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.
Biden White House Will ‘Start Acting Now’ on Slavery Reparations Without Congressional Approval
Enshrining the new leftist caste system.
The Biden White House has announced that they will “start acting now” on reparations for slavery regardless of what goes on in Congress.
“We don’t want to wait on a study. We’re going to start acting now,” Senior White House adviser Cedric Richmond said during a recent interview with Axios.
“We have to start breaking down systemic racism and barriers that have held people of color back and especially African-Americans,” he added.
Richmond believes that House Resolution 40, a measure introduced in the legislature to study reparations, will eventually pass, but he maintains that the administration will move on the issue regardless of what the facts or logic of the matter dictate.
“We have to do stuff now to improve the plight, status, future, and empowerment of Black people all around the country,” Richmond said.
Richmond is building on the case made by White House press secretary Jen Psaki, who has affirmed the Biden administration’s support of the reparations study.
“He certainly would support a study of reparations,” Psaki said. “He understands we don’t need a study to take action right now on systemic racism, so he wants to take actions within his own government in the meantime.”
Biden is already taking measures to give additional handouts to certain minority constituents. He took executive action shortly after being installed as president that compelled the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) “to redress racially discriminatory federal housing policies that have contributed to wealth inequality.”
Richmond confirmed that the Biden administration will be conferring additional government-granted privileges to minorities, particularly when it comes to educational opportunity.
“If you start talking about free college tuition to HBCUs [Historically Black Colleges and Universities] and you start talking about free community college in Title I and all of those things, I think that you are well on your way. Those are doable,” he said.
Big League Politics has reported on Biden’s embrace of Black Lives Matter radicalism as part of his devil’s bargain to seize power:
The terrorist group Black Lives Matter (BLM) uses the same digital fundraising platform, ActBlue, that is used by former vice president Joe Biden and many prominent political figures in the Democrat Party, the National Pulse has discovered.
“We appreciate your support of the movement and our ongoing fight to end state-sanctioned violence, liberate Black people, and end white supremacy forever,” the donation tab on the BLM official website states, which is rerouted to ActBlue.
The donation page notes that “ActBlue Charities is a registered charitable organization formed to democratize charitable giving” and any “contribution is made from my own funds or the funds of an authorizing corporation or other entity, and the funds are not being provided by any other person or entity.”
Biden’s presidential campaign has received a stunning $119,253,857 from the ActBlue platform, which sustains his presidential ambitions as well as the BLM terror movement.
Biden is living up to his mandate to enact an aggressive and corrosive form of identity politics. As the demographic collapse of the historical American nation continues, a new anti-white caste system of sorts will continue to take shape.
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