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Friday, January 25, 2013

Profiling: It’s Not Just for Muslims Anymore

From Doug Newman:

In Pol Pot’s Cambodia, one could be killed simply for wearing eyeglasses. It was assumed by those in power – i.e. those who still had guns – that people with glasses could be reading counterrevolutionary literature and thus constituted a threat to the regime.

Whenever I hear people say “we should take away guns”, I always have to ask (1) just who is this “we” and (2) how will this takeaway be implemented, if not at the point of a gun? And whenever I hear people say that we should “go after” certain people, I immediately want to remind them that there are other people who want to “go after” them. You reap what you sow.

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