Source: Daily Mail
Barred from a school job, the mother wrongly branded a criminal
When Amanda Hodgson applied for a job looking after pupils at her local primary school she thought the childcare checks would be a formality.
Her three children all attended the school and teachers had asked her a couple of times to consider helping out.
But a Home Office agency set up to vet those working with children claimed that Mrs Hodgson was a drug-dealing alcoholic with convictions for assaulting three police officers.
And instead of admitting a case of mistaken identity, the Criminal Records Bureau told Mrs Hodgson, 36, she would have to face a police interview and have her fingerprints taken which will then be checked against every unsolved crime in the country.
Yesterday Mrs Hodgson said she was horrified that she would have to prove her innocence.
She said: ‘The process is not fair. In a court of law the defendant is innocent until proven guilty but I am guilty until proven innocent.
The four-page CRB disclosure said that Amanda Jane Hodgson was convicted of assaulting three police officers in November 1989. In 1998 she appeared before magistrates charged with battery where she was given a conditional discharge.
In November last year, she accepted a police caution after being arrested for common assault.
Mrs Hodgson told the CRB they had sent the criminal record of a woman with the same name and date of birth. She also told them she took the surname of Hodgson only after she married in 1993, four years after the first offences.
However officials said it would be her responsibility to prove her innocence.
What next, being questioned for putting your hand in your pocket?
In totalitarianism, the rights of the state are elevated above the rights of the People. In fact, in a police state you have no rights, only privileges which can be removed if the dictatorship wishes. You can see such technicalities in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights;
Article 29, (3) These rights and freedoms may in no case be exercised contrary to the purposes and principles of the United Nations.
Article 52; (3) Rights recognised by this Charter which are based on the Community Treaties or the Treaty on European Union shall be exercised under the conditions and within the limits defined by those Treaties.
As such databases (DNA, CRB, Biometric) ballon in size, the probability of error increases. Such ‘errors’ can result in the ruination of people’s lives and reputations, something the State is not liable for. Neither will it deem itself liable for the fact that millions of civil servants, working under the swelling belly of the Socialist/ Communist State could have access to such information, or when such data is ‘lost’. The centralisation of vast amounts of personal data (such as the ID Card) does nothing to secure peoples’ personal data. It only presents a gold mine for criminals. The State however, views everything in the country as belonging to them, you, your children, your data, your rights, everything, and they are going to keep grabbing as much as they can until we have outright Fascism or the People exercise their Power against Tyranny and reinstall Magna Carta and the Bill of Rights as the Highest Law of the Land.