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3. The police can collect your DNA when they detain you.
ruled that police could extract DNA samples from arrestees. Such a move, the Court decided, was analogous to snapping a mug shot or taking fingerprints. That comparison, Justice Antonin Scalia wrote in a scathing dissent, “can seem apt only to those who know no more than today’s opinion has chosen to tell them about how those DNA searches actually work.”Earlier this month, in the case of Maryland v. King, the Supreme Court
Your DNA could remain in government records whether or not you are convicted of a crime. And the authorities seem eager to find new ways to collect it. Just this weekend, off-duty cops in Florida were performing traffic stops to offer drivers money for a DNA or blood sample, to be used in federal research on driving under the influence.
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