Saturday, January 2, 2010

Keep the Presumption of Innocence.


Today's Cambridge News poll asks: "Should police be allowed to hold the DNA of innocent people?"


No.

I don't trust this government to run a whelk stall, why am I being asked to trust it with my DNA? My DNA belongs to me, not the state.

2 comments:

  1. An e-mail from today:

    Here's the final tally at 11pm last night, just before the poll closed:

    Should police be allowed to hold the DNA of innocent people?

    Yes (24.8%)
    No (75.2%)

    Total Votes 1247

    Quite encouraging!

    Cheers,

    Andrew

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  2. I observed Cambridgeshire Police authority debate this matter in 2009. I wrote an article on what happened:


    http://www.rtaylor.co.uk/1340

    --
    Richard Taylor
    Cambridge
    http://www.rtaylor.co.uk

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