Starting tomorrow, if you’re arrested for certain misdemeanors in North Carolina, you may have to provide your DNA. Yes, you read that right. Misdemeanors. Arrest (not conviction). DNA.
Marissa Jasek of WWAY3 reports:
Beginning tomorrow, law enforcement in North Carolina can collect DNA from suspects in certain violent felony and misdemeanor arrests. Opponents say it violates privacy rights.
A suspect’s DNA will be sent to the State Bureau of Investigation to be analyzed and uploaded to state and national databases.
The new law applies to anyone arrested for violent felonies and some misdemeanors, like stalking and cyberstalking. This is an addition to the old law, which only allowed DNA collection from those convicted of violent crimes.
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