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Expanding Criminal DNA Databases

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Expanding Criminal DNA Databases

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Expanding Criminal DNA Databases

Expanding Criminal DNA Databases

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In the Nov. 2 elections, Californians passed Proposition 69 — a vote to widen the DNA criminal database used in that state. Meanwhile, police in New York City recently made their first arrest under the John Doe Indictment Project, which ties unsolved crimes to DNA profiles.

Guests:

Peter Neufeld, co-director, The Innocence Project

Barry Steinhardt, director, Technology and Liberty Project, American Civil Liberties Union