Sunday, August 02, 2009

National DNA database - let the misrepresentations continue

Today's Sunday Telegraph in the UK. Simon Reed - a spokesman for the Police Federation unwittingly makes clear his prejuced views on the database.

"Some of those unconvicted people will reoffend with serious offences."

Simon, just how can an unconvicted person REoffend? Even if some of them (as you go on to imply) go unconvicted because of witness knobbling; it is still wholly wrong to act as if all people who are found innocent should have been found guilty but for some failure in the criminal justice system. Or is he trying to say that the police never make a mistake.

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