DNA and YOU. Do you mind the government having your DNA? Since you probably haven't done anything, you probably don't mind. In fact, if you are over 18, they probably do not even have a sample of your DNA. However, soon DNA samples will simply be taken from everyone at birth. What could go wrong?
Police 'arrest innocent youths for their DNA', officer claimsHundreds of teenagers are having their DNA taken by police in case they commit crimes later in life, an officer has disclosed.
By Murray Wardrop3:01PM BST 04 Jun 2009"Officers are targeting children as young as 10 with the aim of placing their DNA profiles on the national database to improve their chances of solving crimes, it is claimed.The alleged practice is also described as part of a "long-term crime prevention strategy" to dissuade youths from committing offences in the future.The claim comes amid widespread criticism of government proposals to store DNA profiles of innocent people, including some children, on the database for up to 12 years.Civil liberty campaigners have condemned the tactic of as "diabolical" and said it showed contempt for children's freedom.A Metropolitan Police officer made the claims after figures were released showing that 386 under-18s had their DNA taken and stored by police last year in Camden, north London."http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/5444332/Police-arrest-innocent-youths-for-their-DNA-officer-claims.html