which are stereotypically seen as dark skinned and wearing robes. Lets say your on a plane, and theres a man wearing robes, dark skinned, and keeps looking around suspiciously. Air Marshals are going to be all over him, and rightfully so, but are you going to be the one to stand up and say thats wrong? I mean, there are situations where its morally wrong and politically incorrect, but its better safe then sorry. Do you want to be the reason 100's of people die? or many more humans get into America illegally? Do YOU?

Sources:
- http://www.papillonsartpalace.com...
Debate Round No. 1
Rockylightning

Con

==Refutations==

///disguised as auto parts and contained in the Boumelhem brothers' shipment seized by FBI and U.S. Customs agents, was a cornucopia of terrorism tools -- flash suppressors for AK-47 assault rifles, parts for AR-15 semiautomatic rifles, 12-gauge shotguns, 750 rounds of ammunition, a police scanner, and many other weapons. FBI agents also uncovered a videotape showing Ali Boumelhem firing automatic weapons in Lebanon and acknowledging that he was a member of Hezbollah. On Nov. 17, he bought a one-way ticket to Beirut, where he was stopped and arrested by federal agents. In Boumelhem's bags, agents found a black ski mask, black combat boots, a camouflage jacket, green khaki pants, and identification cards with at least three different names. Hint: This guy wasn't headed to the golf course to tee off. He was headed to the Middle East to foment terrorism. "These are the garments of a terrorist organization," said an FBI affidavit.--\\
There are 15,241 murders a year in the United States alone. The tiny fraction caused by Arabs is extremely small. If you want to profile, you shouldn't be profiling the people who kill very few but get lots of media attention.

///Now, also, in todays modern society, where the world is very divided by religions and ethnicities, we must realize that religions are almost always divided by the followers race. Like for instance, most Islamic followers are middle eastern, which are stereotypically seen as dark skinned and wearing robes. Lets say your on a plane, and theres a man wearing robes, dark skinned, and keeps looking around suspiciously. Air Marshals are going to be all over him, and rightfully so, but are you going to be the one to stand up and say thats wrong? I mean, there are situations where its morally wrong and politically incorrect, but its better safe then sorry. Do you want to be the reason 100's of people die? or many more humans get into America illegally? Do YOU?\\
This is a blatant lie. Think about how many races are mainly Christian: White, Black, Asian, Hispanic, the list goes on and on. While Arabs do make up the majority of Muslims, there are large amounts of Black and White Muslims. Also, the majority of Arab Muslims live in the middle east, while the a large fraction of Muslims in the US are white or black. You hear stories all the time about an average kid who goes and fights for the Taliban, this is a clear example of why police profiling simply does not work. [2]

==CONCLUSION==
I have proven that racial profiling is not effective and insulting.
I have refuted my opponents points.
I have stated two sources.

1. http://www.disastercenter.com...
2. http://www.nytimes.com...

I await your response.

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PoliticallyCorrect

Pro

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Debate Round No. 2
Rockylightning

Con

Arguments extended
PoliticallyCorrect

Pro

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Debate Round No. 3
Rockylightning

Con

Crash and burn. Vote con.
PoliticallyCorrect

Pro

PoliticallyCorrect forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
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Posted by Rockylightning 6 years ago
Rockylightning
crash
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