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New York State Passes DNA Requirement For Almost All Convicted Criminals 260

New submitter greatgreygreengreasy writes "According to NPR, 'Lawmakers in New York approved a bill that will make the state the first to require DNA samples from almost all convicted criminals. Most states, including New York, already collect DNA samples from felons, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. What's remarkable about the New York bill is that it would expand the state's database to include DNA from people convicted of almost any crime, even misdemeanors as minor as jumping over a subway turnstile.' Gattaca seems closer than we may have thought. Richard Aborn, one of the bill's backers, said, 'We know from lots of studies and lots of data now that violent criminals very often begin their careers as nonviolent criminals. And the earlier you can get a nonviolent criminal's DNA in the data bank, the higher your chances are of apprehending the right person.'"
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New York State Passes DNA Requirement For Almost All Convicted Criminals

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  • The steps. (Score:5, Funny)

    by Kenja ( 541830 ) on Friday March 16, 2012 @11:42AM (#39378273)
    1. Pay to have your DNA sequenced.
    2. Copyright your DNA sequence.
    3. Get arrested, convicted and have your DNA taken.
    4. Sue like your the MPAA.
    5. Profit?
  • by Relayman ( 1068986 ) on Friday March 16, 2012 @11:48AM (#39378381)
    The rich in New York don't go to jail, they just make multi-million dollar bonuses.

  • by Translation Error ( 1176675 ) on Friday March 16, 2012 @01:35PM (#39380053)

    Is this for white collar criminals too? Oh wait, the rich don't go to jail, they just make settlements.

    Actually the rich will be subject to DNA collection; however, the procedure will be slightly different.

    The government will send over a special 'collection agent' who is trained to collect the subject's DNA in a manner that is both pleasant and non-intrusive (unless the subject is into that). To further ensure that the subject is not overly stressed, the collection process will take place at either their home or an expensive hotel. Finally, to show all the people whining about special privileges for the wealthy that rich people aren't above the law, everyone with sufficient wealth will be subject to frequent and vigorous retesting.

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