18 December 1998 - DNA under arrest

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New York City’s police commissioner Howard Safir hopes for approval of a plan to store a DNA sample of every person arrested in the city. “The innocents have nothing to fear,” he explains. “Innocent persons are never arrested. I mean, from my point of view, just being in New York is already an offense.”


He did say “The innocents have nothing to fear,” according to newspaper accounts. Needless to say, I made up the rest.

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