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It is irresponsible journalism when the media seemingly presents a profile of a suspect to the public but leaves out key details. Public Secrets, http://pubsecrets.wordpress.com/2013/02/07/media-scrubs-left-wing-manifesto-of-fugitive-cop-killer/, is the blog that made me aware that Christopher Dorner is not a stereotypical right wing “nut” as some would assume from his murderous rampage.

A manhunt is underway to find Dorner, who has murdered three people and fired at the police. The police have now shot at least two women in or near a vehicle that resembles his (http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/08/us/former-los-angeles-police-officer-sought-in-shootings.html)– dozens of shots were fired. His actual vehicle was found on fire this afternoon on Bear Mountain in the Los Angeles area. (more…)

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Suspicious Package

Secret Santa– WHO ARE YOU?!!

Today I received a cheery mystery package with a return address of “Santa, North Pole.” It came in Saturday but I was unable to retrieve it until today.

Because I wasn’t expecting a package, I wasn’t sure how to respond. Initially I was excited. When I saw the package, my profiling training kicked in and I was hesitant to open it even though most normal people would tear into it with glee. Given my background and experience, it would be impossible not to regard an anonymous package with at least some suspicion. (more…)

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The ‘Israelification’ of airports: High security, little bother – thestar.com.

This article from the Toronto Star discusses how Israel’s airport security differs from the U.S. and Canada. We can learn a lot from a country that, as reporter Cathal Kelly points out, has a higher terror threat, but has managed to minimize the inconveniences travelers face.

Saturday Night Live’s TSA skit last night seemed to speak for a lot of Americans that don’t want to be groped by strangers. It was crude, but it was a colorful way of pointing out that the TSA’s body scans and pat downs are just too personal.

Israel uses behavioral profiling to screen for potential threats instead of violating people’s civil liberties or personal space. They know what they’re looking for and their staff are trained to prevent terrorist acts without treating regular passengers like terrorists.

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