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28-05-2012, 01:06 PM
Should Police Be Able To Keep Anyone's DNA On Record?
I was thinking today about a Daily Mail campaign from a year or two ago.

To put it briefly I glanced at the front of the Daily Mail one day (I work in a shop that sells newspapers) to see them proudly trumpeting their recent achievement. They'd helped promote legislation that had just been passed by Parliament that meant police cannot keep a persons DNA on record for over a set length of time unless they have been convicted of a crime. I only just about resisted the urge to take all of their papers off sale and immediately torch them.

Why in the hell would you make the police take someone's DNA off their records?! Besides, generally the police only take your DNA when you are suspected of something and most people who fall into that category are probably there for a reason. Also what is the harm in the police having your DNA even if you are completely innocent? Unless you're worried about them creating a sinister clone of you then the only issue I've ever heard raised is the 'principle' of it which is the worst argument in the world to not fight crime. I'd also like to hear what these fucktards would say if their sister/mother/daughter got raped and the police told them they got a DNA sample but it wasn't a match to anything in their database so there was nothing more they could do. I doubt said fucktards would call that a victory for their principles.

If I had my way the police would take a DNA sample from everyone at birth and keep it on file until they died.

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28-05-2012, 02:47 PM
RE: Should Police Be Able To Keep Anyone's DNA On Record?
If someone has been convicted of a crime I have no issue with their DNA being on file. The only time I would see taking it off is if they are exonerated. My initial reaction is to be adverse to the mass collection of DNA, the securing of this data and implications for breaches to that could cause many problems (employment, insurance etc). I would have to think about it more.

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28-05-2012, 03:38 PM
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This should be a non-issue. For crime fighting purposes only on a secure network, I think every single persons DNA should be on file. Just like a damn fingerprint. Now I can see some issues, like genetic based discrimination, but recognizable amounts of DNA are all that really needs to be stored if that is TRULY an issue.
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28-05-2012, 05:42 PM
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Yep, put on a register at birth and taken off when dead Thumbsup

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31-05-2012, 09:47 AM
RE: Should Police Be Able To Keep Anyone's DNA On Record?
If the person is in fact a convicted criminal,then yes.

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31-05-2012, 10:15 AM
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Far as I'm concerned the police should have everyone's DNA record, it would help with more than just crimes. Like identifying that dead guy they just found out in the woods that has been rotting for 5 months. Or the person who lost their memory and don't know who they are. Or convicting senators who try to frame someone else.

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31-05-2012, 11:01 AM (This post was last modified: 31-05-2012 11:06 AM by Vosur.)
RE: Should Police Be Able To Keep Anyone's DNA On Record?
(31-05-2012 10:15 AM)TheArcticSage Wrote:  It's been no secret to me that the EU is actively trying to promote crime. 'Human Rights' my ass, all they care about is the money that the system makes. Drinking Beverage
That's quite a thing to say, especially since you're the one coming from the USA . Would you mind providing evidence for your claim that the EU actively promotes crime?

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31-05-2012, 11:07 AM
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I'm not a fan of the idea, creeps me out. Mass DNA records could be tampered with. I don't trust secure networks. This can lead to framing for crimes or TMI for health and discrimination. What if you have a rare DNA to help someone and they off you for an organ or something? I know sounds ridiculous but you never know where science will take us and what information we should keep private.
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31-05-2012, 11:15 AM (This post was last modified: 31-05-2012 11:20 AM by Vosur.)
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I'd only allow the police to permanently save the DNA of convicted criminals. This is mostly because enforcing this plan would cause way too much trouble. I doubt that the public would accept this idea, because people have been massively protesting against the collecting of much less personal data before (e.g. saving the IP of their computer or the contents of their telephone calls).

I personally wouldn't mind if they saved my DNA, since I don't see how the police could misuse it (not that I think that they would). But as I've said before, I think that this idea is too controversal to be accepted by the public.

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