As a brief follow-up to my earlier article, the Supreme Court has indeed ruled that DNA samples can be taken from anyone arrested for anything. The Obama administration, although not directly involved in the case, filed a brief to the court taking the position that DNA should be collected and stored from every arrestee. Note that ‘arrested’ does not mean the same thing as ‘convicted’.
On this latest Supreme Court decision:
US Supreme Court allows police to take DNA samples of arrestees
Supreme Court Rules That Police Can Take Your DNA Even If You Haven’t Been Convicted of a Crime
Update, Thursday, 6 June:
See also this Jonathan Turley article on this ruling;