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Racial Profiling: A Cost-Benefit Analysis : NPR


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Professor DAVID HARRIS (University of Toledo College of Law): What this is about is not political correctness. It is not about being kind to people. It isn't even primarily about civil liberties. This is about safety. And everything we know about how you try to find the needle in a haystack that is the terrorist, everything we know tell us you don't use race this way because it takes away the primary tool of the police. It takes away their ability to closely observe behavior, and it cuts into their ability to collect and use intelligence. Those are the two key things, behavior and intelligence.

The means do not justify the ends.

Giving up liberties in the name of safety is not a good tradeoff.

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