Over-sampling DNA in Rhode Island

by jeeg 2. June 2014 19:33
  A bill before the Rhode Island General Assembly would give law enforcement sweeping new powers to collect DNA from people placed under arrest. The legislature should refine this measure, which both overreaches and provides insufficient safeguards for the innocent. The proposed measure, re... [More]

RI Senate votes to collect DNA from some arrestees

by jeeg 8. March 2012 19:12
A proposal to require anyone arrested for a violent crime to submit a DNA sample to authorities is winning support in the Rhode Island General Assembly. The Senate endorsed the measure Tuesday. Similar legislation is already pending in the House. The legislation would give authorities ... [More]
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