I draw the line at implanted GPS. They don't need to track individuals' movements every minute of their lives.
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.
"A Man you can bait with a tweet can't be trusted with nuclear weapons"
Oracle of Utah
Truth rings hollow in empty heads.
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.
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.
"Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge." ~ Isaac Asimov
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
Assuming, of course, that this useful and life-saving program is not scrapped because of the incessant bleating of the civil libertarians.