2010-07-29 / Letters/Opinion

Question: Do you think a DNA sample should be collected when someone is convicted of a minor crime? Briefly explain.

Compiled by Bill O’Neill Compiled by Bill O’Neill
“No. It’s a minor crime. It’s not major. It’s not a felony. It’s too much of an invasion of people’s privacy.” Rudy G., Brownsville “No. It’s a minor crime. It’s not major. It’s not a felony. It’s too much of an invasion of people’s privacy.” Rudy G., Brownsville
“I think they shouldn’t collect it if it’s something like a traffic violation. But if it’s something like stealing, you’re already showing you’re a criminal.” David Cruz, The Bronx “I think they shouldn’t collect it if it’s something like a traffic violation. But if it’s something like stealing, you’re already showing you’re a criminal.” David Cruz, The Bronx
“Yeah. To see if they actually did it or not. It doesn’t matter if it’s a big crime or a small crime.” Bertha King, Canarsie “Yeah. To see if they actually did it or not. It doesn’t matter if it’s a big crime or a small crime.” Bertha King, Canarsie
“No, because a lot of times police stop you without probable cause. It’s bad enough they stop you. Then they are going to start taking blood samples.” Delores Cloud, Flatbush “No, because a lot of times police stop you without probable cause. It’s bad enough they stop you. Then they are going to start taking blood samples.” Delores Cloud, Flatbush

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