Could medical science be eroding civil rights? A University of Louisville professor says he fears that's becoming the case. Law and medicine professor Mark Rothstein questions whether or not the expanding use of forensic DNA testing is worth the cost of civil liberties. He says the use of DNA testing does not bode well for civil rights. Rothstein's article, "Genetic Justice," appears in tomorrow's edition of the "New England Journal of Medicine."
I think this guy's crazy. Your civil rights end when you violate someone else's. If using DNA to find folks who are robbers and killers is a violation of civil rights, then we should stop trying to arrest people at all.