DNA retention judgment won’t see discriminatory policy destroyed – The Guardian

Posted May 19th, 2011 in bills, DNA, news, Supreme Court by tracey

“Time for the latest instalment in the enduring battle against excessive DNA retention. We have a new supreme court judgment, almost 10 years since the law was changed, on 11 May 2001, to permit the police to hold forever the DNA of everyone arrested, irrespective of their guilt. One of the most pernicious consequences of this policy has been the massive over-representation of black people on the DNA database.”

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The Guardian, 18th May 2011

Source: www.gurdian.co.uk