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DNA of thousands of innocent people held by police

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posted on Jul, 15 2009 @ 12:27 AM
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The big brother is after our DNA. Why ? They could misuse our DNA in so many ways. I am not an expert on DNA but DNA records could be misued in many ways. I am sure innocent people would not be comfortable with their genetic samples being stored by the govt. Genetic engineering has advanced in the recent times and some people's DNA with superior genetic tratis could be misued to give others the traits that nature has not given them. This may not be happening now but could happen. And that raised a question as to why, inspite of a European court ruling, the Govt wants to hold on to our DNA and not destroy it.



MORE than ten people have their DNA recorded and stored by Redbridge Police every day, the Guardian can reveal.

A total of 3,654 samples of genetic material were taken in the borough last year - with only 368 of these subsequently being destroyed, a Freedom of Information request as found.

And 2,201 samples have been taken on under-18s since the beginning of 2006 – the vast majority of whom innocent of any crime - prompting fierce complaints from parents.

“It’s a bit Big Brother when the Government knows even your children’s intricate body chemistry.”

The European Court of Human Rights ruled last December that all DNA samples of innocent people held by police must be destroyed as holding such information “could not be regarded as necessary in a democratic society”.


Source: DNA of Innocent people held by police




posted on Jul, 15 2009 @ 12:43 AM
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lets see... not only as identifying as a fingerprint, but can be used to identify your every quirk and quibble. DNA has sooooo many uses in the investigative field. Its replicatable, and all info encompasing. Is it right to use it? prolly not, but when has our government really cared about right?



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