I strongly oppose this.
Current state law requires DNA collection from anyone convicted of a felony. The DOJ wants to expand that to anyone arrested for a felony and all adults convicted of misdemeanors.
While about 12,000 samples are currently collected each year, the proposal would push that number to around 68,000. Justice officials say the proposed expansion would help solve more cases and quickly get criminals off the streets.
I think your opposition is well-founded.
“May I see your genome please?”
So a partisan cop pulls a future candidate over and the next year in the campaign, a headline reads: ‘John Thomas has his DNA filed in WI’....Woooo.
That is a control grab and a crappy idea. This is a perfect example of an unacceptable power grab in a bi-partisan manner, too. This would create a lot of jobs in Gov’t for the direct purpose of increasing control over the population. This will not fall into Dems vs. Reps, either.