Sunday, July 31, 2005

Racial profiling

The news that police will target particular ethnic groups has been getting a lot of attention around the blogosphere today. While civil libertarians will be uncomfortable with this, it is the only rational approach to the threat of suicide bombers. To divert precious police resources into targeting the rest of the population would be criminal at a time like this.

The government is unfortunately now caught in a bit of a dilemma. They are now going to have to explain why racial profiling is acceptable where terrorism is concerned but is beyond the pale for other crimes.