AirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 8 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1422 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.
777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 8 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1387 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.
Bushpilot From South Africa, joined Jul 2007, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (8 years 8 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1382 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.