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Today’s judgment will, to be sure, have the beneficial effect of solving more crimes; then again, so would the taking of DNA samples from anyone who flies on an airplane (surely the Transportation Security Administration needs to know the “identity” of the flying public), applies for a driver’s license, or attends a public school. Perhaps the construction of such a genetic panopticon is wise. But I doubt that the proud men who wrote the charter of our liberties would have been so eager to open their mouths for royal inspection. I therefore dissent, and hope that today’s incursion uponthe Fourth Amendment, like an earlier one will some day be repudiated.
Originally posted by VforVendettea
I see this as a DNA capture, What if your DNA is patented without your consent. You are a slave to the patent holder.
Originally posted by Aloysius the Gaul
Where did you dream that one up from?
Originally posted by 1337s0lja
The media is using the term "serious crimes". What is considered a serious crime in this country? Getting pulled over with pot in your car? Running a red light? Running from the police? Drunk in public? Domestic dispute? Driver license expired? Not a lot of transparency here but everyone keeps on voting and keeps on falling for the same old trick.
This also arises a lot of ethical concerns as technology improves because your DNA is NOT a fingerprint. Soon they will be able to determine many many things just by running DNA through a computer. DNA... the makeup of the individual. Well lets see shall we, I get in a fight at a bar because I am defending a female from getting slapped by a drunkard. The police swab me and they run my DNA through a machine. The DNA tests come back and determine that I have a greater chance than most of becoming addicted to drugs or becoming a murderer. From there they send me to classes and therapy when all along all I was doing is defending a girl from getting slapped. Just a situation, but I AM PISSED. Welcome to the New World Order people. Slow progressive legislation is a bitch.
Originally posted by WTFover
DNA Polymerase is the process of replicating DNA in the laboratory. It is used in forensics as a method to replicate a limited amount of DNA, in order to have the ability to perform multiple comparisons, without losing diminishing the evidentiary sample.
I ask those who support this decision, what could be done with your DNA, by someone with nefarious intentions?
Originally posted by S3rvoV3ritas
I don't know what's worse, the fact that our government thinks that this is ok or the fact that the American people don't even care anymore.
With every right infringed upon us we just lay our heads in the sand and *hope* they don't take anymore of our rights away.
This isn't going to suffice anymore. People need to start fighting back against this tyranny.
I love hearing when people say "If you have nothing to hide you have nothing to worry about". I wonder if the found fathers were thinking that when they wrote the 4th amendment into the bill of rights....
Originally posted by Miracula
I wouldn't care if they swabbed me.
It's only going to be used if you eventually commit a serious felony or violent crime like rape or murder.
This info if only used for identifying possible serious felons who have committed a serious crime against another person is good. It will help get unsolved crimes solved and dangerous people off the streets.
As long as they make a rule that the information collected can only be used to prosecute serious felonies of the highest class and violent crimes, who cares what information the gov't collects as long as it promotes public safety.
If they use the info for anything other than public safety of identifying serious felons, let me know, I will march on Washington DC. Until then, they collected fingerprints when I joined to serve the Coast Guard. Not a major problem for me. Why, because I don't go around committing violent crimes. No one has ever used my fingerprints to punish me for my various speeding tickets.edit on 4-6-2013 by Miracula because: (no reason given)edit on 4-6-2013 by Miracula because: (no reason given)edit on 4-6-2013 by Miracula because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by My_Reality
I have always felt that fingerprinting and now DNA is a violation of my 5th amendment right to not be compelled to be a witness against myself.