Monday, February 22, 2010

When due process becomes gauche...

ideas like this aren't immediately discarded as idiotic.

(Emily Ramshaw, Bill Whiter errr...Texas Tribune, 02/22/10)
The attorney who filed a lawsuit against the state for storing infants' blood samples without consent is demanding that Texas recover hundreds of baby blood spots turned over to a military lab to build a national — and someday international — mitochondrial DNA database.
So is "your DNA is on file" the 21st Century equivalent of "Show me your papers?"

What does it say about "innocent until proven guilty" if a blood sample is entered into a criminal DNA database upon birth?

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