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DNA law raises privacy issues

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posted on Sep, 23 2003 @ 06:56 PM
First it starts with every convicted felon.

Then every convicted misdemeanor.

Then every time you are stopped for a speeding ticket.

Then every newborn.

Gattaca is coming true.

It used to be that only sex offenders and the most dangerous felons -- such as rapists, murderers and child molesters -- were required to submit to DNA testing in Kansas.

Today, however, the state is amassing a much broader inventory of criminals' genetic information.

All Kansas felons, regardless of whether their crimes were violent, must suffer the needle prick of a DNA blood sample upon conviction. Even people convicted of some misdemeanors -- including cruelty to animals or patronizing a prostitute -- must submit to testing based on a law passed last year by the Legislature.

But the state's ever-growing DNA dragnet is raising questions of public policy as well as personal privacy.

posted on Sep, 24 2003 @ 09:57 AM
Well, theres not much to say...

Its only a matter of time now ...

Soon its gonna get really interesting

posted on Sep, 24 2003 @ 10:13 PM
In some ways DNA testing i good, in other ways it is bad. But all I can say for now is only time willl tell.

posted on Sep, 26 2003 @ 04:02 PM
it's all bad dude!

coverment takes more and more control of sheep... erm sorry people

posted on Sep, 30 2003 @ 02:57 PM
imagine what you have with such a big DNA database.

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