Daily Archives: May 4, 2012

DNA Testing Law Could be Ruled Unconstitutional


The law in Virginia says that if you’re arrested for a violent crime, police can take your DNA, without a conviction, and your consent. This could potentially be considered unconstitutional if the high court supports what’s happening in Maryland. Albemarle County Sheriff Chip Harding has long pushed for DNA collection at the time of arrest.

Bill will decrease backlog of untested rape kits


Amarillo, Texas – DNA evidence is a powerful tool in convicting rapists and other sexual predators, but the nation’s current system for testing that evidence, isn’t designed to handle the massive amount of cases in a timely manner.