johnnycee Wrote: How is that a bad example when in fact it happened? Profiling is the study of charactoristics based on known data and applied to circumstances where all of the facts are not fully known. Sort of like circumstancial evidence as opposed to direct evidence.
johnnycee Wrote: Gems; just what is your defination of profiling?
johnnycee Wrote: Not an answer Gems, I gave you my official defination as it was read to me from a directive although it was simplified for me and less wordy.
johnnycee Wrote: Although I wasn't involved in Border duties or even immigration issues, but if I had apprended an Illegal, I simply called Immigration, however while on patrol and a radio call goes out that there is Black male a certain height,at a certain weight, wearing whatever, is jiggling closed business doors and also parked auto's, this is a white neighborhood, I check the area out and I find the allegged suspect, matchs all of the description given ,do I stop him for investigation and do a pat down because there is a bulge on his waist band and although I didn't see him doing anything, was this a legal stop based on a profile given by radio, now to further confuse the situation, he admitts to jiggling the door of his car because he sees his car keys dangling from the ignition and out of frustration ,he jiggled the door in the hopes that he left the door unlocked, when he realized he didn't ,he went to a nearby store that appeared to be open and jiggled the door in hopes that it was open so he could buy something to break the side window of his car to gain entrance, now if I believe his story and allow him to proceed on his way and later that evening he is caught breaking into cars. Now if I didn't stop and investigate because of a profiling issue and its found out that I had the suspect earlier but didn't investigate ,I am called a idiot, who shouldn't be allowed to carry a weapon and quite possibilty be disciplined by my dept. for not doing my sworn duty,on the other hand if I stop him and his story is true, then I am called a racist because I stopped him because he was black and I should be taken off the streets and retrained in racial sensitivity classes, and also because of my insensitivity I can kiss any promotion goodbye or a coveted transfer will be tossed out. BTW, this actually happened, and I didn't believe his story and he was indeed checking cars out and he had a record of breaking and entering both cars and business's, I also wasn't disciplined or had profiling charges brought against me, I guess I patroled in a socially unenlightened time.