DNA – Just Say No
You do not have to consent to a DNA saliva swab unless there is a court order or you are convicted of a crime. In Pennsylvania–unlike other states—when arrested, a person has a right to refuse to consent.
DNA samples go into a law enforcement database permanently and are kept in perpetuity. Bensalem Township Police Department acquired a Rapid DNA testing machine which they are sharing with other police departments. DNA testing is a new big business resulting in an invasion of privacy without standards for testing and potential misuse of results.
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