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.