Monday, 10 January 2011
Kerry McCarthy MP
Kerry McCarthy................what is it about this woman that I detest with every ounce of fibre of my being.
Its nothing to do with the Labour Party.
That's too easy.
Many Labour Party members actually impress me as individuals........but I do tend to think the bulk of them have since retired from Politics now.
She got off lightly with her election antics on the postal vote in Bristol.
No..........there is something about the Twitter Witch that would mean I would not be able to stop slapping her until the Police dragged me off in handcuffs.
Old news now but the fact she has once again shown her colours of raging stupidity by stating that all men in the Greater Bristol Area should be DNA tested to assist in the hunt for Joanna Yeates killer.
Now....a hideous crime and I for 1 hope the boys in blue catch whoever did this and they face the full weight of the law.
You may say .......Ah!!! but the DNA testing will assist.
OK lets look at that further shall we............or in this case Al Jahom has written a top piece and I quote.
If a man were to refuse to submit to DNA testing, does McCarthy think he should be arrested, and if so, on what charge?
On what basis can McCarthy assume that no woman was involved in this crime, which she must since she only wants men to be DNA tested?
Why so certain that the culprit(s) live in the Bristol area?
And now, let’s consider the likely costs and logistics of such a scheme.
250,000 men to be DNA tested.
I’m going to take a blind guess at the cost of £600 per test, based on the cost of the lab work, as well as police time, administration etc.
(I have to assume significant police time would be involved in collecting and processing samples, due to the requirements of the rules of evidence, in the event of any prosecution based on a DNA match.)
So, the cost then. 250,000 x £600. That’s £150 MILLION. A snip, I think you’ll agree.
But how long would this ambitious endeavour take?
Not an easy question to answer, but consider the bottlenecks:
Locations for collecting samples.
Space to properly store samples.
Police officers available for collection and processing work.
Capacity of laboratories to work accurately and consistently on the samples.
This last one is a particularly interesting one, since it’s been shown that different labs can easily return different results based on samples of the same DNA, that there are flaws in the process, and miscarriages of justice as a result, that the human element always introduces some degree of error, and that there are intrinsic statistical reasons why accuracy of testing will diminish across a larger sample group.
From 250,000 men, the police could still end up with a shortlist of thousands.
So how long would it all take? 1 year? 5 years? Well… finger in the air again:
240 working days a year. 1000 samples processed a day. 250 days – just over a year.
But…1000 samples a day? Hardly possible, is it? To collect that many, let alone process them, is absurd.
So lets say 200 samples a day. That means the process could take over 5 years.
Will the police sit on their hands, waiting for a 5 year process to come up with a shortlist of (say) 2,500 men?
I think not.
So, in conclusion, can we agree that Kerry McCarthy is a fucking idiot?
Good point Al.
Being honest...............If someone wants my DNA for crime purposes.........show me evidence I did it, arrest me then take it.
You are not harvesting my DNA to hold on records "Just In Case".
This is a free country and we remain free until proven in court we should not be!!!!!!
People have died and continue to die for that right !
1 additional question............what you going to do with all the DNA samples and records after the killer is caught???
Our previous government before this coalition mob had grand ideas about the ID card and the kiddies DNA base from birth.
I opposed both of them and as much as I hope Joanna's killer is caught soonest this particular idea shows a lack of thought and unreasoned argument beyond even that I thought this dull mare could come up with.