DNA Samples in California Database Shrink after Prop 47

Only a very small percentage of criminal cases are solved utilizing DNA technology — cold cases often present a unique set of problems that make it exponentially more difficult. Still, even if there are only a few cases that get resolved using DNA, that seems justification enough for maintaining the largest possible pool of DNA in the criminal database. Watch this video that describes the effect of downgrading certain crimes from felonies to misdemeanors on the collection of DNA samples.

In my next blog, I’ll look at a new proposition that’s in the signature stage that will reverse the effects of Prop 47. Okay, my two followers, look for it in two weeks!

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