Telchar wrote: sourmìlk wrote:
Telchar wrote:And in that hypothethetical that demographic shifts once you start profiling it. If they realize you are targeting arabs with profiling they are then white people. If you start profiling white people they become Mexican.
My point is: how do we know this? Recruiting people of various ethnicities helps terrorists anyways, so they would be doing it now. Could they even be doing it more? How good are they, exactly, at recruiting outsiders?
Your assumption is that there is one terrorist organization. You're right that maybe Al Queda can't get a ton of Chinese to join their ranks, but that doesn't mean various asian terrorists can't. Once you start using profiling it opens up the door for terrorists groups that don't fit your profile.
My assumption is that because, as I've said many times, this is a hypothetical in which there is a demographic more likely to commit terror. the point of this hypothetical is to decide whether ethnic profiling could work, i.e. whether or not there's something inherently ineffective about it.
Belial wrote:If you've made it clear that arabs are going to be hyper-scrutinized and white people allowed to waltz through security with a pat on the shoulder and an "isn't it awesome to be white?"
Why would we make this clear?
So you recruit someone else.
Is recruiting people of different ethnicities easy or even possible for them?
Building a really awesome wall doesn't do you much good if you only build it around three sides of your property. Moving all three walls to one side to make one big SUPER WALL is not an improvement.
No, but moving part of one of the walls where very few attacks come from to two of other other walls facing the enemy seems like a reasonable idea, especially if the enemy has difficulty attacking from the side of the previous wall.