Tarry for the Nonce

September 14, 2005

An Abuse Waiting to Happen

Filed under: News — lmwalker @ 9:49 am

The Dutch are taking no chances with their children:

Beginning Jan. 1, 2007, all citizens will be tracked from cradle to grave in a single database including health, education, family and police records the health ministry said Tuesday . . .

The intention is to protect troubled children, Brouwer said. Until now, schools and police have been unable to communicate with each other about truancy records and criminality, which are often linked . . .

Every child will get a Citizens Service Number, making it easier to keep track of children with problems even when their families move, said Secretary of Health Clemence Ross.

For these kids, there will be no such thing as a “fresh start.”

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2 Comments

  1. Wow, makes me glad I’m not Dutch.

    Comment by Andrew P. — September 14, 2005 @ 3:38 pm

  2. I don’t know if anyone has used the phrase citizen inventory yet, but if not, I call dibs.

    Comment by Toly — September 14, 2005 @ 4:27 pm


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