Lyndon Hood - bloody sampley, Wellington

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Read carefully:

A Bill to help Police solve more crime by expanding the collection and use of DNA samples passed its second reading in Parliament last night.

The Criminal Investigations (Bodily Samples) Amendment Bill allows police to collect DNA from people they 'intend to charge', and to match it against samples from unsolved crimes.

Note Simon Power's scare-quotes.

"Ah yes, Sir," says the policeman, "We 'intend to charge' you. Now roll your sleeve up."

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