Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Footstool
I agree with you, redlegz. I don't have any problem with that kind of profiling, because in those cases the police are looking for suspects who have already committed a crime. That's perfectly legal and constitutional.

The problem arises when you start detaining people but no crime has been committed. You can't perform random searches because you think someone is likely to commit a crime in the future. The 4th Amendment prohibits that.
What percentage of the 9-11 terrorists were Middle Eastern?

If the shoe fits...

If the FBI knows that there are sleeper cells within the United States who are virtually guaranteed to be comprised of people of Middle Eastern descent... What more do you need to know in order to realize that it might be prudent to take a closer look at people matching that ethnicity rather than the 78 year-old grandma?