posted on Jun, 3 2013 @ 02:39 PM
Surprised I havent seen this posted yet (did a search which only yielded two results, so if its already been posted, I apologize)
WASHINGTON — Police may take DNA samples from people arrested in connection with serious crimes, the Supreme Court ruled on Monday in a 5-to-4
Note, this allows them to take DNA samples from those ARRESTED, not convicted. Innocent until proven guilty?
The federal government and 28 states authorize the practice, and law enforcement officials say it is a valuable tool for investigating unsolved
crimes. But the court said the testing was justified by a different reason: to identify the suspect in custody.
I find this to be a gross invasion of privacy. If we were talking about people that had been convicted, it would be one thing. But we are talking
about ARRESTEES. People that have been convicted of nothing.
I got arrested once, for being in the vicinity of a riot. I was not involved. My arrest was quickly overturned, and I was released, when it became
quite clear I have nothing to do with it.
Now, this law would have allowed them to take and store my DNA, even though I was completely innocent.
edit on 3-6-2013 by captaintyinknots because: (no reason given)