Tennessee drivers forced to submit to blood tests will not be added to a national DNA database used by law enforcement, state officials said. The state this year enacted a no-refusal law under which judges can issue warrants at the time of a traffic stop to force drivers to take sobriety tests.


Tennessee blogger and tea party activist Ken Marrero has an op-ed in the Washington Examiner that criticizes Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey’s proposal to collect DNA samples from anyone arrested for a felony. Present law in Tennessee requires that police obtain samples only from suspects arrested under suspicion of committing a violent felony, according to the […]

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