Well, yes, it looks that way from the data in suspicious activities reports. Minnesota Public Radio and Minnesota Independent highlight parts of an interesting CIJ/ NPR report on security practices at the Mall of America that finds the bulk of people questioned by guards for suspicious activity were people of color or Arab descent, and at least one successful complaint has been filed with the Minnesota Department of Human Rights against the Mall. Commander Jim Ryan of the Bloomington Police Department defended the screenings and acknowledged that some of the security practices may violate individual freedoms, but sees it as a part of today’s society.—SB