Monday, June 3, 2013


The Supreme Court has ruled that it is legal to take your DNA once you have been arrested. This has progressed from only being able to take your DNA once you have been convicted of a felony, then it changed to they could take it if you were convicted of any crime even a misdemeanor and now it has changed so they can take it upon any arrest. So if you are arrested for driving with a suspended license (or anything for that matter) be prepared to have your DNA taken from you (by force if need be) and put into the the State Police and FBI criminal Data Bank even though you are not yet a convicted criminal.

Now try and remember that being arrested does not mean that you are a convicted criminal but they still can take your DNA and put it in a data bank. I hope people can see the writing on the wall here. Soon all of your freedoms will be gone and no one seems to care about it. Why would my DNA be needed if I drove with a suspended license? The natural progression of this is that your DNA is taken at birth and kept in this data bank or wherever else they feel like keeping it.

Most of the sheep in America won't see anything wrong with this and that is the real problem. THIS IS JUST ONE MORE OF OUR RIGHTS THAT HAS BEEN TAKEN WITHOUT ANY BACKLASH OR EVEN ONE PERSON SEEMING TO CARE. The UNITED STATES OF AMERICA'S government and law enforcement grows stronger every single day and the average citizen loses his rights and is taxed to death without even making a sound. WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO US? WHY DON'T WE FIGHT FOR ANYTHING ANYMORE? They keep us so busy working, paying our taxes and our bills that we care more about who the next winner of Dancing with the Stars is than we do about our GOD GIVEN RIGHTS. PEOPLE CAN ONLY BE PUSHED SO FAR BEFORE THEY BEGIN TO PUSH BACK. UNFORTUNATELY, THAT DAY IS FAST APPROACHING.


WASHINGTON (AP) — A sharply divided Supreme Court on Monday said police can routinely take DNA from people they arrest, equating a DNA cheek swab to other common jailhouse procedures like fingerprinting.
‘‘Taking and analyzing a cheek swab of the arrestee DNA is, like fingerprinting and photographing, a legitimate police booking procedure that is reasonable under the Fourth Amendment,’’ Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote for the court’s five-justice majority.
But the four dissenting justices said that the court was allowing a major change in police powers.
‘‘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,’’ conservative Justice Antonin Scalia said in a sharp dissent which he read aloud in the courtroom.
At least 28 states and the federal government now take DNA swabs after arrests. But a Maryland court was one of the first to say that it was illegal for that state to take Alonzo King’s DNA without approval from a judge, saying King had ‘‘a sufficiently weighty and reasonable expectation of privacy against warrantless, suspicionless searches.’’
But the high court’s decision reverses that ruling and reinstates King’s rape conviction, which came after police took his DNA during an unrelated arrest. Kennedy wrote the decision, and was joined by Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Samuel Alito, Clarence Thomas and Stephen Breyer. Scalia was joined in his dissent by Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan.
Getting DNA swabs from criminals is common. All 50 states and the federal government take cheek swabs from convicted criminals to check against federal and state databanks, with the court’s blessing. The fight at the Supreme Court was over whether that DNA collection could come before conviction and without a judge issuing a warrant.
According to court documents, the FBI’s Combined DNA Index System or CODIS — a coordinated system of federal, state and local databases of DNA profiles — already contains more than 10 million criminal profiles and 1.1 million profiles of those arrested.
In the case before the court, a 53-year-old woman was raped and robbed but no one was arrested. Almost six years later, Alonzo King was arrested and charged with felony second-degree assault. Taking advantage of the Maryland law that allowed warrantless DNA tests following some felony arrests, police took a cheek swab of King’s DNA, which matched a sample from the 2003 Salisbury rape. King was convicted of rape and sentenced to life in prison.
King eventually pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of misdemeanor assault from his arrest, a crime for which Maryland cannot take warrantless DNA samples. The state courts said it violated King’s rights for the state to take his DNA based on an arrest alone. The state Court of Appeals said King had ‘‘a sufficiently weighty and reasonable expectation of privacy against warrantless, suspicionless searches.’’ But the high court’s decision reinstates King’s conviction.
Maryland stopped collecting DNA after that decision, but Roberts allowed police to keep collecting DNA samples pending the high court’s review.