Jul 092010
 July 9, 2010  Posted by  Laws, Surveillance

Lynn Bonner reports:

In the debate over individual rights versus the ability to solve crimes, the state Senate came down firmly on the side of law enforcement Thursday.

The Senate voted 46-1 to approve the bill expanding the state’s power to collect DNA swabs from some suspects upon arrest.


A similar version of the bill has passed the House. The House must vote again on whether it agrees with the Senate version.

State Rep. Wil Neumann, a Gaston Republican, said 23 states have similar laws, and two or three others are considering them.

Read more in the News & Observer.

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