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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-17-03 03:31 PM
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FBI may collect juveniles' DNA
http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2003-11-16-fbi-...

DNA profiles from hundreds of thousands of juvenile offenders and adults arrested but not convicted of crimes could be added to the FBI's national DNA crime-fighting program under a proposed law moving through Congress.

The law, if enacted, would be the greatest single expansion of the federal government's power to collect and use DNA since the FBI's national database was created in 1992. The FBI says its national DNA database holds genetic profiles from about 1.4 million adults convicted of state and federal crimes.

The changes, in a little-noticed section of a bill that would authorize $755 million for DNA testing, were approved by the House of Representatives on Nov. 5. Backers say the Senate is likely to approve a similar version by early next year.

The FBI system works by using computers to match a person's DNA, the cellular acid that contains an individual's unique genetic code, to DNA taken from unsolved state and federal crimes. Using DNA drawn from convicted adults, the system made 8,920 matches through September, the FBI says.

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SlavesandBulldozers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-17-03 03:44 PM
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1. maybe they can just take samples
by ordering every kid in the school down to the ground at gunpoint, that way they can sweep for drugs and collect DNA at the same time. It can be called Orwell Day!
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jayfish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-17-03 04:31 PM
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3. Will The USPS...
still deliver on Orwell Day? :hi:

Jay
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DUreader Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-17-03 04:25 PM
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2. A boot stomping on a face, forever
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