"Washington State Plans to Collect DNA from Arrestees, Even Before Charges."Submitted by Iron-man01 on Wed, 02/04/2009 - 10:55
OLYMPIA — Suspects arrested in cases as minor as shoplifting would have to give a DNA sample before they are even charged with a crime if a controversial proposal is approved by the Legislature.
State criminal defense groups and the American Civil Liberties Union say the House bill is unconstitutional. It would mandate that police or jail staff collect DNA from all adults and juveniles arrested on suspicion of a felony or gross misdemeanor......
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