Friday, August 15, 2008

UK: Government Admits National DNA Database Holds Records of 40,000 Innocent Children

Ian Drury writes on The Mail Online:

Nearly 40,000 innocent children have been placed on the Government's enormous DNA database for life, ministers admitted last night.

The number of ten to 17-year-olds who have done nothing wrong yet have had their genetic profiles seized by police has soared by 60 per cent in two years.

The news will fuel mounting fears that forces are arresting youngsters who have committed no crime simply to build up their DNA database by 'stealth'.

More here.


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