(NZ) DNA samples taken from minor criminals

Palmerston North police have opted to take dna samples from people convicted of minor offences, prompting an outcry from a human rights lawyer. "Certainly in my area, if somebody is convicted of a specified offence, we will be seeking a dna sample," area commander Inspector Pat Handcock told the Dominion Post. Those who objected to having their dna on record should stay off the police radar.