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Police world wide in pursuit of our DNA

  • IdentitySpace
    IdentitySpace

    My Google DNA news alert has been bombarding me over the past month about Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposed expansion of New York’s DNA data base. His law proposal is supposed to be a ‘no brainer’ and make us all feel ‘more secure’. It breaks my heart how voters in ‘the land of the free’ are easily hood winked and seem to be sleepwalking into accepting such a serious ‘privacy intrusion’ by the state. This to me is so totally ‘un-American’. After all, paraphrasing US founding father Benjamin Franklin: “Those who sacrifice Privacy for Security deserve neither and will loose both”.

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    Mkembe
    Mkembe

    HOLDING DNA samples and fingerprints of suspects who are later acquitted, or have the charges against them dropped, violates their right to privacy. Period

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    Gretchen
    Gretchen

    Every person who is mistakenly convicted erodes our faith in our system of justice. And every wrongful conviction leaves a real criminal on the street

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    Ahmed
    Ahmed

    It’s possible for a DNA database that takes steps to protect the privacy of individuals, makes potentially exonerating DNA evidence available to people convicted of crimes, and ensures the quality of the testing process to both reduce crime and increase protection of civil liberties. We should all be working toward this solution.

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    Tomas
    Tomas

    Please check out the blog for how Brazil is trying to expand its database with little to no democratic protections!

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    Shelton
    Shelton

    Its all about balance, we have non today. Law enforcement says it needs DNA testing to makes us safe so we give them carte blanche with few rules and even fewer safeguards

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    Lucy
    Lucy

    See the latest post on the blog, US officials are planning on collecting DNA from children!!

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    Riis
    Riis

    Britain has built the world’s biggest DNA database without proper political debate and police routinely arrest people just to get their DNA profiles onto the system

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    Manolo
    Manolo

    Its not all for crime. Argentina has compulsory DNA testing in cases where the raising parents are suspected of having knowingly adopted their children illegally.

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    Winnie
    Winnie

    DNA can be used for identification but thats not limited to crimes it includes political dissidents and anyone else the state wants to monitor

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    Lilka
    Lilka

    They are moving to share DNA from non crime databases too-mising persons, medical etc. DOnt think these different DNA repositories will reamin free from the prying eyes of police forever

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    Peeps
    Peeps

    It’s about surveillance, police will do anything to gather information.

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    Charles
    Charles

    Once theyve created a police database , whats to stop them from passing laws to merge different medical databases and aggregate information?

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    JUma
    JUma

    Its all about data now, how we can monetize it and use it without practical policing

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    Hans
    Hans

    Police often will stop innocent people and ask for a DNA sample in exchange for being released. Its an assault on democracy and freedom!

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