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WSWS.org – Eric London -After US Supreme Court Ruling, Police Departments Expand DNA Seizure Program – 17 June 2013

DNA-storage_2460302b-242x151Local police departments across the United States have for years been amassing a DNA database of arrestees, suspects, persons of interest, witnesses and even victims. These programs will be dramatically expanded in the wake of the US Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision in Maryland v. King, handed down June 3, which ruled constitutional the widespread police practice of seizing the DNA of non-convicted arrestees. Continue reading