11.30.2009

Symbols of an Alien Sky


Police arresting people "just for the DNA"

http://www.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idUSTRE5AN1FA20091124?pageNumber=1&virtualBrandChannel=10522
Police arresting people 'just for the DNA' - Reuters
Britain has built the world's biggest DNA database without proper political debate and police routinely arrest people just to get their DNA profiles onto the system, the genetics watchdog said in a report on Tuesday.
The Human Genetics Commission, which advises the government on the social, legal and ethical aspects of genetics, called for a review of the database and said new laws must be passed to govern its use. [Should it even exist?]
In a damning report, the commission said "function creep" had transformed the system from a DNA store for offenders into a database of suspects.
More than three-quarters of young black men aged between 18 and 35 are on the system, the report said.
Set up in 1995, the database contains the DNA profiles of five million citizens, eight percent of the population, making it the world's biggest in proportion to population size.
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7 stories Barack Obama doesn't want told

[This post is about 'storytelling'...]
  1. He thinks he’s playing with Monopoly money.
  2. Too much Leonard Nimoy.
  3. That’s the Chicago Way.
  4. He’s a pushover.
  5. He sees America as another pleasant country on the U.N. roll call, somewhere between Albania and Zimbabwe.
  6. President Pelosi.
  7. He’s in love with the man in the mirror.

[Source: www.politico.com]
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