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Old 09-23-2002, 12:46 AM   #16
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CORRECTION:

I meant to close with "I do NOT know what to make of any of this."

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Old 09-23-2002, 05:34 PM   #17
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Two weeks ago, wy wife and I went on vacation throughout the Southwestern U.S. and flew through 7 airports. ~U2Alabama
and you didn't call me?
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Old 09-23-2002, 05:54 PM   #18
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i've flown since 9/11. i went on vacation with a few families as their nanny on my first trip, where i was searched and pulled aside every time except once where they checked the baby i was holding.

then i went on spring break taking 4 flights, again every time i was specially searched, patted down, no shoes, my stuff was searched.


i'm white, blonde hair, blue eyes. and who else were in the groups i got put in for special searches? ah yes, older men, generally middle eastern in descent. we just sorta looked at eachother and were like "hmm...who's the token here?".


my hope is that it improved a bit since last january, but what i see fails my hope.
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Old 09-23-2002, 09:37 PM   #19
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and you didn't call me?
I didn't even have time to call my parents over the course of 10 days.
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It sure sounds like a complete balls up with this incident with Dr. Rajcoomar. To be held for 3 hours without even being given a valid reason is appalling.
I'm not sure I am really against this 'racial profiling'. I hate the term, as it does suggest that an individual can be held based on race or skin colour and that is never ok. The implications are wrong. But profiling in general, I think should or can involve the individual's ethnicity. If any security body, be it the police, marshalls, gov't agencies or whoever are looking for specific people, surely race or skin colour is an important descriptor? It really becomes a big problem when incidents like this single out an innocent man based (as it appears) solely on his ethnicity.
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