Essay about A New Era of Terrorism

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Since September 11th, when the Twin and Pentagon towers were hit by planes, controlled by Middle Eastern Muslim terrorists. The perception toward Muslims being violent has been spread throughout the world. Innocent people who have never been involved in any crime act are being limited in practicing their religious duties. To be more exact, Freeman vs. Florida case ruled that Freeman has to take her veil off when taking a photo for a state driver’s license. The State argued that it had a compelling interest in the full-face photograph requirement because promotes safety and security, combats crime, and protects interstate commerce. The importance of a driver’s license is clearly known, not only for driving matters, but also identification…show more content…
Los Angeles police are using biometrical recognition now. Biometrics, the ability to indentify an individual by measuring key unique biophysical attributes, such as a picture of the iris could revolutionize the policing. If we step back on the history, the twentieth century saw fingerprinting become an invaluable forensic tool, such as iris pattern-matching or facial recognition could have an equal success on the 21st century policing (Retinal Scan). The limitations certainly apply to biometrics. Some reports suggest that recognition error rates can be as high as ten per cent. No single biometric system guarantees coverage of the entire population, but in the Muslim woman’s case this could have been solved without the need of having any discrimination issue claimed from the party. The biometric identification relies on three stage process: registration, storage and comparison. It is processed by computer to create a template essentially a string of numbers which uniquely describe the measured features if iris (Retinal Scan). The registration starts by taking the digital picture of the iris, the registration is one time process and it takes approximately two minutes. Once the picture of the iris is taken, the storage process begins; template will be stored in the database, like the signature held by the bank when an account is opened. After being created, the template will be ready for
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