Airport Profiling.

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Airport Profiling

Are you safe from Airport profiling? Would you be upset to find out that you're targeted for special screening because of security concerns? According to the New York Times editorial, "The New Airport Profiling," in the future no one will be safe from profiling. The Transportation Security Administration has come up with the idea of a new electronic profiling system which will give the T.S.A. access to such information as records from the Department of Motor Vehicles, banks and credit-rating agencies. This information will be used to code people into three different categories. There will be those that are green, yellow or red. The people will not know what category they are in, but it will be encrypted into their boarding pass to let officials know what category they have been placed in. I disagree with this editorial. I feel that airport profiling is a good procedure. Even though profiling could invade certain privacies, I believe that it could be a blessing in disguise.

Everyone has the right to feel safe in an airport and in the air, and if that means having to invade privacies, I still believe it should be done. By allowing profiling, officials will be able to apprehend more terrorists, the government will be helping our futures by keeping us safe, and it will help to weed out the terrorists of certain backgrounds. Although profiling may look like an invasion of privacy, it will be worthwhile in the future.

Once the T.S.A. is able to access personal information about people, I don't see how we will have many terrorists for much longer. It seems that if they are able to know how dangerous a person really is, then they will make sure to not let that person onto their flight. Because of profiling, officials...