Niki Kelly
The Journal Gazette
February 2, 2009

INDIANAPOLIS – Tens of thousands of Hoosiers never convicted of a crime could find their DNA in state and federal databases under a bill making its way through the Indiana Senate.

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The legislation is an attempt to take the next step with a scientific advance many consider to be the best crime-fighting tool in decades. But others wonder whether government is going too far and invading the privacy rights of citizens.

“Why not just get everyone’s DNA when they are born?” asked Sen. Tim Lanane, D-Anderson. “There is still a presumption of innocence in our system.”

Testing of deoxyribonucleic acid provides a genetic blueprint shared only by identical twins.

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