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    Quote Originally Posted by ethanwinfield View Post
    I am pretty selective with those whom I allow access to the inside of my mouth.
    I guess if I'm being arrested, the last thing I'm worried about is a cotton swab on the inside of my cheek.

    And of course, I'm a person that lets everyone inside my mouth...unlike you who is selective. I mean really. Here's a tip. Don't arrested and you won't have to worry about it now will you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jessica80 View Post
    I guess if I'm being arrested, the last thing I'm worried about is a cotton swab on the inside of my cheek.

    And of course, I'm a person that lets everyone inside my mouth...unlike you who is selective. I mean really. Here's a tip. Don't arrested and you won't have to worry about it now will you?
    Thus far it's been fairly easy for me, but I do have family/friends who have found themselves arrested based solely on the word of others. Charged? Nope. Do you really give up your right to your DNA or blood solely because I lie to the police?

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    I guess I just don't really care. I'd go and leave a sample now. I abide by the laws so even if falsely accused I have nothing to hide. For all we know, it may work out for many people who are falsely accused if the dna doesn't match.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jessica80 View Post
    I guess if I'm being arrested, the last thing I'm worried about is a cotton swab on the inside of my cheek.

    And of course, I'm a person that lets everyone inside my mouth...unlike you who is selective. I mean really. Here's a tip. Don't arrested and you won't have to worry about it now will you?
    What about the people who get arrested for being in the wrong place at the wrong time? I once very narrowly escaped being caught up in a riot, but several of my husband's co-workers were arrested in the resulting dragnet for nothing more than not getting out of downtown fast enough. They spent a few hours in a police van before being released. The fact is, you shouldn't lose your right to due process when you shouldn't have been arrested in the first place. I think that *should* be one of the things a person should be concerned about when being arrested.
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    I agree and I said (or thought I said) that it should only be done if you are already being fingerprinted. If I'm in the police van, I wouldn't expect a DNA swab or to be fingerprinted.

    If I'm being booked, I expect that I'm fingerprinted then and if the law is in place swabbed for DNA.

    I just don't agree that a DNA swab is that much of an invasion into my privacy.

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    Update: Supreme Court rules DNA collection is legal from those who are arrested.

    Supreme Court rules police can take DNA swabs from those arrested | Fox News
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