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To: nickcarraway

The article tries to justify the taking of DNA information by the government of all citizens, because it closed some old cold case homicides.

But the question must be raised, as with the vast government surveillance of electronic communications, treating the entire population as criminal or terrorist suspects, are our lives *improved* by this, or *diminished*?

At a personal level, would you be willing to pay someone $10,000 a year to keep you and your family under intense surveillance at all times? There are likely some people who would.


3 posted on 12/29/2013 2:45:11 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Last Obamacare Promise: "If You Like Your Eternal Soul, You Can Keep It.")
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

“The article tries to justify the taking of DNA information by the government of all citizens, because it closed some old cold case homicides.”

Maybe I missed it, and I’m too lazy to go back and read line-for-line, but I didn’t get that. People with missing relatives are donating DNA, that should be sufficient to ID any bodies, although obviously not to ID their killers.

It is odd that her family didn’t report her missing for decades, what a shame.

RIP poor girl.


7 posted on 12/29/2013 3:04:38 PM PST by jocon307
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
The article tries to justify the taking of DNA information by the government of all citizens, because it closed some old cold case homicides.

Aw, heck, yes. Some people commit crimes, so everyone must be punished. If that kind of thinking was good enough for Stalin, it's good enough for the oligarchs who've destroyed the American republic in all but name and flag.

9 posted on 12/29/2013 3:27:23 PM PST by Standing Wolf (No tyrant should ever be allowed to die of natural causes.)
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