24 October 2016

A few collected thoughts on "If you see something, say something"

A few collected thoughts on "If you see something, say something."

Thesis: "If you see something, say something" leads to more interactions with law enforcement authorities than would otherwise occur; and may have the unintended consequence of increasing violent interactions with police.

Thesis: "If you see something, say something" allows authorities to plausibly investigate things that are the result of other people's prejudices (i.e., a man saying a prayer in Arabic on an airplane). Since the authorities did not initiate the investigation, but rather followed up on a tip, they're free and clear of such claims as profiling.
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