Racial Profiling Is Ineffective Analysis

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Racial profiling is ineffective because most descriptions of suspects are too vague and when police set up a description of what a criminal looks like, if they were to base it on the race of the criminal the amount of people who would fit that description is immense. The Boston Marathon Bombing is an example of this. When the police were on the lookout for possible suspects, they were looking for any brown men who were wearing backpacks. Elahe Izadi wrote an article titled "Racial Profiling Is Ineffective in Catching Terrorists" in which she discusses the flaws of racial profiling. Izadi points out, "Even if the public had known whether the suspects were white or "dark-skinned," that piece of information was still too vague to be useful—how
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