Our DNA should be taken at birth & put on a national database to reduce crimes & catch criminalS

March 12, 2015, 9:52 am

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The debate "Our DNA should be taken at birth & put on a national database to reduce crimes & catch criminalS" was started by danielle on March 12, 2015, 9:52 am. 19 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 7 people are on the disagree side. People are starting to choose their side. It looks like most of the people in this community are on the agreeing side of this statement.

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danielle, frozen_emily, PsychDave, Hjkp98, misfitcarrot, ms_open_mind and 13 visitors agree.
I_Voyager, ItsMateo, bobbybill, gtomk and 3 visitors disagree.

anyone whose got nothing to hide should vote yes! if you Vote no then you have to consider that one day something might happen to you or someone you love burglary or worse (which we will hope does not happen) and the person who did it has left the DNA all over the scene except they've never been arrested before so finding them and catching them is going to be extremely difficult. For example the case of Madeline mcann. there was DNA around and had that been on a database she may have been found but instead she's still missing nearly ten years later..

4 years, 3 months ago

Can I just say, violation of MY rights...

4 years, 3 months ago

I know some people will quote Benjamin Franklin saying "Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase temporary security, deserve neither liberty nor security" but in this case I think the security outweighs the liberty being given up. It is always a balancing act between freedom and safety, but in this case the government isn't spying on us, they aren't arbitrarily imprisoning anyone, and the security is both from wrongful conviction, and from the fact that it becomes much easier to find those guilty of crimes. This security would be long term and, with sufficient oversight, there is very little risk.

4 years, 3 months ago
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