The New York Police Department (NYPD) is getting ready to purge its DNA database, eliminating data from thousands of potential criminals, because of concerns over racism brought up by leftist civil liberties advocates.
New York City has amassed roughly 82,000 profiles over the course of several years, and the data has helped them solve countless crimes, with DNA evidence being integral in finding the murderer of Tessa Majors recently. But civil liberties advocates believe that this is invasive and a violation of privacy rights.
Police commissioner Dermot F. Shea has announced that the NYPD is in the process of overhauling its rules and regulations regarding the controversial database, which is currently maintained by New York City’s Chief Medical Examiner.
They will start by going through 32,000 samples collected by people considered suspects in active criminal investigations. If they determine that samples are over two years old and not linked to an ongoing investigation or conviction, they will be purged and potentially lost forever.
Bob Barrows, who works as the director of legal operations for the NYPD, said that he expects to remove thousands of DNA profiles from the database. This will hamstring law enforcement even further as New York City reverts back to the crime-ridden cesspool it was widely considered to be in the 1970s.
“We don’t want to saturate the database with profiles that aren’t yielding any results,” Barrows said. “If these people are not convicted, if they are not a suspect in a law enforcement investigation or ongoing prosecution, those are profiles we want to look at.”
The Local DNA Index System, as it is called, is expected to become far less comprehensive in the days to come, as they also will change the way juvenile DNA is collected and stored. DNA will only be collected from juveniles after sex crimes, hate crimes, firearm crimes, or other felonies after receiving consent of the minor with additional parental notification.
The reforms are not stopping civil liberties groups from continuing their agitation. They continue to move forward toward their end goal of eliminating the database entirely.
“Our lawmakers should step in with real control and oversight of the N.Y.P.D. and act to ban unlawful and unregulated DNA collection,” said Terri Rosenblatt, Supervising Attorney of the DNA Unit at The Legal Aid Society. “All New Yorkers should reject anything less.”
“We need basic transparency in the database,” said Donovan Richards, who is the chairman of the City Council committee tasked with oversight of the police. “This is a step in the right direction, but more needs to be done.”
“This idea is half-baked,” Richards said of the reforms. “It still affects black and brown people disproportionately, people who have not been convicted of anything.”
Commissioner Shea is standing by his proposed reforms as being what is best for the community at large.
“As a Department, we have reformed policies and practices to support a system that is fair and effective while also cultivating trust with the community,” Commissioner Shea said in a statement.
“These changes are common sense and incorporate feedback we have gathered without compromising the ability for officers to successfully identify criminals, build strong cases and bring justice for victims,” he added.
The Commissioner may learn the hard way that when the leftists are given an inch, they will ultimately take a mile. New York City is once again a safe haven for criminals, and capitulations from police bureaucrats will only make the growing problem that much worse.
Medical Examiner: ‘No Physical Findings’ of ‘Traumatic Asphyxia or Strangulation’ in George Floyd’s Death
This may come up as crucial during the trial.
A medical examiner who examined the body of George Floyd, who was killed during an encounter with police earlier this month, has determined that there are “no physical findings that support a diagnosis of traumatic asphyxia or strangulation.”
“Mr. Floyd had underlying health conditions including coronary artery disease and hypertensive heart disease. The combined effects of Mr. Floyd being restrained by police, his underlying health conditions and any potential intoxicants in his system likely contributed to his death,” the Hennepin County Medical Examiner determined in their report.
— Justin Miller (@justinjm1) May 29, 2020
Floyd’s family has called for an independent autopsy of his body by a medical examiner to build the case against former Minneapolis Police Department Officer Derek Chauvin, the officer who appeared to hold his knee against the throat of Floyd during an encounter shortly before his death.
“We’ve just spoken recently with district attorney. We’re going to take custody back of George Floyd’s body, and we’re bringing in Dr. Michael Baden to perform an independent autopsy because we saw in the Eric Garner case and so many other cases where they have these people who work with the city come up with things that are such an illusion,” said family attorney Benjamin Crump, a prominent attorney known to take cases with racial implications.
“They’re going to have their own autopsy,” Crump said of Floyd’s relatives. “We’re not going to rely on this DA or this city to tell us the truth. We already saw the truth.”
Crump is inferring a possible conspiracy between law enforcement and the medical examiner in the hopes of getting Chauvin off from his criminal charges.
“We don’t want to begin to speculate about what their narrative is,” he said, cautioning it could be something like, “You didn’t know he had a heart condition?” or, “Oh, he had asthma.”
Forensic pathologist Dr. Michael Baden, who performed the autopsy of deceased pedophile Jeffrey Epstein that determined evident foul play, is expected to perform the second autopsy on Floyd’s body.
“I’m awaiting their call to make the arrangements,” Dr. Baden said over the phone. “I would go to Minneapolis.”
The city of Minneapolis is on fire because of the response to Floyd’s death, and rioters have laid the city to waste:
Footage from inside the Target that has been looted by rioters in Minneapolis. They are trying to break into the cash registers. pic.twitter.com/jdFi7HrgTg
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) May 28, 2020
At the Target in Minneapolis that was being looted tonight during the BLM riot, a woman in a wheelchair was attacked. pic.twitter.com/JxsXTB30xI
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) May 28, 2020
this is truly terrifying we are living in a nightmare everyone pls stay safe pic.twitter.com/r5AqaiCet5
— jada🔪 (@bangmekordei) May 28, 2020
Even though Chauvin has been charged with manslaughter and third-degree murder, the riots are continuing. If Chauvin is somehow exonerated in the court of law by a jury of his own peers, there will certainly be more senseless destruction. Rule by violent mob is replacing the rule of law in a diverse and multicultural America.
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