Saturday, September 08, 2007
Nanny, despite the fact that her DNA database is riddled with errors (see the "Big Bruvver" article) is intent on filling it with more data.
Nanny's ever efficient Home Orifice is considering giving the police the power to take a DNA sample on the street, without taking the suspect to a police station, as well as taking samples from suspects in relatively minor offences such as littering, speeding or not wearing a seat belt.
That's nice isn't it?
Drop a sweet wrapper, and you will end up on a criminal database!
The database is the largest in the world, with 3.4m profiles, more than 5% of the UK population. If the powers are granted, it would expand massively.
Don't worry folks, there will be public inquiry held by the official genetics watchdog.
So that's alright then!
Nanny always listens to her watchdogs, doesn't she?