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    Re: Should the government take and store DNA and blood samples of law abiding citizen

    I draw the line at implanted GPS. They don't need to track individuals' movements every minute of their lives.

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    Re: Should the government take and store DNA and blood samples of law abiding citizen

    This is already being done in California.

    Under California law, anyone ARRESTED for a felony has their DNA taken. We are talking ARRESTS, not CONVICTIONS. (So much for innocent until proven guilty).

    If you are mistakenly arrested or acquitted, your DNA remains in the database.
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    Re: Should the government take and store DNA and blood samples of law abiding citizen

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    This would not interfere with civil liberties in any fashion, nor would it be any violation of privacy in citizens' personal affairs. The potential benefits to healthcare and law enforcement would be considerable.

    I'd support this.
    Of all the cops I have known over the years, maybe 8, 2 of those would very likely abuse the system. If those who abuse the system make up only 1 percent of cops, that is a lot of abusers....
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    Re: Should the government take and store DNA and blood samples of law abiding citizen

    Dna is simply another biometric identifier like a fingerprint as far as law enforcement is concerned. Currently, you get fingerprinted when arrested, so I don't really see why taking dna when arrested would cause all that much outrage. Granted, I don't support anything being stored permanently except if convicted but a don't care if it is fingerprints or dna that get stored.

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    Re: Should the government take and store DNA and blood samples of law abiding citizen

    Quote Originally Posted by celticlord View Post

    Moreover, the potential benefits to healthcare are extremely minimal at best--very little medical care is directly determined by genetic information.
    I recently did an essay on medical treatment with genetics. Needless to say it is very complicated and expensive to examine DNA for genetic dieases or disease susceptability. Very impractical too.

    Far too expensive for governments or health insurance companies.

    Moreover DNA will not solve all crimes. What is to stop me from grabbing a hair from someones shoulder, murdering someone and planting it at the crime scene. We all know how DNA evidence is viewed in a court of law, solid.
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    Re: Should the government take and store DNA and blood samples of law abiding citizen

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I think this is pretty much a straight yes or no poll topic.


    Should the government take and store DNA and blood samples of law abiding citizens?

    I say no,I could care less what excuse or reason they use, no government has no business doing this. And in America the government's role is supposed to be that of the people's servant.
    I thought it was the other way around...
    I voted yes... why..
    Our government needs to look at the DNA of law adibers...there are so few of us, this is one way that they can detect what a law abiding citizen looks like...

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    Re: Should the government take and store DNA and blood samples of law abiding citizen

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    This would not interfere with civil liberties in any fashion, nor would it be any violation of privacy in citizens' personal affairs. The potential benefits to healthcare and law enforcement would be considerable.

    I'd support this.
    Have you sent yours in yet? I sure hope so.
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    Re: Should the government take and store DNA and blood samples of law abiding citizen

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Have you sent yours in yet? I sure hope so.
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    Re: Should the government take and store DNA and blood samples of law abiding citizen

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Have you sent yours in yet? I sure hope so.
    They haven't asked for it yet, and they'd probably be suspicious of my motives if I offered before they were equipped to store it. With as often as I have to have blood drawn for medical purposes, I'm sure it will be little inconvenience to me when they get around to it.

    Assuming, of course, that this useful and life-saving program is not scrapped because of the incessant bleating of the civil libertarians.

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    Re: Should the government take and store DNA and blood samples of law abiding citizen

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    Assuming, of course, that this useful and life-saving program is not scrapped because of the incessant bleating of the civil libertarians.
    What if I don't want to forfeit my genetic information?

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