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A National DNA Database?

Thu Nov 02, 2006 6:01 am

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?
 
AirCop
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RE: A National DNA Database?

Thu Nov 02, 2006 6:10 am

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.

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RE: A National DNA Database?

Thu Nov 02, 2006 9:01 am

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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RE: A National DNA Database?

Thu Nov 02, 2006 9:13 am

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.
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RE: A National DNA Database?

Thu Nov 02, 2006 9:22 am

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.
 
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RE: A National DNA Database?

Thu Nov 02, 2006 10:17 am

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.
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RE: A National DNA Database?

Thu Nov 02, 2006 12:02 pm

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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RE: A National DNA Database?

Thu Nov 02, 2006 12:25 pm

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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