Law enforcement officials say that expanding the DNA databanks to include legally innocent people will help solve more violent crimes.
I really don't like the government collecting DNA at all but certainly not from people you haven't been convicted of anything yet.
I have herd this argument before and am not in favor of this at all.
Just as fingerprinting use to be 100% fool proof we have come to understand that it isn't and many people have been falsely convicted of crimes they didn't commit based solely on fingerprint evidence.
I believe the same with dna evidence. DNA itself might be 100% fool prof. Maybge maybe not we dont know for sure. The problem is that the people who process the dna are human and make mistakes. I dont want to give up my dna just so i could be ruled out of a possible crime. What happens if some scientist makes a mistake and all of a sudden he matches your dna to a crime that you didn't commit. Well looks like your *censored*! Since the jusry will believe that if the scientist says its your dna then it must be.
We need to understand and realize science is 100 percent accurate, neither is dna testing. so to give up your dna willing would be a huge mistake. One i will not make.
If the govt wants your dna to rule you out of a crime, make the get a damn subpoena. its your legal right.