posted on Jan, 6 2013 @ 08:31 AM
With all the grumblings about non-americans commenting on gun control, this thread is a good example of why everyone should be allowed to comment on
Even the rude and ignorant poster demonstrates why we should be able to post on any matter. He/she has shown us that these types of posters only show
themselves up. They are the ones that look silly. They only lay bare their own lack of intellect. They should be embarassed and ashamed, but
experience tells me that often these types of posters can suffer from such a severe level of narcissism that they are never ashamed, and become so
inflexible in their views that they can not make any kind of reasoned debate.
Thanks maxmars and Phoenix 358 for your posts. Despite being in the US and Aus you have both demonstrated full understanding of the subject matter. I
came to this thread heavily in favour of the current CRB system. However I am now ambivalent, torn.
I would feel remiss if i did not point out that there have been many assumptions made about the data. Nearly 12k of successfully challapenged CRBs.
4196 cases of incorrect information on police records
3519 cases of people being given the wrong persons record
4088 cases of potentially wrong identity and inaccurate info.
There were over 4 million checks.
Nowhere can I find any kind of figure of how many individuals were cheked. So we cannot say that its only 12k people out of millions. It could be
12,000, out of 100,000. For an accurate picture we need to know how many individuals are involved, not how many searches were made. Lets not forget
that one person can have many CRBs done on them in one year. When I did a search. I could find no info on how many individuals are involved but it
became apparent that one person having 6 or 7 CRBs was not uncommon. Remember that the CRB is only really up to date on the day it is produced.
It is also true that if even if there wasn't any kind of occulted information management there would likely be another 12,000 who have wrongly passed
What's the answer?
We do need a register.
We do need to protect vulnerable people.
We do need to protect innocent people from error.
Least bad option? Set the information free. Let the information in the register be freely and easily available to all. At least then you'd be able to
check the info that they have on you, and you could satisfy yourself that that new nursery worker wasn't a pedo.