Jan Ting on Homeland Security
A: We need to make sure that our local first-responders have the tools they need to protect our communities. For instance, the Lewes Fire Department needs a search and rescue boat. As the Coast Guard is tasked with more homeland security responsibilities, search and rescue responsibilities are increasingly being referred to the Lewes Fire Department.
A: The only scandal here is the fact that a few civil servants paid by the taxpayers have deliberately chosen to illegally leak classified information about these initiatives to the media. There is no reason that our terrorist enemies should learn the details of our technical capabilities. The leakers should be identified, fired, and prosecuted.
TING: I think the dragnet makes a lot of sense. No one is profiling Arab-American men. We're profiling foreign men who have temporarily come to the US in the past couple of years. It seems to me that's a legitimate focus. The government has a compelling interest in preventing another terrorist attack. We know that all the 9/11 terrorists were young males from other countries who came to the US recently. So that's a reasonable profile. I think the case could be made for more profiling and not less profiling. I don't think that it's racial profiling. I don't think it's ethnic profiling in the sense of identifying people on the basis of skin color or on the basis of appearance.
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