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Posted: 3/13/2006 8:33:34 PM EDT
im almost to the point i cant stand living in this world. people in general make me sick. i cant turn on the news without seeing some senseless rape and murder of a beautiful promising young woman, or beating deaths of a old couple by a meth-head for the $14.09 they had in their dresser drawer.

One on the news today, the girls name was Immett. a boucner at a club was asked to escort her to her car. she dissapeared at that time. she was found dumped, bound, raped and murdered. they linked the murder to the bouncer, due to DNA evidence on the zip ties used to restrain her. im so thankful they have a suspect, but so sad this girl had to go through this.

this guy should NOT have been on the streets. i watched the story at the gym so i couldnt get all the details, it looks like the guy is linked to other possible rapes, possibly a murder.... well, they listed SEVEN felonies from the guys past. he should have already taken a dirt nap.

so heres where my question starts.

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Would you dissagree with the government obtaining DNA from EVERY person and storing it in case of a later need? and if NOT, why do you dissagree? i feel fingerprints and DNA should be collected from everyone, not just AFTER theyve already committed a crime.
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imagine how many past crimes could be solved, and how many more just may be prevented with people knowing how much more info they could leave behind in a crime. now, i realized people arent always rational or care in most of these, but think of all the unsolved crimes that could be closed.

after all, the only people it would HURT could be the criminals right? not like they are putting a tracker on you... and, in the case of missing persons / jon does / jane does, it could help identify them.
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 8:37:38 PM EDT
Genetic information should be available to no one. Once someone has ahold of your genetics they can then discriminate you based on certain characteristics.

You may have a gene, it may not be active, but say that gene codes for carpel tunnel. If you are applying for a computer type job, they may say well, we can't hire you because you are suseptable to this.


It's something that should not be taken lightly.
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 8:39:37 PM EDT
DNA samples are already being taken from persons arrested in most jurisdictions. The national DNA database is becoming a reality. DNA will eventually help solve more crimes than finger prints.
Finger prints are one thing but, with human cloning on the horizon, I'm not comfortable with the keys to my genetic code in the hands of the Govt.
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 8:40:27 PM EDT
This has been covered on the X-Files. They only keep genetic records of people who got the smallpox vaccine, who are marked to be converted into alien-human hybrids to be slave labor in the coming invasion.
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 8:48:51 PM EDT
Don't we operate under the principe of innocence until proof of guilt? That would be why IMO we don't collect DNA from everyone. It's called freedom, bad people will always exist and always commit heinous crimes. DNA or not.

Life is fuckin hard. Bad shit happens.
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 9:09:06 PM EDT
i just feel it should be an option, to help solve clues or find suspects shortly after a crime.
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 9:13:14 PM EDT

Originally Posted By bosifus:
Don't we operate under the principe of innocence until proof of guilt? That would be why IMO we don't collect DNA from everyone. It's called freedom, bad people will always exist and always commit heinous crimes. DNA or not.

Life is fuckin hard. Bad shit happens.



+1 and trying to collect this kind of evidence from everyone is error-prone and expensive. If it were done, it would likely be done by idiots like the kind you run into at the DMV. Mistakes with DNA evidence could be very costly, both morally and monetarily. It'd be about as realistic and effective for solving crimes as that "ballistic fingerprinting" bullshit.
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 9:14:20 PM EDT

Originally Posted By LArifleMAN:
Genetic information should be available to no one. Once someone has ahold of your genetics they can then discriminate you based on certain characteristics.

You may have a gene, it may not be active, but say that gene codes for carpel tunnel. If you are applying for a computer type job, they may say well, we can't hire you because you are suseptable to this.


It's something that should not be taken lightly.



+1


I need an option for "HELL FUCKING NO!!!"
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