From an OpEd in The Delaware County Daily Times, on behalf of Digital First Media Pennsylvania editorial board:
In an age when government can record your phone calls and collect your emails without a warrant, it seems there’s little left to the concept of privacy. A proposal moving swiftly through the state Legislature represents the next step.
A bill sponsored by state Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi would allow police to collect DNA samples from suspects arrested for any felony or misdemeanor. Currently, state law only requires those convicted of serious felonies to give a DNA sample.
Pileggi’s measure, already approved by the state Senate, was the subject of a hearing last week before the state House Judiciary Committee.
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