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Off-duty St. Clair County deputies stopped cars at random at road block areas. The road blocks were marked with signs stating it was a paid survey. Cars stopped were asked for voluntary cooperation. Drivers were offered $10 for a mouth swab, and $50 for a blood test. If they refused, they were free to drive away.
Originally posted by Nucleardiver
It's just another probable cause stop so that they can find some kind of contraband on you or in your car. Why else would they do it in the form of a roadblock? If they were wanting voluntary DNA samples why not set up at the local mall, Wal-Mart, grocery store, or any other of a multitude of places.
What really puzzles me is that most states have laws that deal with impeding the flow of traffic, but the cops can just set up a roadblock and impede traffic in order to see if people want to voluntarily submit to a DNA swab? Something stinks of major BS with this story.
Originally posted by marg6043
The government should be paying us for our DNA
the Office of Drug Control Policy is contributing funding and support for the study, which is going on in 60 sites around the nation.