~ DNA clears suspect – but then what? ~

A DNA sample of a suspect cleared him of any crime but the man was not told why he was considered a suspect. Society and individual liberties are better served by making government records and activity more transparent. If the suspect can know that he was cleared why can’t he know the reason he was considered in the first place? Perhaps the government intrusion that disrupted the suspect’s anonymity was necessary. Exposing the the whole process to the light of day better serves the interests of the public in being able to monitor their government, while, at the same time, more convincingly relieving this individual from suspicion and any possible aspersion to his character. A letter from the law enforcement agency would be nice… Read the story in Slashdot.

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