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LETTER: Use DNA to solve crimes

February 11, 2017

Do you really believe that adding more profiles to the national database will not result in more crimes being solved and criminals apprehended [Sites: DNA profile should be destroyed without conviction, Jan. 14]? Really? Have you not read the papers lately where Indiana benefited from DNA collected elsewhere? Does that evidence somehow not count? Do you need a 100 percent guarantee that this will solve every crime before you’re willing to consider it?

I truly hope that no son, daughter or grandchild of yours is ever victimized by somebody who has had multiple arrests but the backed-up court system has yet to put them behind bars or they repeatedly plea to a lesser charge.

I can tell you from personal experience, it really hurts when that happens. You feel very let down by our criminal justice system.

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Robert Long

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