Federal law enforcement could now collect your DNA for a simple arrest after a law was signed. The Daily Star reports:
President Donald Trump has signed the Rapid DNA Act into law which means the police can routinely take DNA samples from people who are arrested but not yet convicted of a crime.
The law, which was signed in 2017 and comes into effect this year, will require several states to connect Rapid DNA machines to Codis – the national DNA database controlled by the FBI.
These machines, which are portable and about the same size as a desktop printer, are expected to become as routine a process as taking fingerprints.
But John W. Whitehead from The Rutherford Institute believes it is a sinister development which will make everyone a suspect.
This is outrageous, and a threat to the freedom of all Americans.
I am a law abiding citizen and a Vietnam veteran who took an oath to defend the constitution of the United States of America against ALL enemies both foreign and DOMESTIC!
I support law enforcement BUT just like gun control laws, this NEW law violates the 5th amendment which allows citizens to protect themselves from self INCRIMINATION.
Why have we all of a sudden decided that everyone is guilty UNTIL they prove themselves innocent? Yes, by not allowing this type of data harvesting it will make police and investigators job more difficult BUT that is BETTER than circumnavigating OUR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS!
The American people are slowly LOOSING ALL of their freedom that so many of us fought and died for and they are allowing our young and uneducated to be brainwashed into going along with these DANGEROUS new laws!
A Vietnam era Veteran.