Profiling Can Save Your Life

Posted: January 30, 2014 in Crime
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Profiling can save your life.  Human beings as a survival mechanism constantly profile as a method to avoid danger and everyone does it to one extent or another.  As an example that was told to me follows; it will clearly illustrate my point.  You are in the lobby of a six floor apartment building late at night waiting for an elevator. There are two elevators and as you push the button waiting for an elevator to arrive you are looking forward to visiting your friend who lives on the fifth floor.  In the lobby both elevator doors open at the same time.  In one elevator there are 6 old ladies; in the other elevator there are 6 men all in their 20’s dressed in gang colors.  Which elevator are you going to get into?  Anyone with common sense will get into the elevator with the 6 old ladies.

Congratulations you profiler you; you have just profiled and in doing so you have probably saved yourself from being raped, robbed or murdered. Profiling is how human beings look to avoid danger and stay safe.  We all have gut instincts for a reason; so learn to use them wisely and stay safe.

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  1. Richard M Nixon (Deceased) says:

    Reblogged this on Dead Citizen's Rights Society.

  2. Social and ethnic profiling has been banned by the UK as being politically incorrect for both law enforcement and security. Why?
    Because it allows those agencies to easily identify a threat and the bad guys don’t like that.
    The problem is in the numbers though.
    Minority groups that cause the most problems ALWAYS HAVE THE BIGGEST POLITICAL LOBBY.
    Thus the weak minded, gutless politicians are scared stiff to stand up to terrorism, organized crime, sexual and religious extremism.

    • rmactsc says:

      Political correctness tends to be pure nonsense. I think many people tend to instinctively know what situations to avoid regardless of what public policy tries to dictate.

      • True, but having worked security it’s damn annoying when you can easily identify a threat YET the rules don’t allow you to act on visual indicators to appease the minorities that cause a high percentage of the problems in the first place..

  3. Al says:

    Reblogged this on Self Reliance.

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