Battle lines drawn on DNA database
When some little scrote of a plod exercises his limited cerebrum in suggesting that the time is right for a national DNA database, you know that what we actually need is police reform. It is not the job of plods to engage in political debate, far less to initiate it. This is yet more evidence that the police have drifted too far from their assigned role, and are seeking to establish themselves as an authority 'outside' of society, rather than as citizens in uniform.
No, gentlemen, the time is not right for a national DNA database and it will never be for as long as I have breath in my body. The time is right for a Royal Commission on the reform of the police. The current crop of chief police officers are failing abysmally in their jobs, and are desperately in need of firm leadership and direction from the communities they serve, and even more in need of local accountability to those that pay their wages.
Their call for a DNA database is little more than a smokescreen to disguise their incompetence and manifest failure to provide effective policing to our streets. The remedy is not DNA swabs but a pile of P45s.