Thursday, November 01, 2007

Nothing like consistency.

And this is nothing like consistent.

Now I can actually understand why a criminal record is maintained for the lifetime of the person involved. It is a factual document and as long as due process is followed in putting things on it then there should be no issue. Convicted and recorded. So in a way I don't have much sympathy for these people. Read here about peoples minor convictions turning up on CRB checks. However, the more pertinent question is why do such trivial things from decades ago turn up on a CRB check? Maybe there should be some sort of category where relevant convictions show up.

In the meantime the police forces involved have been told to erase the records. I think that is wrong, a review of the search process should be a more appropriate statement but what do I know?

Now contrast that to this about DNA and fingerprints being retained for people arrested on a pretext or being kept from people who are merely coming forward to actually help the police, and not even in the recognised, 'Helping police with their enquiries' way.

How can we remove records of people actually guilty and leave the innocent on a different database? Talk about being consistent.


At 7:47 pm, Blogger Count James d'Estaing said...

They have no idea what they're doing.

At 9:34 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's what happens when you leave things to "consultants".

At 12:02 pm, Blogger Bag said...

I thought about this after I posted it. Something was not right. Then it hit me. The DNA bit is the police and our Soviet style government working together to solidify the police state we are in. The other one was from the judicial system who seem at odds with the government stance and doing what they can. I've lost count of how many things have been declared illegal by the courts now.

At least someone appears to be on our side. Now if only they could toughen up sentencing of the proven bad guys.


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