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Thursday, August 10, 2006
Protect innocent people's DNA - sign the petition At the moment the police can retain DNA samples on their database indefinitely, even if the owner of the DNA is innocent of any crime. There are now around 140,000 people on the National DNA database who have never been charged with a criminal offence. Nearly 25,000 of them are children. A quarter of the records are from members of minority ethnic groups whilst they only make up under one in ten of the overall population; looks like racial discrimination.