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DNA Databank Expansion Bill now in effect!

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posted on Aug, 1 2012 @ 09:24 PM
I just received this email:

Dear Fellow New Yorker,

Today, Governor Cuomo’s DNA Databank Expansion bill went into effect. This law, passed by the Legislature in March, makes New York the first state in the nation to require the collection of DNA samples from anyone convicted of any felony or Penal Law misdemeanor.

Previously, only 48 percent of offenders convicted of a Penal Law offense were required to provide a DNA sample. Even with this limited information, the DNA Databank helped New York State prosecutors obtain nearly 3,000 convictions, including 626 sexual offense cases and 202 murder cases. DNA evidence also has helped exonerate 27 New Yorkers and exclude countless innocent individuals from suspicion, often at the earliest stages of investigation.

With more offender samples being collected, the likelihood that more crimes will be solved increases; new samples are matched against more than 40,000 DNA samples from unsolved crimes that are currently in the state’s DNA Databank.

Click here to learn more about the legislation and watch powerful videos of what this legislation means to survivors of violent and sexual crimes in New York State.

Thanks to our willingness to work together and get this historic legislation passed, we have greatly improved our state law enforcement’s ability to keep New Yorkers safe and bring justice to victims of violent crimes, as well as those who have been wrongly convicted.

The new New York is one that works for you and your family.


The Office of the Governor

The noose just got tighter.
Here is the link to more info:

I'm not completely against this for murderers and rapists, but this will infringe on other people's rights, too.

posted on Aug, 1 2012 @ 09:54 PM
reply to post by Afterthought

Dear Afterthought,

F&S. Biometrics and chips are just testing grounds. In the end your biometrics will be matched to your unique DNA and everyone's DNA will be in a database. They have already begun this process in India. If you want medical care, they will have your DNA to test for possible future problems and the people will go along with it. It was announced that IBM was attempting to build a pen that could swipe your skin and decode your DNA in the field.

posted on Aug, 1 2012 @ 10:09 PM
They could use this to test for I.D. purposes. Like say you need to prove your identity to your bank/government etc. The technology would be there but they don't wanna hear about it.

They won't use it to benefit you in any way. It could be used to clear your name, but this will only exist as an option for them to incriminate you.

Much like cctv cameras, if you're mugged they're very reluctant to look through any footage to help catch any suspects.

posted on Aug, 1 2012 @ 10:16 PM
reply to post by AQuestion

You're absolutely right, AQuestion.
This is just the beginning. It's starting with the dangerous people, then work it's way up to the law abiding citizens. We will all be placed into this database. I'm especially interested in how this bill is titled. It's not just called the DNA Database Bill, but the DNA Database EXPANSION Bill. I find it scary that a bill is being expanded before it's even enacted on its initial phase. How can you expand something that has never been in existence?

I'd be interested in reading about that pen if you have a link.

posted on Aug, 1 2012 @ 10:18 PM
more than likely- they already have your DNA sample.

that is, if you are a member of this country.

I know they have mine. - former military.

If they want your dna, they can get it, and chances are they already do. If not- they will find a way because they are the ones who write the legislation.

If you all stop hearing from my posts out of nowhere- its cause I have been a victim of the govt kidnapping me for my DNA.

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