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Cops Take School Kids' DNA without warrant or parental permission in murder case

• ABC News
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Samples of DNA were collected without parental consent from students at a Sacramento, Calif., middle school in connection with the murder of an 8 th grade student who was found stabbed, strangled and beaten to death near the dugout of a local park.

The Sacramento Sheriff's Department, which has been spearheading the investigation into the murder of Jessica Funk-Haslam, 13, said parental consent was not required in the DNA collection and interview of minors, several of whom were taken out of class during the day last week at Albert Einstein Middle School.

"These are interviews, not interrogations," Sheriff's Deputy Jason Ramos told "They are all consensual. Once it's done, there is a mechanism in place for school administrators to notify parents."


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Comment by Temper Bay
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 Two points:  a. If this Sheriff considers these children mature enough to 'give their consent' for this then he must also consider them mature enough to consent to sex & b. If they had taken a DNA sample from my child without my consent the Sheriff would be scrambling for his passport and a one way ticket out of the country.

Comment by Ed Martin
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 How is it that you can stick a needle into someone without their permission, but can't stick a penis into someone without their permission?

Comment by Powell Gammill
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Better hope none of these kids did the deed, because if the DNA links them to the crime: Poisoned Fruit bad cops, poisoned fruit.

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