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Monday, 16 February 2009

Government to expand DNA samples

Are our Civil Rights being attacked now that the government is planning to expand Police rights to take DNA?

Civil Rights campaigners have been up in arms on the governments plans to do such a thing. Are we becoming a Police state or is it only dishonest people we all want to see behind bars that have something to worry about? To my way of thinking I would suggest that if this procedure has the chance to help solve crimes and put people behind bars then surely it must be a good idea? If you haven't done anything wrong then you don't really have anything to worry about do you? What do you think?

1 comment:

Dominic Baron said...

My view on this is that the dna of the whole population should be recorded. That gets over the concern that only people who are charged with an offence have their dna taken, even though they may later be found to be innocent.

It makes sense to record the most unique identifier that we all have in order to protect the vast majority of us law-abiding people from potentially stupid and unnecessary actions by the police.

Having stated my view I at once would insist that the proposal be put to a binding referendum. That is, of course, the only civilized, courteous, and intelligent way for all laws to be ratified by us.