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Thursday, 4 December 2008

DNA database 'breach of rights'

Here's a sensible decision from the the European Court of Human Rights.

Two British men should not have had their DNA and fingerprints retained by police,

The men's information was held by South Yorkshire Police, although neither was convicted of any offence.

The judgement could have major implications on how DNA records are stored in the UK's national database.

I'll say!

The judges said keeping the information "could not be regarded as necessary in a democratic society".

Home Secretary Jacqui Smith said she was "disappointed" by the European Court of Human Rights' decision.

Well she would be - as part of the Stasi and the 'mission creep' mentality of ZANU Labour they don't like people standing up to them.

The database may now have to be scaled back following the unanimous judgement by 17 senior judges from across Europe.

Under present laws, the DNA profiles of everyone arrested for a recordable offence in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are kept on the database, regardless of whether they are charged or convicted.

In addition, it's got thousands of schoolchildren on it plus thousands of people who helped police inquiries - by giving their DNA to exclude them from an investigation.

It's a sick society which amasses information like this. Don't be fooled by these idiots who say it helps solve crime.

Crime is much higher that the Government admits (anyone for a caution instead of charged and brought before a court, anyone?)

I'll lay money now the police do not destroy the DNA for these two - found not guilty of any crime - and the police refuse all future cases.

UPDATE
I've just had a thought....if this database is open and meant to be for the power of good - then how come Tony Bliar and his cohorts in the 'Cash for Honours' scandal didn't have their DNA taken?

I only ask. All things being equal and all that.

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