Spit on This

Traffic wardens in Edinburgh will be issued DNA recovery kits to trace assailants who spit at them.

Wow. I don't even know where to start with this:
-big invasion of privacy?
-big waste of taxpayers money?

And in the U.S., we're just getting around to testing the DNA in cases where the conviction occurred 22 years ago. Amazing.

2 comments:

  1. It's sad to think that getting spat upon is a big enough problem in Scotland that they need to resort to this in the first place!

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  2. Hello Blonde Justice,

    What invasion of privacy? Testing something which the person, of his/her own free will, assaulted someone with? And put him/her at risk for disease - multi-drug resistant TB, hepatitis C, MRSA, HIV, etc?

    (Let's keep in mind that besides mucus and saliva, blood can also find its way into spit.)

    Also, how is it (necessarily) a waste of taxpayers' money to try to track down assailants - especially those whose assaults could prove crippling or even fatal?

    Cheers,

    Jeff Deutsch

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