FC: London police will create database of juvenile miscreants

From: Declan McCullagh (declanat_private)
Date: Tue Nov 27 2001 - 06:34:00 PST

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    Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2001 14:16:16 +0200 (EET)
    From: Jei <jeiat_private>
    To: politechat_private, Matthew Gaylor <freemattat_private>
    Subject: UK Police Starts Profiling of Children
       Keeping a Who's-Naughty List
       By [6]Julia Scheeres
       2:00 a.m. Nov. 27, 2001 PST
       London police are planning to register children who exhibit criminal
       potential in an effort to prevent them from developing into
       full-fledged lawbreakers.
       Kids who tag buildings with graffiti, skip school, or even talk back
       to adults run the risk of being entered into a database program that
       will be used to monitor their behavior as they grow up, according to
       police sources.
       Law enforcement officials say the measure is needed to combat rampant
       juvenile crime, but critics condemn it as an extreme form of police
       The plan was unveiled earlier this month in a speech by Ian Blair,
       London's deputy police commissioner, to the [25]Youth Justice Board,
       the government agency that supervises Great Britain's juvenile justice
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