Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Where does your state stand?

In 2009, California put the DNA Arrestee Law in to action. Now when someone is arrested in California for a felony a DNA sample will be taken along with their finger prints. How does this help? Having this law allows for both old and new cases to be solved faster than normal, rather than waiting to get the DNA sample once the suspect has been convicted. So take a look, where does your state stand with the DNA arrestee law?

21 States Have Passed The Law

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont and Virginia.
Why should your state pass DNA Arrestee Testing Laws?

Every day innocent people needlessly become victims of violent crimes. Most of these are committed by repeat offenders. By passing state legislation that enables law enforcement to collect DNA from felony arrestees, at the same time as fingerprints, your state can catch criminals sooner. That means you can prevent most of these crimes, save more lives, and provide more protection to the innocent.

For further information check out http://www.dnasaves.org/index.php

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