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February 8, 2008

Police Swabbing Mouths During Traffic Stops In Serial Killer Hunt

Police officers in Daytona Beach are swabbing the mouths of persons of interests during traffic stops with special DNA kits in the hunt for an elusive serial killer, sources close to the investigation told Local 6.

Have a broken tail light? Prepare to hand over a DNA sample to the Government. All in the name of ‘safety’.

Agents are using the DNA kits to collect as much DNA as possible during traffic stops and special operations in hopes on making a match.

No explanation is given on what exactly is meant by a ‘special operation‘. There’s no mention of what penalty, if any (yet), there is for refusing to submit to the swab.  Most importantly, there’s no mention of what happens to the DNA ‘evidence’ that has been collected one the investigation is over.

Now, just how long do you think it will be before some politician gets it in his head that this would be a GREAT addition to so called ‘DUI Checkpoints’. You know, the ones where the police can stop you for no reason at all and demand that you produce your papers and tell them what you’ve been doing that day. The same checkpoints that police call ‘great sucesses’ because even when they only manage to arrest one person on a DUI charge, officers were able to issue a number of tickets for offenses unrelated to drinking (which pretty much proves that DUI checkpoints don’t have a damn thing to do with Drunk Driving).

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  1. The police are adept at using any excuse to exercise their power. My son, currently going to college in Cincinnati, bought a rusted-out 1988 Suburban to drive around town. He has a 1994 BMW but didn’t want to worry about it getting hit. (He had a VW Jetta that was totaled by a hit and run driver in Cincinnati a few months ago.)

    The first week he had it he was stopped twice by police. Once for “excessive bouncing.” Once the police found out my son was a nice middle class boy who works part-time as a security guard at a local mall (instead of a gangbanger or something), they exchanged a few jollities and bid him adieu. But, it made me think about the complaints of profiling, etc. you hear. Some of this stuff is just power freaks getting their jollies.

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