Senior Appeal Court Judge Calls for Compulsory National DNA Database (UK)

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Submitted by Lance on Wed, 2007-09-05 21:10

http://newsvote.bbc.co.uk/mpapps/pagetools/print/news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/6979138.stm

The whole population and every UK visitor should be added to the national DNA database, a senior judge has said.

The present database in England and Wales holds details of 4m people who are guilty or cleared of a crime.

Lord Justice Sedley said this was indefensible and biased against ethnic minorities, and it would be fairer to include everyone, guilty or innocent.

Ministers said DNA helped tackle crime, but there were no plans for a voluntary national or compulsory UK database.

[Home Minister]Mr McNulty said there were no plans to introduce DNA profiling for everyone in the UK, but "no-one ever says never".

A senior Appeals Court judge thinks it's fair? Yikes!


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