MP3 Player and a Gun

A man in Britain was arrested because someone mistook his MP3 player for a gun. The article does not say which model it is but since someone mistook it for a gun, I figure it must be this one.

Even worse:

“He was then put in a cell and his fingerprints, DNA and mugshot were taken before he was released.

Although police realised it was a false alarm, Mr Nixon, from Stoke-on-Trent, now has to live with his DNA stored on a national database.

The force will also keep on record that he was arrested on suspicion of a firearms offence.”

The police admit that Mr. Nixon did nothing wrong, yet his fingerprints, DNA, and the charge of suspicion of a firearm is kept on record? The article says DNA is kept for life to be matched for future samples.

In other words, they expect you to do something wrong in the future. Does this remind anyone of anything-the movie “Minority Report” for instance?

Not to mention, should someone in power have some sort of grievance with Mr. Nixon, they can take his stored DNA and put it on any crime scene they wish.

Don’t think this is only happening across the pond. It will soon be here.


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