Southwest Georgians sound off on DNA decision
Wed, 05 Jun 2013 11:50:00 GMT —
On Monday, the Supreme Court upheld the police practice of taking DNA samples from people who are arrested, even if they haven TMt been convicted of a crime.FOX 31 wanted to know what local law enforcement and residents think about the decision.Several residents of Albany felt like this was going too far, like it was an invasion of privacy.Investigator Kenneth Washington with the Sylvester Police Department doesn TMt think it TMs invading people TMs privacy, however, he added that if you don TMt want your privacy invaded then don TMt commit a crime.Nonetheless, Washington thinks DNA testing along with the fingerprinting system they already have is a great idea. He says having a DNA database will speed up the process when it comes to looking for suspects and criminals.Washington also added that DNA doesn TMt lie and it will be easier for them to convict criminals.Other residents agreed with Washington saying they think it will help get more suspects and criminals off the streets.Stay connected to MySouthWestGA.com as stories develop and the FOX 31 Newscast at 10 PM. Visit us on Facebook and Twitter to join in on the conversation and connect with FOX 31!