Obviously we all are intensely interested in trying to prevent any more terrorism from hitting us within our own borders. London has been another cruel reminder that the scum is out there, waiting for the opportunity to slaughter the innocent. So when I read that New York was going to start random bag searches of people using any of the mass transit systems in the city, I was very pleased. Finally, I thought, they are going to do something more than give us a color-coded warning. Let the authorities get out there and search these anti-deodorant fanatics before they can get on a subway and kill Americans!
Then I read further, and the sad reality sunk in. Just when I thought they were getting it right, they inform us that it's more important to not offend someone or hurt their feelings from being selected out, than to really try to prevent us from being blown into tiny pieces. In a New York Times article today, police commissioner Kelly said in reference to who would be checked, "No racial profiling will be allowed," Mr. Kelly said. "It's against our policies. But it will be a systematized approach."
Oops. not helpful. This will unfortunately become like the fiasco of politically correct searches at the airport. Look, we all know who and what are blowing innocent people up! It's not the Johnsons next door! You've got to profile! I suppose there could be another McVey or Rudolph out there, but they are the exception. The backpacks that need to be checked will be on the backs of morons named Mohammed, and on women wearing black shower curtains. Check them, and leave the Johnsons alone!