MADISON — The Wisconsin Justice Department wants to shift millions of dollars from schools, prisons, gang diversion programs and public defenders to pay for collecting DNA upon arrest and fund services for sexual assault victims.
The department asked Gov. Scott Walker to shift nearly $10 million in criminal surcharges to the department in his next two-year budget, which will be introduced early next year.
Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen tells The Associated Press the surcharge revenue is meant to fund DOJ programs.
The AG is right in that the money is rightfully intended for law enforcement, but collecting DNA upon arrest is still a disghusting infringment of our privacy and rights. Van Hollen should be ashamed for supporting it.