Racial profiling has been a prevailing topic in the United states for an extensive amount of time. In many cases what we call “racial profiling” has been a beneficial tactic for the safety of our communities as well as our country. Profiling is the recording and analysis of how a person acts psychologically and what their behavior is to predict their capabilities. Therefore, profiling is beneficial for American society to potentially prevent great tragedies.
Profiling can help end situations that are critically dangerous to communities. George Metesky known as “mad bomber” planted thirty miniature bombs around the city of New York. It wasn’t until investigators asked psychiatrist James Brussel for assistance that they finally arrested Metesky. James Brussel came up with an accurate description of “mad bomber” that helped investigators get to the bottom of their criminal case. If it wasn’t for profiling, there would have been many more added lost lives because the criminal George Metesky would have
continued to plant bombs in other public places that would have had a horrible ending.
Profiling can also be used to warn the public about these type of serial criminals. When there is someone out in your community that can potentially be life threatening it is crucial that you know about it. It can help you take certain safety measures that you wouldn’t have taken if there was no warning. For instance, if there was an individual who was assassinating middle aged hispanic males after 8 pm then it would be logically correct to stay home after 8 pm if you are a middle aged hispanic male. Profiling helps save many lives, not only does it help investigators catch the culprit, but it also helps communities take safety measures that will keep them whole and healthy.
In many cases people are against profiling because they think it is racially motivated, but it would be absurd not to use all the information of a possible unidentified subject which includes race. It is important to recognize that race is part of the strategy of profiling. Race is a crucial part of having a complete profile just like age and sex. Therefore, profiling is not racially motivated, rather race is an important factor of a criminal profile that can help reduce potential suspects which will eventually lead to the capturing of the criminal and the safety of numerous people. Profiling is a way of targeting an unidentified subject who committed a crime and is a way of keeping the United States safe.
Reporter: Jeraldy Gomez