Monday, March 17, 2008

Police In England Want Future Criminals' DNA

Future Crime: Grand Theft Auto

In an effort to solve the futurecrimes that 5-year-olds will commit when they become the criminals that everyone knows they will be, police in London want to store their DNA in a database. From the Guardian (UK):

Gary Pugh, director of forensic sciences at Scotland Yard and the new DNA spokesman for the Association of Chief Police Officers (Acpo), said a debate was needed on how far Britain should go in identifying potential offenders, given that some experts believe it is possible to identify future offending traits in children as young as five... 
'The number of unsolved crimes says we are not sampling enough of the right people,' Pugh told The Observer...
Since 2004 police have had the power to take DNA samples from anyone over the age of 10 who is arrested, regardless of whether they are later charged, convicted, or found to be innocent.

Most people are going to look at this bit of absurdity and talk about civil liberties and police states. I'm just pissed off that there's going to be a TV show called CSI Kindergarten.

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