Skip to comments.NJ State Senator/Mayor bill to DNA samples of convicted shoplifters, disorderly persons offenders
Posted on 03/22/2012 2:09:22 AM PDT by SMGFan
Convicted shoplifters and others guilty of disorderly persons offenses would be forced to submit a DNA sample to authorities under new legislation proposed by Sen. Nicholas J. Sacco, D-North Bergen. The goal of the bill, which was introduced in Trenton yesterday, is to reduce the number of unsolved crimes, according to Sacco, who is also North Bergens mayor. The bill would bring adults and juveniles convicted of disorderly persons offenses under the states DNA Database law, which requires anyone convicted of a first- to fourth-degree crime to provide a DNA sample after sentencing. We have to give the law enforcement community every tool possible to fight crime, Sacco said. By expanding DNA sampling to anyone convicted of a crime, we can greatly increase the accuracy and effectiveness of the database. Some see the law as a potential blow to privacy rights.
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DNA used for purposes of identification is not inherently greatly different from use of fingerprints for the same purpose.
Obviously DNA information can also be used for various other purposes, some of which are highly questionable, but it’s difficult for me to come up with a logical reason for allowing the state to take fingerprints but not DNA samples.
“Let us just take DNA samples at birth? /s”
How do you really know they haven’t already been doing this?
Unfortunately, DNA testing does not produce results like fingerprints.
Even though your DNA is unique, the test they run to determine a match is only about 90% accurate.
Meaning, if they tested you against a national database, you would match about 30 million people.
DNA evidence is only part of the puzzle. You need a lot more than that to determine guilt.
How about a bill to take a DNA sample of every politician. They are a more likely population to commit a crime.
More”Jack-Boot” legislation by the liberals.