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    Re: Court: Police can take DNA swabs from arrestees

    Arrested, let go without prosecution for a crime, DNA is permanently owned by the state.

    And the Bill of Rights gets pushed a little further into the shredder.

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    Re: Court: Police can take DNA swabs from arrestees

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I have no problem with it. I think people's DNA should be taken at birth.
    The attorney general makes a great case for being able to get a hit on previous cases, such as rape, by using DNA. Currently our rape prosecution statistics are appalling, so anything that makes it easier to try and convict rapists or other serious offenders is perfectly A-ok with me. Taking a swab of DNA is no different then using a fingerprint or a mugshot.

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    Re: Court: Police can take DNA swabs from arrestees

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Simple solution: those people's records should be destroyed. It may already be that way; I don't know.
    Fingerprint records aren't.

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    Re: Court: Police can take DNA swabs from arrestees

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Simple solution: those people's records should be destroyed. It may already be that way; I don't know.
    It wouldn't bother me so much at all if part of the ruling was that if not convicted or if charges are dropped, the DNA evidence must be destroyed so it cannot be used in other investigations and it cannot be used in any other cases other than the one for which the person has been charged until such time as a conviction is reached.
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    Re: Court: Police can take DNA swabs from arrestees

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Simple solution: those people's records should be destroyed. It may already be that way; I don't know.
    I think police departments will fight tooth and nail to keep those records.
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    Re: Court: Police can take DNA swabs from arrestees

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    I think police departments will fight tooth and nail to keep those records.
    Can they already keep those records on file, if someone is falsely arrested?
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Court: Police can take DNA swabs from arrestees

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I have no problem with it. I think people's DNA should be taken at birth.
    Your DNA isn't private property?

    You truly believe the police can seize your private property at birth?

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    Re: Court: Police can take DNA swabs from arrestees

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    That makes DNA sampling purdy much useless.
    Agreed, and we don't have the extensive DNA database that the US has but they are working on it - it's not a well managed nationwide system and pretty much hit and miss now.
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    Re: Court: Police can take DNA swabs from arrestees

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Fingerprint records aren't.
    Legal precedence supporting the argument for DNA sampling without a warrant.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Court: Police can take DNA swabs from arrestees

    Quote Originally Posted by Bronson View Post
    Your DNA isn't private property?

    You truly believe the police can seize your private property at birth?
    They took my footprint. Parents often take and store DNA samples. It's just one more form of identification, in my opinion. No big deal.

    So many people just automatically make a freakin' deal out of things. It will help solve crimes. It will help identify bodies. It will establish paternity (taking babies' DNA, that is). They've taken fingerprints for years; nobody's dropped over dead because of it. Lighten up.
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