Saturday, January 5, 2013

CHANCES ARE YOU WON'T FEAR DNA AT ARREST IF YOU READ THIS!!

DNA AT ARREST SAVES LIVES, DOESN'T HURT LIVES
 
DNA WAS DESIGNED TO ONLY USE 14 PIECES OF THE THOUSANDS  UPON THOUSANDS OF PIECES OF DNA EACH PERSON HAS
 ONES THAT DONT HOLD GENETIC SECRETS!

          READ ABOUT DNA, DON'T JUST TAKE WHAT I OR SOMEONE TELLS YOU--RESEARCH IT! DO SEARCHES FOR SCIENTIFIC STUDIES ON FORENSIC DNA,

 READ TRUE, SCIENCE-BASED ARTICLES

ABOUT HOW SCIENTISTS DESIGNING THE DNA
 PROCESS OF SOLVING CRIMES,
DEVELPOPED WAYS TO MAKE IT ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE
 FOR ANYONE BUT LAB PEOPLE
TO EVER HAVE ACCESS TO THE DNA SAMPLE,
HOW THEY CHOSE PIECES OF DNA THAT WERE EMPTY (NO GENETIC INFO).
 THE ONLY DANGER
OF NOT TAKING DNA AT ARREST,
IS THAT THERE WILL BE INCREASED CHANCES THAT
YOU TOO WILL KNOW SOMEONE,
WHO, LIKE MY DAUGHTER,
WOULD BE ALIVE OR UNHURT
 IF DNA WAS TAKEN AT ARREST FROM THE PERSON WHO ATTACKED THEM.
IN ADDITION,DNA AT ARREST
LOWERS THE NUMBER OF COLD/UNSOLVED CRIMES.
 LOWERS THE NUMBER OF REPEAT OFFENDERS
LOWERS POLICE DEPARTMENT COSTS.

26 STATES HAVE PASSED SOME FORM OF DNA AT ARREST LAWS
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California,
Colorado, Illinois, Florida, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri,
New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, South Carolina, South
Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont
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STATE // YEAR OF LAW PASSAGE// NUMBER OF HITS// REPORTED HITS 2010
1)Tennessee                           Started in 2007.              115 HITS on unidentified DNA  
2) New Mexico                       Started  2007                  160 HITS      on unidentified DNA 
3) Maryland                            Started  2011                  174 HITS    on unidentified DNA 
4) Virginia                              Started 2003                     483HITS DFS    on unidentified DNA 
5) Ohio                                    Started 2011                    132 HITS OBIon unidentified DNA 
*DNA taken the 1st time someone is arrested for a Felony Offense allows their DNA to be in a database. Then, if and only if, they leave DNA at their next crime scene, we can identify the guilty party relatively quickly.With violent offenders, this stops them at a low number of victims.
* DNA taken at conviction and then put into the DNA database is more about solving old crimes rather than stopping new ones. Violent offenders, when finally convicted, and their DNA is put into a national database are matched to multiple cold and unsolved crimes from 5-20 years in the past, where that DNA sat years without a match and the vioent offender kept on doing violence. THESE CRIMES COULD HAVE BEEN PREVENTED IF DNA HAD BEEN TAKEN THE FIRST TIME THEY WERE ARRESTED.

The DNA Profile: YOUR PHYSICAL DNA IS NOT SENT TO THE NATIONAL DATABASE

A FORM WITH CODED NUMBERS IS SENT TO CODIS THE NATIONAL DATABASE--NOT YOUR HYSICAL DNA
JUST LIKE THE EXAMPLE BELOW----Lab XYZ
0012152 (case number)
06,09,11,12,10,10,22,24,9.3,10,08,09, (2 lines represent loci/factors specific to your DNA)
14,14,15,17,17,22,25,12,12,9,10,09,13
kzzz-The Analyst’s initials
The DNA profile is uploaded into CODIS, our national DNA database, without even a
name attached to it, only a case ID number, the lab’s name, and the analyst’s initials.

IT IS NOT YOUR TOTAL DNA SAMPLE THAT IS USED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT
Regions of DNA that are used for forensic analysis are usually not genes, but rather are located in those parts of the chromosomes without known functions, or if part of a gene, not in the part that produces a detectable effect (MEANING IT DOES NOT INCLUDE DNA LOCI THAT WOULD SAY YOU ARE PRONE TO DISEASES OR MENTAL ILLNESS OR EVEN TALL, SHORT, ETC- This was a primary reason for this choice has been to protect individual privacy.)(This means that these sections of the DNA do not carry the genetic codes. When a match occurs between an offender and DNA evidence collected from a crime, the law enforcement agency is notified and then, with a judge’s order, another DNA sample is taken from the identified suspect to verify the match. It is a big piece of the puzzle that can set law enforcement on the right track.

Law enforcement now has to build their case and find other evidence and witnesses. They have to determine if the suspect was even in the area of the crime. The suspect is still innocent, until proven guilty. Only a jury determines “guilty” Keep in mind that less than 6 % of our population is ever arrested for a felony. A DNA profile only identifies the suspect. People can change their
names, their appearance, even their sex. Their DNA is unique and does not change.
**Criminals tend to be repeat offenders, but don’t always get convicted, having their DNA
at Arrest increases the chances of conviction. Each conviction prevents and average of 7 to 8 future crimes.
* Kristine Crouch, Indiana CODIS Administrator of the Indiana State Police-- biological
crime scene evidence uploaded to CODIS leads to 40% of those searches yield a matching suspect. DNA at Arrest would increase the number of "Known Persons" in a DNA database thus increaseing matches National Institute of Justice to five communities (Los Angeles, Topeka, Denver, Phoenix and California's Orange County) to study the effectiveness of DNA forensics in
the investigation of property crimes. The project called The DNA Field Experiment: Cost-Effectiveness

Analysis of the Use of DNA in the Investigation of High-Volume Crimes highlighted the importance of testing the DNA profile found at burglary scene because one burglar often commits many burglaries before being caught. A summary of the study can be found at Burglars Go Bust: The DNA Field

Experiment
In November 2005, with NIJ funding, the Denver Burglary Project was started. Two years
into the project, nearly 100 prolific burglars were caught and convicted. As a result of the 100 convictions, the burglary rate in Denver dropped 26%
4TH AMENDMENT RIGHTS ARE NOT VIOLATED!!
**August 26, 2004, the appellate court overturned the lower court and ruled that the DNA Collection Act does not violate the Fourth Amendment. The court's opinion included: "The DNA
profile thus serves the purpose of increasing the efficiency and accuracy in identifying individuals within a certain class of convicted criminals. The purpose is akin to that of a fingerprint". State v. Raines 857 A.2d 19, 33 (Md. 2004).
PLEASE READ ALL THESE COURT CASES. LEARN WHY COURTS HAVE DECIDED THAT …..
DNA AT ARREST IS NOT A VIOLATION OF THE FOURTH AMENDMENT!!!
COURT CASES
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