posted on Feb, 13 2017 @ 05:44 PM
originally posted by: loam
a reply to: TheBadCabbie
So this is one of those conundrums, where arrest information is public record. I don't think people want secret arrests.
The issue is with employers and what weight they give to arrest history. I'm on the fence on that issue. I see valid arguments on both sides.
Same here. We don't want criminal in daycares and nursing homes, but we also don't want a complete lack of privacy. I don't have any issue with
collecting data once someone is actually charged with a crime. That said, there is a grey area in whether or not to keep that data, if the person is
not convicted. One could argue, and I am sure this is the official position, that they keep it because sometimes crooks can't be convicted, because
of flaws in the system. However, it's a fact that people can be, and are, arrested when they actually did nothing wrong, and even charged with a
crime. Where do we draw the line? Fingerprints, now facial recognition, and what next? DNA profiles, collected at birth? The potential for abuse
is a very real concern here. I am no fan of the ACLU, by any means, but this really is a problem!