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A National DNA Database?  
User currently offline9V From China, joined Aug 2008, 0 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1184 times:

The public are to be asked whether the DNA database has expanded too much, amid concerns the innocent are discriminated against.
The UK holds 3.6m DNA samples - the world's biggest database.

Would you be in favour of a national DNA database in order to catch more criminals or is it too much of an intrusion into civil liberties?

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User currently offlineAirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1180 times:

A data base of convicted felons is one thing, and felons is certain states are required to provide a sample, getting a sample from the general public just to establish a DNA database, is quite another concept, one that I would have a problem supporting. Here in Arizona, felons are required to provide a sample, but the DPS lab is so backed up, they are saying it could take nine years to clear the backlog.

[Edited 2006-11-01 22:12:52]

User currently offlineKmh1956 From Bermuda, joined Jun 2005, 3324 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1147 times:

Quoting AirCop (Reply 1):
getting a sample from the general public just to establish a DNA database, is quite another concept, one that I would have a problem supporting.

Even if that database could be used to disqualify someone as a suspect?



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User currently offline777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1145 times:

Care must be taken at giving the police so much information. You have to consider the powers that police are demanding from Parliament, and in many cases, have got.

The register is skewed disproportinately towards black males...and not a decade ago the police were called institutionally racist. The police want to limit our freedom of speech, they want to extend shoot-to-kill authority and now they seemingly want to make a Brit a suspect to be cleared, rather than an innocent to be suspected.


User currently offlineBushpilot From South Africa, joined Jul 2007, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1140 times:

I doubt you will see this take place in the next 10 years in the US. There isnt anybody in real power calling for this measure. A database of 300million Americans would be difficult to undertake to say the least. There would be opposition to this from all sides of the spectrum. I think the system we have in place of aquiring a warrant to obtain such evidence is working. Now if one is a convicted felon, well then one might have some footing to stand on. I wonder how many are in the US fingerprint database? I know I am, not for criminal reasons but for employment purposes.

User currently offlineMDorBust From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1128 times:

Yeah sure. Go ahead. The government pretty much has everything on me but my DNA already.. Heck, maybe they have that too and I just forgot.

User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29792 posts, RR: 58
Reply 6, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1116 times:

Hell didn't anybody see the, "Who shot Mr. Burns" episode of the Simpsons?

If you have ever handled a penny the goverment has your DNA.



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User currently offlineBobster2 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1106 times:

Quoting MDorBust (Reply 5):
The government pretty much has everything on me but my DNA already..

You could say the same about Google.  Smile


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