New York Civil Liberties Union
The state of New York is considering a dramatic expansion of its DNA collection. New Yorkers who find themselves under arrest for anything may soon have to give up a sample.
The finding is based on an New York Civil Liberties Union study released Wednesday of 851 stun gun reports from 10 police departments, including the NYPD.
Now, every time force is used during a so-called stop and frisk in New York, the officer will have to check a box stating the reason.
The NYCLU said in a letter to the Central Islip district that the students who walked out of class to protest budget cuts were exercising their constitutional rights and “should be praised for their idealism.”
The goal is to expand the DNA database to help solve open cases and reduce the rate of false convictions.
A sign in Kiryas Joel, a Hasidic Jewish enclave in Orange County, is evoking mixed reaction by asking visitors to dress and act a certain way while in town.