Right headline? I couldn't decide between that and "Gattaca! Gattaca! Gattaca!"
From the UK Guardian/Observer's pre-crime desk:
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.At that moment, a disembodied voice from the nearby CCTV camera ordered him to take off his hat, stop causing trouble, and move along.
Civil liberty groups condemned his comments last night by likening them to an excerpt from a 'science fiction novel'. One [head of a] teaching union warned that it was a step towards a 'police state'.
On the bright side, from the police perspective anyway, the hangup is just over DNA: "'Fingerprints, somehow, are far less contentious,' [the Scotland Yard guy] said. 'We have children giving their fingerprints when they are borrowing books from a library.'"
Put young children on DNA list, urge police [guardian.co.uk via ip]