Friday, August 19, 2005

The Usual Suspects

Why should details of suspects be held on a new national violent offender database when they are innocent until found guilty in a court of law? How long would accusations against a person remain "on file"? Are suspects notified of their inclusion on the database and can they appeal the decision? Would the database be trawled to identify suspects if high profile crimes are difficult to solve?

The authorities should have brought criminal charges against Ian Huntley earlier than the Soham murders if evidence against him would have secured a conviction.

1 comment:

Gavin Ayling said...

Details should be kept on a database to satisfy the current government's desire to turn England into a police state-cum-surveillance society. i.e. They shouldn't.