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Off-duty cops collect DNA samples at Alabama roadblocks

Posted By yihan On June 11, 2013 @ 1:49 pm In Prison Planet,Tile | Comments Disabled

Caroline May
The Daily Caller [1]
June 11, 2013

Off-duty cops in two counties in Alabama spent the weekend collecting saliva and blood samples from drivers at roadblocks.

According to Lt. Freddie Turrentine with the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department, drivers were asked to voluntarily offer samples of their saliva and blood for a study being conducted by the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation.

The drivers were compensated for their samples.

“They’ve got big signs up that says ‘paid volunteer survey’ and if they want to participate they pull over there and they ask them questions and if they are willing to give them a mouth swab they give them $10 and if they are willing to give them a blood sample they give them $50. And if they don’t do anything they drive off,” Turrentine explained to The Daily Caller.

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[1] The Daily Caller: http://dailycaller.com/2013/06/10/off-duty-cops-collect-dna-samples-at-alabama-roadblocks/

[2] Storage of newborns’ blood samples raises privacy concerns: http://www.prisonplanet.com/storage-of-newborns%e2%80%99-blood-samples-raises-privacy-concerns.html

[3] Texas ordered to destroy five million blood samples illegally taken from babies without consent: http://www.prisonplanet.com/texas-ordered-to-destroy-five-million-blood-samples-illegally-taken-from-babies-without-consent.html

[4] State agrees to destroy controversial infant blood samples: http://www.prisonplanet.com/state-agrees-to-destroy-controversial-infant-blood-samples.html

[5] ‘It’s 99% certain there is life on Mars’: Shock finding as scientists re-analyse soil samples from Seventies Viking lander: http://www.prisonplanet.com/its-99-certain-there-is-life-on-mars-shock-finding-as-scientists-re-analyse-soil-samples-from-seventies-viking-lander.html

[6] DNA samples from 1.1milion children held on register as Labour ‘plots database by stealth’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/dna-samples-from-11milion-children-held-on-register-as-labour-plots-database-by-stealth.html

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