Imagine being stopped by Philadelphia police because they thought you committed a crime. After they arrest you, they put on in the back of the police car, poke you with a needle, and collect your blood in order to store your DNA on file. (Kinda scary huh)
Pennsylvania’s House Judiciary Committee are mulling over a bill that would require police to collect DNA on suspects charged with specific crimes before they are convicted. The bill, if passed would also allow police to investigate the relatives of suspects or any partial matches to the suspects DNA.
Many oppose the bill stating its a direct contradiction of the concept of innocent till proven guilty.
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