NYC Builds ‘Rogue’ DNA Database Focused on Gun Cases

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New York City is building a vast, unregulated DNA database that police are already using to connect suspects to evidence from crime scenes across the five boroughs, reports The Trace and WNYC. In the last five years, the number of DNA profiles in New York’s local database has grown dramatically, driven in part by a push to collect DNA in every gun case . . .

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