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Friday, March 21, 2014

 3:34 AM 

Assembly passes limits to DNA collection

The Assembly has passed a bill that would limit collection of DNA upon arrest to cases of violent felonies.

Rep. Dean Knudson, R-Hudson, said that while he understands the desire for law enforcement to use all the tools necessary to solve crimes, the recent revelations of sprawling government surveillance into the lives of private citizens lives means that some defined limits must be set. He drafted a second amendment that would increase the list of crimes considered as serious violent crimes by the Wisconsin Department of Justice.

"Really what this comes down to is solving cold cases is a very worthy cause, but we must hold even more dear the 4th Amendment rights of our citizens," Knudson said.


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