Wednesday, 5 September 2007

Against The DNA Database

by Charles Pooter

This post was going to be an attempt to enumerate the arguments against a universal DNA database in what is laughably known as the "United Kingdom". However, I find myself unable to think about the topic rationally without a build-up of uncontrollable and murderous rage. Instead read this by Sean Gabb. It says all that needs to be said on the subject.

1 comment:

Major Gripe said...

Thanks for the link - sums up everything that right-thinking people are concerned about.

All this can bring about from a crime point of view is lazy, one-dimensional 'your DNA is there so you did it' policing. And real criminals taking greater care, of course.

If it does happen then it would be great to see all of those smug 'if you've got nothing to hide' people get thrown in the slammer through their DNA being planted at crime-scenes...