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Taking DNA from the Innocent: Bill would be a major step toward Big Brother government

posted on in Property Rights

The North Carolina General Assembly is considering a bill (HB 1403) that
would require law enforcement agencies to collect DNA samples from
individuals arrested for certain felonies. Such a law would overturn the
time-honored principle of innocent before proven guilty.

Daren Bakst is Senior Research Fellow in Agricultural Policy at the Heritage Foundation. In this position, Bakst studies and writes about agricultural and environmental policy and property rights, among other issues.  He has done extensive work on the farm bill… ...

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