He wants your DNA
I've deliberately stayed away from blogging for much of the day today. One post early on was going to be my contribution to the blogosphere and that was going to be it. For most of the day I have been in a restless mood. I only needed one story to push me over the edge and have me rampaging through Kilmarnock smashing windows, burning cars and trashing phone boxes. So, here I am after my voyage of destruction. No one noticed any difference to the town, it looks like that all the time...
Anyway, the trigger that caused me to foam at the mouth like some rabid mongrel is the news that SNP MSP Stewart Maxwell plans to amend a bill at Hollyrood allowing DNA samples to be retained to 'enhance public protection'.
Currently, if you are unfortunate enough to be on the receiving end of 'instant justice' in the form of an on the spot fine, for whatever 'crime; you have committed, your DNA cannot be stored on the police database. Comrade Maxwell plans to change this 'loop-hole'. The bastard.
Mr Maxwell, MSP for West of Scotland, said acceptance of a direct measure was "an acceptance of responsibility for alleged crime".
So, an 'alleged crime' is all it takes for people to end up on the DNA database. Most concerning of all is the catch all charge of 'breach of the peace', which everyone knows is what the police use to arrest you if they don't really like the look of you and there is nothing else they can lift you for. If this madness becomes law, it must be made crystal clear to everyone that receiving an on the spot fine is not an easy option, 'I'll just pay the fine and that's it dealt with' must not end up in the public psyche.
He is also the cunt who kicked off the anti smoking legislation in Scotland. Just thought I would mention that.