Re "State Lends a Strong Hand to Crime-Fighting With DNA," Nov. 9: I don't have a problem with law enforcement collecting DNA samples from convicted felons. What I do have a problem with is collecting DNA from the many possibly innocent people who are arrested for a crime but never charged.
This opens a Pandora's box regarding who is "arrest-able" by the police. Will they find probable cause where there is none simply to legally obtain a DNA sample from an individual? And to those who argue that you don't have anything to worry about unless you're guilty, think again. Once you're in a DNA database, your DNA is subject to police crime lab "accidents" and mistakes. A simple mislabeling can lead to disastrous results.