Jul 142010
 
 July 14, 2010  Court, Laws, Surveillance, U.S.

Bob Egelko reports:

Challenging a California law that requires police to collect the DNA of all suspected felons, an American Civil Liberties Union lawyer told a federal appeals court Tuesday that the government should not be allowed to take the “genetic blueprint” of someone who hasn’t been convicted of a crime.

One-third of the 300,000 Californians arrested on felony charges each year are never convicted, but the state now can “seize, search and analyze the DNA of everyone,” attorney Michael Risher told the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco.

Read more in the San Francisco Chronicle

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