You may soon have to give your DNA to the state and pay $250 for the privilege
In Arizona, and likely everywhere else one day, you're likely going to have to fork over your DNA to the government. You know, for safety reasons.
No other state has anything this expansive in place, according to David Kaye, an associate dean for research at Penn State University who studies genetics and its application in law.
Kaye said the proposed bill is one step away from requiring DNA from anyone who wants a driver's license.
Currently in Arizona, DNA is collected from anyone convicted of a felony or of a misdemeanor sex crime. If passed, the bill would expand the current database exponentially.
The proposed database appears to be focused on making it easier for law enforcement to use DNA in investigations, but Kaye said it's not targeting the right people to make a significant impact when it comes to solving cases.
Every year we lose more and more liberty. It's authoritarian gas lighting. You never even see that your liberty is slipping away. Until, well, you know.