Mug shots can be collected. Why should DNA be treated any diferently?
In the US a person is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
The wisdom of the legislature in passing the current version of the DNA
collection law was clearly evident in requiring it to be done upon "conviction".
The proposed revision changing the circumstances to be a simple arrest flies in
the face of the language of the Bill of Rights and one of this country's core
The legislature should be commended for taking a stance against sexual violence.
Anyone who opposes this bill is clearly for the perpetration of crime.
So many lives will be saved! So much pain will be avoided! So many crimes will
be prevented! It will protect the innocent and keep the innocent out of jail.
It will help prevent cases from growing cold. Utah is the 22nd state to pass
legislation to collect DNA upon arrest. This will help to balance the scales of
the legislature does something that makes sense.
Great news for big brother!