Utah Legislature: Legislators approve DNA collection bill

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  • Fingerprints can be cololected.
    March 12, 2010 12:47 p.m.

    Mug shots can be collected. Why should DNA be treated any diferently?

  • Happy Valley Hillbilly
    March 12, 2010 11:57 a.m.

    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 values.

  • Whiggy
    March 12, 2010 8:19 a.m.

    The legislature should be commended for taking a stance against sexual violence. Anyone who opposes this bill is clearly for the perpetration of crime.

  • KarenFoster
    March 12, 2010 6:52 a.m.

    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 justice.

  • At last
    March 11, 2010 9:55 p.m.

    the legislature does something that makes sense.

  • Anonymous
    March 11, 2010 9:46 p.m.

    Great news for big brother!