We don't destroy the finger prints of people who are arrested. DNA is the
new finger print and should remain a permanent record. The DNA is used for
identification only and not for genome analysis or research purposes.
Is there a provision in the bill that allows for the destruction of the DNA
sample if the accused is subsequently exonerated? If you collect DNA evidence
from someone who is accused but not guilty, it is just the same as collecting
DNA evidence from someone who is not accused and equally innocent. The next
step is for the government to collect DNA from everyone; after all, if you
haven't done anything wrong then you have nothing to fear. Elizabeth Smart
is a powerful force to be reckoned with. No one wants to be on the opposite
side from her.