Support DNA at Time of Arrest in New York State
Prevent Future Victims From Escalating Criminals. Change the DNA Law. By signing this petition you are advocating to change the DNA bill A09974 to take DNA at time of arrest instead of time of conviction. It has overwhelmingly passed through the Senate but is being stalled from voting in the Assembly. The justification for this bill as cited by Senator Defrancisco is that Carol Nelson never would have been sexually assaulted and brutally murdered by Glen Shoop because he was never required to give a DNA sample at time of his arrests. There are also numerous other state wide examples of victims who could have been protected by this bill. We are the family of Carol Nelson and we thank you for your support. Highlights of DNA Bill: - Forensics only uses 13 points out of several billion to identify someone, so they can't tell anything personally about you. - If your fingerprints are taken then your DNA is taken and if your found innocent or not guilty it is returned to you. - DNA has been used to exonerate criminals also. - It's a felony to tamper with someone's DNA and no allegations have ever been made in the 12 years DNA has been banked. - My mother, Carol Nelson would still be alive today if Glen Shoop's DNA was taken at arrest, he would have been linked to another violent rape and would not have been out on bail when he killed her.