Alex Massie Alex Massie

Presumption of Innocence? You’re Having a Laugh Mate…

The most dismal aspect of this, shall we say, innovative proposal is that it is not in the least bit surprising. Equally, one ought not to be astonished when politicians proclaim it a perfectly capital notion.

Primary school children should be eligible for the DNA database if they exhibit behaviour indicating they may become criminals in later life, according to Britain’s most senior police forensics expert.

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