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  • This is a great idea.

    4 25.00%
  • This is a bad idea, it violates the privacy of innocent people

    9 56.25%
  • I am unsure.

    2 12.50%
  • I don't care.

    1 6.25%
  • Other, please explain.

    0 0%

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  1. #1
    heart on fire
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    May 2007

    Default USA Feds to collect DNA from every person they arrest

    Feds to collect DNA from every person they arrest

    EILEEN SULLIVAN, Associated Press Writer Wed Apr 16, 7:39 PM ET

    "WASHINGTON - The government plans to begin collecting DNA samples from anyone arrested by a federal law enforcement agency — a move intended to prevent violent crime but which also is raising concerns about the privacy of innocent people.

    Using authority granted by Congress, the government also plans to collect DNA samples from foreigners who are detained, whether they have been charged or not. The DNA would be collected through a cheek swab, Justice Department spokesman Erik Ablin said Wednesday. That would be a departure from current practice, which limits DNA collection to convicted felons.

  2. #2
    / booyalab's Avatar
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    Apr 2007


    I'll have to think about it some more, but my first impression is that it's a good idea. How is it different from fingerprint samples?
    I don't wanna!

  3. #3
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    Apr 2008


    I think this is a great idea. It can't hurt to have those DNA profiles in the system; not like anyone's actually going to take them beyond the storage room unless you're a suspect for a crime, in which case it's either a lifesaver (if you didn't do it), or a lifescrewer (if you did). If you committed the crime, no reason you should get away with it, so I'm not worried about that. If you don't want yours taken, I don't think it's that hard to not get arrested.

  4. #4
    Per Ardua Metamorphosis's Avatar
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    May 2007


    Doesn't seem any different than fingerprinting.
    "You will always be fond of me. I represent to you all the sins you never had the courage to commit."

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    than to serve and obey them. - David Hume

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