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The use of DNA for identification purposes.
 
I believe that DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) will be to 21st century detectives what finger printers were to 20th century detectives. DNA will identify -- and eliminate -- all kinds of suspects in rape and murder cases. Unfortunately, the tests are very very expensive -- around $2,000 per test. Should the state perform these tests as a matter of course. What do you think/

  • Bush said today that he will pardon a Texas inmate... by william Pratt - Aug 15, 00 (#1 of 41)
  • Good question, William... by Fran Hinkel - Aug 15, 00 (#2 of 41)
  • that's an interesting idea--set aside some tax... by william Pratt - Aug 15, 00 (#3 of 41)
  • Here in Florida we have had several very high... by Deborah "Debbe" Ryan - Aug 15, 00 (#4 of 41)
  • I definitely think if DNA is applicable in a case,... by Carol Diemer - Aug 16, 00 (#5 of 41)
  • it's back to death row for Texas killer... by william Pratt - Aug 16, 00 (#6 of 41)
  • Well, then the use of DNA testing was justified... by Deborah "Debbe"Ryan - Aug 17, 00 (#7 of 41)
  • Absolutely and actually tax dollars saved as... by Carol Diemer - Aug 17, 00 (#8 of 41)
  • DNA is a marvelous forensic tool - eyewitness... by P Marlowe - Aug 20, 00 (#9 of 41)
  • I agree Marlowe... by Rob Lewis - Aug 22, 00 (#10 of 41)
  • Oooh, Rob, interesting thought!.. by Fran Hinkel - Aug 23, 00 (#11 of 41)
  • I don't think so... by Rob Lewis - Aug 23, 00 (#12 of 41)
  • A white woman was raped by a black guy--she picked... by william Pratt - Sep 24, 00 (#13 of 41)
  • This just proves how powerful DNA is... by Deborah "Debbe" Ryan - Sep 26, 00 (#14 of 41)
  • Ricky McCinn,condemned to die for raping and... by william Pratt - Sep 28, 00 (#15 of 41)
  • Why is the crime rate today the lowest its been in... by william Pratt - Sep 28, 00 (#16 of 41)
  • I saw the news about McGinn's execution... by Deborah "Debbe" Ryan - Sep 28, 00 (#17 of 41)
  • no,Debbe,it's not strange--most killers have low... by william Pratt - Sep 29, 00 (#18 of 41)
  • Except for most serial killer, who tend to have... by Rob Lewis - Sep 29, 00 (#19 of 41)
  • The crime rate is going to down: 1) the general... by P Marlowe - Oct 2, 00 (#20 of 41)
  • So why don't you live in that great Chinese... by Rob Lewis - Oct 2, 00 (#21 of 41)
  • P Marlowe, yes there are a lot of people in... by Deborah "Debbe" Ryan - Oct 6, 00 (#22 of 41)
  • Here's another tragic case of pregnancy envy--a 39... by william Pratt - Oct 8, 00 (#23 of 41)
  • And to add to your story William....It seems that... by Jeandiata - Oct 8, 00 (#24 of 41)
  • getting back to the subject at hand,a Virginia man... by william Pratt - Oct 9, 00 (#25 of 41)
  • Re: The case of the pregnant mother being killed... by Deborah "Debbe" Ryan - Oct 9, 00 (#26 of 41)
  • The book on the pregnancy murder is called HUSH... by william Pratt - Oct 10, 00 (#27 of 41)
  • William Pratt (or anyone) who is manipulating this... by Deborah "Debbe" Ryan - Oct 10, 00 (#28 of 41)
  • Hi Deborah, well, I don't know that I would use... by Fran Hinkel - Oct 11, 00 (#29 of 41)
  • You were (as usual) right on target Fran lol by Marilyn Dickey - Oct 11, 00 (#30 of 41)
  • Fran, I got the message... by Deborah "Debbe" Ryan - Oct 12, 00 (#31 of 41)
  • From today's NYTIMES--there have now been 76... by william Pratt - Oct 20, 00 (#32 of 41)
  • I'm wondering, since we have the technology should... by Rob Lewis - Oct 20, 00 (#33 of 41)
  • Rob,I think where it applies,DNA testing should be... by william Pratt - Oct 22, 00 (#34 of 41)
  • Good point, William... by Rob Lewis - Oct 22, 00 (#35 of 41)
  • I think where there is biological evidence (blood,... by Deborah "Debbe" Ryan - Oct 23, 00 (#36 of 41)
  • Debbe,I agree with your first sentence--it should... by william Pratt - Oct 23, 00 (#37 of 41)
  • In fact, their rights are not violated... by Rob Lewis - Oct 23, 00 (#38 of 41)
  • That is correct Rob... by Marilyn Dickey - Oct 27, 00 (#39 of 41)
  • It's kind of like a fingerprint... by Rob Lewis - Oct 31, 00 (#40 of 41)
  • Eventually DNA will be taken at birth in this... by P Marlowe - Nov 22, 00 (#41 of 41)

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