The police in Great Britain have announced they "are seeking powers to take DNA samples from suspects on the streets and for non-imprisonable offences such as speeding and dropping litter." (Emphasis added.) Let's see now, you can not own a pistol in Britain, nor can you defend yourself with any kind of weapon. London and other British cities are literally awash with surveillance cameras, 4.2 million* by last count, and subjects (as opposed to citizens) are photographed an average of 300* times a day. And now they want to capture DNA for the most minor infractions of the law! (*http://www.defensetech.org/archives/001665.html ) It is prophetic indeed that George Orwell chose England, which was renamed as "Airstrip One," in his book Nineteen Eighty Four, as the home of the totalitarian society described therein. Many other situations in that book are becoming current events before our very eyes, not the least of which is the concept of "political correctness," which in the book is manifested in the Thought Police. In addition to England, Airstrip One also encompasses North America. We often make reference to 1984, but if you have never read it, I suggest you get a copy. There are also two motion pictures based on the book, neither of which go into great detail, which is often the case.