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Should the U.S. create an FBI databaseof all citizens DNA?

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Started: 3/19/2015 Category: Politics
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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poopstain

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I believe that if the FBI had a national database that contains all U.S. citizens DNA it would be extremely beneficial to fighting crimes and solving murders quickly and efficiently. People keep complaining that "ohhh now the FBI can plant who they want as the killer",no. The database doesn't contain the physical DNA, its simply a record of what the DNA looks like so when you have a murder scene you save time (years, decades) looking for the person who did the crime. No you simply analyze the DNA on the scene and compare it to the database and bam you have the killer. I don't see how its an invasion of privacy either. If you care that much about your privacy then you made an even bigger mistake by buying that Christmas gift online, using a credit card to pay for gas (leaving a trail) or creating a facebook account. I think this is the future and it will greatly save money and time.
PointlessQuestions

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It Is A Terrible Idea For The FBI To Have DNA Samples Of Every U.S Citizen For Multiple Reasons.
Firstly, It Is A Mass Invasion Of Privacy The Government Should Not Know The Genetic Sequence Of Every Single U.S Citizen.
Secondly, It Wouldn't Help Solve Crime And Would Get A Lot Of Innocent People Convicted.
Do You Know How Much Random DNA Your Carrying Around At Any Given Moment.'
You've Got A Hair From That Waiter At The Restaurant, Skin Oil From That Guy You Shook Hands With And Dead Skin From Dozens Of People.
Even If The Police Rule Out Immediate Family Members A Whole Lot Of Innocent People Will Be Suspect To Murder.
Wreaking Havoc On Their Personal Lives.
The System Of Having Only Felony Criminals Put Their DNA In The System Works Great Because Those Are Exactly The People Who Are Likely To Be Committing Murder. No A System Were All Citizens Must Put Their DNA In A Database Is A Terrible Idea, Especially When Your Consider That When DNA Evidence Is Submitted, Juries Convict Nearly 80 Percent Of The Time. Our Jails Would Be Overcrowded If We Had Such A Database. Over To Pro.
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Debate Round No. 1
poopstain

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I understand we carry around DNA from many people. If there is a murder scene and say semen evidence or another persons blood on a lamp that the victim fought back with, that semen and blood DNA could be analyzed and the person found alot quicker than the years to decades it takes to trace down every person who could possibly have committed the crime. It will only help an investigation. For every persons DNA, some will be proved to have done it (semen, or blood samples found in the murder scene for ex). Those who simply were a person who shook hands and had oil wouldnt even be considered anyway, thats common knowledge.

I also believe it isnt a major cause of privacy concern. If you have nothing to hide then who cares if the FBI has your DNA. All the conspiracy theory stuff is BS, the FBI isnt going to turn around and use that to screw with innocent people.

I can see the future of crime fighting become alot more streamline and efficient.
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Debate Round No. 2
poopstain

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Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by poopstain 2 years ago
poopstain
I mean when every child is born, their DNA gets added to a database, in years time every citizen will be included once its caught up. Then say some random 19 year old commits a murder and leaves behind blood, the crime can easily be proven to be him, where as it might otherwise take 15 years to figure out he did it because know one knew about him.
Posted by Poe-vahkiin 2 years ago
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The FBI already has one. It's called CODIS, or Combined DNA Index System.
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