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National DNA registry?

The Golden State Killer case made me think...given how few p finklebots04/26/18
There is a national DNA database. fettywap04/26/18
What 23 and me? I'm thinking more along the lines of requiri finklebots04/26/18
Um no. Criminals have their DNA added to a national database fettywap04/27/18
Well, yes. But what if you didn't have to wait for them to g finklebots04/27/18
Tons of people who interact with the criminal justice system trollfeeder04/27/18
What's unreasonable about it? Cheek swabs are painless. Also finklebots04/27/18
I agree you shouldn’t get DNA from the accused without a w jorgedeclaro04/28/18
I don't think it is far off at all. Makes sense from a law jd4hire04/27/18
I don’t see the problem here. This murder left his DNA at jorgedeclaro04/28/18
With more and more information decipherable from DNA, I don pisces21304/28/18
If there was a national DNA registry comprised of samples ta jddidtie05/02/18
finklebots (Apr 26, 2018 - 7:52 pm)

The Golden State Killer case made me think...given how few people nowadays seem concerned with the routine invasions of privacy we now tolerate via cell phones, can a national DNA registry be far off?

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fettywap (Apr 26, 2018 - 7:57 pm)

There is a national DNA database.

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finklebots (Apr 26, 2018 - 8:00 pm)

What 23 and me? I'm thinking more along the lines of requiring the hospital to collect it a birth, before a social security number is issued.

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fettywap (Apr 27, 2018 - 10:41 am)

Um no. Criminals have their DNA added to a national database. How do you think they track down rapists and murderers. They run them through the database and look for a match.

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finklebots (Apr 27, 2018 - 10:59 am)

Well, yes. But what if you didn't have to wait for them to get caught to for something else to get the sample on file? If everyone's DNA is collected at birth, you'd know your perp immediately.

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trollfeeder (Apr 27, 2018 - 9:56 am)

Tons of people who interact with the criminal justice system have become subject to it. I don't foresee it occurring at birth, there is this thing called the 4th amendment.

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finklebots (Apr 27, 2018 - 11:24 am)

What's unreasonable about it? Cheek swabs are painless. Also, think of the deterrent effect on rapes and assaults if everyone knew that you'd likely be identified immediately.

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jorgedeclaro (Apr 28, 2018 - 10:15 am)

I agree you shouldn’t get DNA from the accused without a warrant. But that’s not what happened here.

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jd4hire (Apr 27, 2018 - 4:56 pm)

I don't think it is far off at all. Makes sense from a law enforcement perspective (not commenting on liberties or rights at all).

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jorgedeclaro (Apr 28, 2018 - 10:13 am)

I don’t see the problem here. This murder left his DNA at a crime scene. The police uploaded it to a private website where people voluntarily submit their DNA and allow access on public profiles so that connections can be made. Whose liberties are being violated here?

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pisces213 (Apr 28, 2018 - 10:28 am)

With more and more information decipherable from DNA, I don’t feel comfortable putting it in a government database. Last thing I want is for there to be some epidemic and the government looking for me because I either possess a rare gene that could be used to farm cures or one that makes me extra susceptible and quarantine me lol.

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jddidtie (May 2, 2018 - 1:39 pm)

If there was a national DNA registry comprised of samples taken at or near birth, I would go to local barber shop, collect their trash, and then go on a crime spree and leave a bunch of “red hairrings” at every location.

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