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Comment: Re:The slippery slope (Score 1) 570

by mbruns (#26740425) Attached to: Washington State Wants DNA From All Arrestees

Then I thought about the fact that people are fingerprinted upon arrest, and have been for decades. When you come down to it, there really isn't any significant difference between recording fingerprints and recording DNA. If you disagree with recording DNA there's no reason why recording fingerprints before conviction should be acceptable either.

You're right, authorities initially said fingerprints would only be kept for those convicted of a crime. How did that work out?

A complex system that works is invariably found to have evolved from a simple system that works.