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6:57 am
Tue June 4, 2013

Kentucky Privacy Advocates Concerned About Supreme Court's DNA Ruling

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The ACLU of Kentucky says the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling allowing for the collection of DNA without a warrant poses privacy concerns.

On Monday, the Court upheld a Maryland law allowing law enforcement to take and keep DNA samples from people who’ve been arrested—with or without a warrant.

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5:13 pm
Wed February 13, 2013

Kentucky House Committee Backs Automatic Collection of DNA From Felony Suspects

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Legislation to allow the automatic collection of DNA samples from felony suspects easily won committee approval Wednesday in the Kentucky House.

The DNA would be gathered with a cheek swab. It would be tested and results recorded, so it could be used to identify suspects in other cases. 

The House Judiciary Committee heard from Jayann Sepich, whose daughter Katie was raped and murdered in 2003 near her New Mexico home. She says this simple process has the power to quickly punish the guilty and heal the harm they’ve done.

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