Monday, June 03, 2013

Top Seven Reasons Today’s Supreme Court Decision TOTALLY SUCKS

7. It’s official: The US Supreme Court has ruled that DNA collection can come before conviction and without a judge issuing a warrant.

6. Collection of DNA – our most intimate genetic material - was equated with fingerprinting.

5. It overturns last year’s ruling by Maryland’s highest court which said that mandatory DNA collection upon arrest is unconstitutional.

4. Maryland now joins 28 other states and DC allowing DNA collection after arrest.

3.  It was nice knowin' ya, Fourth Amendment. “The court has cast aside a bedrock rule of our Fourth Amendment law: that the government may not search its citizens for evidence of crime unless there is a reasonable cause to believe that such evidence will be found,”- Justice Antonin Scalia

2. Ughh. “Make no mistake about it: Because of today’s decision, your DNA can be taken and entered into a national database if you are ever arrested, rightly or wrongly, and for whatever reason.” – Justice Antonin Scalia

1. PA could be next.

--by Ngani Ndimbe, Community Organizer

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think it's a bad thing. If you're innocent, why would you have to worry about getting your DNA tested? In some unfortunate cases, you may be wrongfully, but your DNA test can prove you innnocent without any consequence. This would only facilitate true criminal identification without costing the innocent to be convicted.

4:08 PM  
Anonymous Ngani Ndimbie said...

Thanks for your thoughts. We at the ACLU of PA do not think that innocent people should be forced to give up their rights.

4:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yea it should not matter guilty or innocent, neithers DNA should be taken. WhAt are we animals?

9:34 AM  

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