Editor: This “Readers Write” opinion by reader Tom Hunter was submitted as a response to the recent US Supreme Court ruling allowing police to collect DNA evidence from people arrested – but not convicted – of serious crimes.
By Tom Hunter
The latest decision from the Supreme Court has opened an old wound that I suffered at the hands of the San Diego Police Department and the George Bailey Detention Center. And the question that I never seem to hear asked is: why is it that you are fingerprinted, photographed and (now) DNA swabbed upon being arrested and not upon being convicted? [Read more…]