It was pathetic to see gung-ho Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio deny recently that his department profiles.
Even worse is the fact that the Legions of Political Correctness have, for many years now, made it impossible to even suggest that profiling has its proper place in law enforcement.
Profiling, be it racial or otherwise, is bad, period, and anyone who says otherwise is evil and — here it comes — racist!
A crock, I say. It’s a perfectly rational and effective policing tool that is used all over the world, as it should be. Except now in the namby-pamby nations.
The namby-pamby nations are those run by quivering white folks. Travel to a country run by black, brown or yellow* people, and you’ll be profiled up the wazoo.
Yes, that is correct. Nations run by black, brown or yellow people will profile you in a nanosecond. And if you complain about it, they’ll laugh in your pasty face.
Yet it’s black, brown and, on occasion, yellow people who yell loudest about profiling within the borders of namby-pamby nations run by white folks.
They are supported in this by the PC Police, who are people who don’t know much about other cultures, which is kinda ironic when you ponder on it.
Why? Because they idolize “other cultures.”
Here’s a related tidbit: Nations run by black, brown or yellow people will grab and deport you lickety-split if they find you within their borders without a visa.
Or just toss you into a prison.
They suffer no angst about it either. There are no PC Police in nations run by black, brown or yellow people, to their credit.
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Profiling is smart.
It’s just part of a physical description: Tall or short, black or white, male or female, plus other distinguishing characteristics like freckles, bushy mustaches or a big butt. They all help to nab evil-doers.
El Al, the Israeli carrier and about the safest airline you can fly, terrorist-wise, profiles relentlessly, openly and makes no bones about it. They don’t walk you through full-body X-ray machines or make you take your shoes off.
Well, unless you look like a Mohammedan.
Back to Arizona. Since 99.9 percent of the illegals entering the United States sport a smoky skin tone, common sense says to stop and question them first.
When Sheriff Arpaio is accused of profiling, he should say:
You bet! I do what the Israelis do. So what?
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* Oh, dear!