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Effective Oct. 1, those arrested for any of 39 serious felonies must provide a DNA sample before they are released from custody if they have a prior felony conviction and have never before provided a DNA sample. While opponents contend the law tramples on civil liberties, supporters say it could solve cold cases, prevent future crimes and even exonerate the innocent.
Connecticut’s new law resembles “Katie’s Law,” so named for Katie Sepich. The 22-year-old was raped, strangled to death, burned and left in a dumpsite near her New Mexico home in 2003. She fought her killer and had blood under her nails.
Originally posted by ThinkingCap
reply to post by DontTreadOnMe
Thanks for letting us know this is not a federal law.
Wow, keep on infringing on the people.
Damned eye in the sky!
I would like to know what these 39 felonies are as well.
Originally posted by DontTreadOnMe
reply to post by AwakeinNM
Not just blacks, anyone handy that can be used as the fall guy.
A guy we knew spent years in prison for a rape he did not do. He was framed by the cops....just a convenient way to close the case.
It changed the man in a way only prison could.
They not only took away years of his life, they basically took his being....he sued, but money cannot replace what happened to him.
States need this tool, and hopefully it will not lead to abuse.