Thursday, November 20, 2003

Arabs' Allegations of Racial Profiling in Dearborn Unproven

It turns out that Arabs, who are 1/3rd of the population in Dearborn make up gasp 1/3rd of the court cases, as reported by the Detroit News. So much for the racial-profiling seething and whining.

"I agree the numbers may not be consistent with what (Arab) people believe, in traffic cases especially," said Imad Hamad, Midwest director of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee.

True, what "Arab people believe" (at least those represented by the AAADC) rarely does seem to concord with the numbers or reality.

I also love the caption to sidebar of the article "Judge Mark Somers talks to Jihad Hamood, who was found guilty of having overloaded Dumpsters. Many Arabs believe they are targets of the justice system."

I guess Jihad is just an internal struggle to not overload one's dumpsters.

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