Saturday, May 22, 2010

National DNA Database to be Expanded

Millions of Americans arrested for but not convicted of crimes will likely have their DNA forcibly extracted and added to a national database, according to a bill approved by the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday.

By a 357 to 32 vote, the House approved legislation that will pay state governments to require DNA samples, which could mean drawing blood with a needle, from adults "arrested for" certain serious crimes. Not one Democrat voted against the database measure, which would hand out about $75 million to states that agree to make such testing mandatory.

Not one Democrat. Of course, if Bush was in office this would be cause celebre with the Ivy-League liberal crowd. Ethics means consistency. Liberalism in its current American form is about the privilege of being able to raid the public till when your side wins.

1'House votes to expand national DNA arrest database' - CNET, McCullagh

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