Justices Weigh Taking DNA Samples From Arrestees

, The National Law Journal

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The conflicting tug of personal privacy and crime-solving technology tore at the Supreme Court on Tuesday as justices considered whether the Fourth Amendment permits police to take DNA samples from arrestees who have not been charged with or convicted of a crime.

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  • TFCFM

    This is perverse.



    DNA evidence apparently all but proves that this individual committed a previously unsolved rape. Should we let him go simply because someone wiped the inside of his cheek with a cotton swab six years later?



    For what reason? To protect a "right to privacy" that Constitutional drafters "forgot" to expressly include in the Constitution?

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