posted on Nov, 24 2009 @ 06:14 AM
Hey everyone, check this out, apparently the police in the UK are arresting people just so they can take DNA samples..
Police officers in England and Wales have made arrests just to get people on to the DNA database, a retired police superintendent has claimed.
There are now about five million profiles on the national DNA database, a rise of 40% in two years.
The retired police superintendent, who is quoted but not named in a HGC report entitled Nothing to Hide, Nothing to Fear?, wrote to the advisory body
expressing concerns that the way in which people were arrested appeared to have changed.
He wrote: "It is now the norm to arrest offenders for everything if there is a power to do so.
Surely they cant do this? Can they?