Saturday, May 09, 2009

The DNA Database

Maybe its my fascist streak coming out but the civil liberties lobby bores me to tears. I just don't feel any excitement or anger about the government's DNA database.

The government intends to limit the time that peoples' DNA stays on the database if they have been arrested but not been convicted of a crime. A lot of people say they have not gone nearly far enough and they should completely stop storing the DNA of innocent people.

It does not seem a big deal to me. So if you have been nicked without doing anything your DNA stays on file. If you commit a crime, you are more likely to be caught. That hardly seems a big loss of liberty. Its not like you are being locked up or being kept under a curfew.

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