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National DNA database *poll* Irish Mammy*J,R&A* 19 kids; London, United Kingdom 6065 posts
28th Oct '12

I was watching Crimes that shock Britain, it was about a teenager girl called Sallywho was brutally stabbed and raped after she had died just outside her flat. Her ex boyfriend was the last person she was seen with and a few people came forward to say they had seen the pair arguing in his car outside her flat just minutes before she was killed. He was arrested, but the DNA from the rape proved it wasnt him. She had got out of the car, he had drivved of and within seconds she was attacked. The killer was eventually caught after he was arrested in connection with a seperate crime and his DNA matched the DNA found on Sally. Her family want a national DNA database, DNA taken from everyone when they are born not only to catch the guilty but to protect the innocent like Sallys ex. My question is do you think a national DNA database is a good idea? or do you think it violates human rights? Too big brother like?

Dovahkiin 1 child; 1 angel baby; Kentucky 16776 posts
28th Oct '12

I don't see the problem with it. It would solve crimes so much faster, and like you said, protect the innocent who are wrongly accused.

Mama Rice 34 kids; North Las Vegas, Nevada 11980 posts
28th Oct '12

I see no problem with it but conspiracy theories are too easy to come up with on this one. Lol

HungryHippo 2 kids; Missouri 11980 posts
28th Oct '12

great idea IMO
it will help identify dead victims and find people who are guilty ect

Jessica + 2 34 kids; Texas 7364 posts
28th Oct '12

I think its a great idea... it would help identify the dead and help catch the guilty very quickly! I think it needs to happen IMO

Irish Mammy*J,R&A* 19 kids; London, United Kingdom 6065 posts
28th Oct '12
Quoting PeanutButter*superkink*:" great idea IMO it will help identify dead victims and find people who are guilty ect"


I didnt think of that , good point no more Jane/John Does

Turtley Mikey Due October 31; 2 kids; California 50611 posts
28th Oct '12

I think that's a fantastic idea!

Cattails TTC since Oct 2011; 64 kids; North Carolina 857 posts
28th Oct '12

I couldn't imagine the cost of that, all hospitals, home births, and such being everywhere. Plus with immigrants and illegal aliens, people would be left out. It's a great idea in theory, but I'd be interested in the execution of it. Is it you get blood drawn when you get a SS number or something?

misanthrope 2 kids; Ramona, California 15430 posts
28th Oct '12

No one taking mine or my child's DNA. But do what ever you want to criminals.

Cattails TTC since Oct 2011; 64 kids; North Carolina 857 posts
28th Oct '12
Quoting misanthrope:" No one taking mine or my child's DNA. But do what ever you want to criminals."

Might I ask why, not trying to be argumentative or a b***h, just curious why you're against it.

The Bear and The Bird 2 kids; Vantaa, Finland 42577 posts
28th Oct '12

I'm pretty sure that's illegal. Here you need a warrant to take blood or swab for DNA. And you need good reasons to get a warrant.



It violates my rights. I will not be treated as a possible criminal from birth.

misanthrope 2 kids; Ramona, California 15430 posts
28th Oct '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Cattails:</b>" Might I ask why, not trying to be argumentative or a b***h, just curious why you're against it. "</blockquote>




It comes down to privacy. I'm half brain dead right now from being so sick, but I will elaborate later when I can think strait.

SpaceCowgirl Due December 21; 3 kids; Oregon 20240 posts
28th Oct '12

While I like the idea of being able to catch criminals more quickly, I have to say no.



I'm not opposed to a database filled with people who have already committed crimes or others who willingly give their DNA to be in the database.



When I was applying for my teaching license, I had to be fingerprinted so that it would be on file. That didn't bother me.

Monsieur Tastybutt TTC since Jul 2011; 2 kids; Oklahoma 426 posts
28th Oct '12

I'm against it for multiple reasons. The first being human error. The second being that some humans are chimeras. It is possible for a human to have two separate DNA sequences in their body. It's extraordinarily rare, but it is a possibility. The third reason I don't want the government to have access to my DNA is that I don't want to become another Henrietta Lacks. Her cells were essentially stolen from her to make profitable advances in medicine. She was never compensated and her family didn't even know about it until decades after her death.



All-in-all I may be a paranoid selfish bastard but those are my reasons against it.

The Time Police 2 kids; Cold Lake, AB, Canada 33500 posts
status 28th Oct '12

I like the idea in theory, but it would fail on so many levels. I mean, the cost itself would be extremely expensive... And who would be paying for it?