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UK Police Want DNA of 'Potential Offenders'

mrogers (85392) writes | more than 6 years ago

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mrogers writes "British police want to collect DNA 'samples from children as young as five who "exhibit behaviour indicating they may become criminals in later life'. This line of thinking will be familiar to fans of Philip K. Dick. A spokesman for the Association of Chief Police Officers argued that since some schools already take pupils' fingerprints, the collection and permanent storage of DNA samples was the logical next step. And of course, if anyone argues that branding naughty five-year-olds as lifelong criminals will stigmatize them, the proposed solution will be to take samples from all children..."
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