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ACLU requests halt to mass DNA collection

[JURIST] The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has called for Massachusetts authorities to cease collecting DNA from the Truro, MA community in a letter released Monday. The DNA collection is an effort by the Truro police department and Cape Cod district attorney's office to solve a 3-year-old murder of Christa Worthington. ACLU Executive Director Carol Rose characterized the amassing of DNA as "a serious intrusion on personal privacy that has proven to be both ineffective and wasteful." John Reinstein, the ALCU's legal director, stated, "The only reason they seem to be doing this is to find out not what the DNA tells them, but who refuses." The ACLU wrote the letter in response to several complaints from people who refused to agree to the DNA test. The ACLU of Massachusetts has issued this press release. AP has more.

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