posted on Jun, 11 2013 @ 08:22 AM
Both blood and DNA are being stored on a database.
Common practice in the UK is to take a compulsory DNA sample to be placed indefinitely on a national database...even if you are released, found
They were supposed to destroy the DNA samples after you're found not guilty, but it came to light that on many occasions this wasn't being done.
BTW, if you refuse a DNA sample, but agree to give a blood sample, you ARE giving a DNA sample...with your blood.
This has nothing to do with road safety and everything to do with DNA databases and yours will be added to it either voluntarily or forcibly if/when
you get arrested for a misdemeanor.
Crime fighting is a legit reason to do this, but when literally everyone, criminal or respectable member of society included is requested to give over
their genetic code...i get a chill down my spine and my thoughts turn to the seed vaults buried under a mountain for a 'just in case' scenario.
I would most certainly absolutely refuse to give either sample to anyone, if it's compulsory and theirs no choice, then that's one thing, but if
there's a choice, not a chance.