Friday, June 20, 2008

Here's a Suggestion

If you don't want to government to have a sample of your DNA on file, don't give it to them when they come around asking for it.

Cape Cod men who voluntarily gave DNA samples during the investigation into the murder of fashion writer Christa Worthington are suing to have the samples returned.

A class action lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts in Suffolk Superior Court accuses District Attorney Michael O'Keefe with failing to make good on a promise to return or destroy the samples.

That goes double if the government "promises" you they'll give it back to you, once they no longer "need" it.

Here's how it works, or how it should work:

"Hi, we're from the government. We'd like a sample of your DNA. It's so that you can prove to us you're not a rapist. Once we are convinced you're not a rapist, we'll give it back to you. We promise."

"Go screw."