NC Attorney General Says New DNA Law Doing Its Job

A new DNA collection law has made a difference in matching criminals to crimes since it went into effect almost six months ago, according to NC Attorney General Roy Cooper.

Cooper was in Kinston Wednesday afternoon showing how jailers collect samples from those charged with violent felonies and sex crimes.

Cooper calls DNA the 21st century fingerprint and says by using state and national DNA databases they're solving more crime. Cooper says, "Since February we've had 11 hits in our database, simply by gathering DNA from arrestees. So, these may be 11 crimes that we would not have solved otherwise."

Cooper adds, the technology also protects the innocent. He says DNA has exonerated more than 100 suspects this year.

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  • by Big Bother Is After You Location: NC on Jul 20, 2011 at 09:36 PM
    It Cost to get DNA and then you are going to destroy the DNA in some cases. "Yell Right" You think the Gov. is going to do anything right.I think that will cost too.( Money or Your Rights) Maybe both.
  • by BOCO on Jul 20, 2011 at 07:29 PM
    If a DNA sample was recorded for every child as soon as they are born, in 20 years, virtually all crimes would be solved almost immediately. And don't even think about civil rights! Honest people deserve better protection from thugs.
  • by Anonymous on Jul 20, 2011 at 06:05 PM
    As long as the SBI will be honest about the results. Good d*** luck!!!! Roy has condoned and protected their incompetence and dishonesty.

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