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Court to reconsider law allowing DNA collection from criminal suspects

Original post made on Jul 26, 2012

A federal appeals court in San Francisco agreed Wednesday to take another look at whether a California law requiring police to collect DNA samples from anyone arrested on suspicion of a felony is constitutional.

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Posted by Billy Budd
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 26, 2012 at 7:40 am

Awesome - ACLU and liberal courts trying to make it even more difficult for police and prosecutors to do their jobs - meanwhile crime is going up under the Obama economy. Surprised they haven't played the race card yet: "DNA be rayciss."

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Posted by Sally
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Jul 26, 2012 at 8:02 am

Personally, I'm torn. It smacks of Big Brother if you ask me. Before you know it, the DNA takers will be in our bedrooms 24/7/365. I'd be more willing to support our police if I knew more about what the language of police practices included. But the slope is clearly defined. First they come after your finger prints, then they come after your DNA sample, and finally they'll come after your children to take them to an indoctrination center where they'll feed them with tax-raising propaganda.

Billy Budd, thank you for your prediction. Yes, the race card. Indeed! And the way they'll ask. You're genius!!!

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Posted by Pro-DNA
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 26, 2012 at 10:13 am

The amazing science of DNA prevents false punishment of innocents...,,probably spares as many as it would convict. DNA just
provides for accuracy and expediency.

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Posted by Mike
a resident of Highland Oaks
on Jul 26, 2012 at 2:27 pm

I'm generally against giving the police anything more than a service revolver and a pair of handcuffs. On the DNA thing, I'd want clear and effective safeguards that prevent police detectives from taking the sample from my mouth and putting it somewhere that I have never been.

"Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?"


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