I knew it was just a matter of time for the predictable reaction to come. Today on cable news the story of the arrest of the two 'students' from Florida near the base in South Carolina is making a splash. And, along with the photos of the alleged wrongdoers, was a brief statement from a father of one of the two. He cries 'ethnic discrimination' is what the trouble is, that the Middle Eastern people are being blamed for everything. My response to him? When blue eyed blonde Lutherans from Sweden are consistently arrested trying to do harm to us, then we'll reconsider the whole profiling thing, ok?
These guys were stopped for a traffic violation. Found in the car's trunk were pipe bombs. The father said they were just going on a college guy kind of trip and enjoyed fireworks. Ok then.
Profiling is a perfectly legitimate investigative tool. It works. Before the age of uber political correctness, the hands of law enforcement, or our military for that matter, were not tied for fear of law suits, which is exactly what the criminals and terrorists rely on today. Today in the news reports, especially those on local television, the news readers deliberately do not even describe the criminal's skin color. How is the ordinary citizen to report a suspected criminal on the loose without all the information?
So, two IslamoFacists and one father are insulted by alleged ethnic discrimination? I say congrats to the alert police officer and to the judge who set bail and denied release of the prisoners until approval came from the federal level. Seems the question of legality of being here in the first place is in play.