Friday, December 11, 2015

Police racial profiling endangers national security, but no one wants to say it bluntly

Just a little note as I watch the CNN reports on the latest plot investigation in Switzerland.

The loss of reputation of police departments because of the racial profiling problems is itself creating a national security risk.  Nobody wants to say this (except probably Donald Trump).  But in a few cities particularly – St. Louis (Ferguson and some suburbs), Baltimore, recently Chicago, and to some extent some areas in New York City, distrust of police can obviously make populations, including those gathering lawfully to protest, more vulnerable.  If an incident were to happen, it would be harder to know at first if the source were rioters, police themselves, or a foreign-inspired enemy.  We can’t afford to keep on having these problems with the credibility of police departments and the administrations supervising them.

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