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on Apr 25, 2014
In spite of the ACLU's best efforts, California law allows collection of DNA samples from anyone arrested on a felony, even if criminal charges are never pressed. But I don't know how diligent they are about this down at the County Jail. DNA is pretty specific regarding real identity, insofar as anyone with more than one arrest or who has left such evidence at earlier crime scenes.
Do police think this guy had been camped out in the Baylands? this concerns me since I like to walk out there like other local residents. If he was on foot, how did he arrive at that location (I guess that is my question) Did he hitch a ride with someone? Depart from an area shelter for the homeless?
Is that a Stanford t-shirt? Possibly a Stanford grad here.
I just think it's funny that a simple statement in the article, "has no permanent residence" immediately leads some people to leap to the conclusion the man has no ID, his name is fake, he is an illegal alien, and DNA is needed to truly know who this guy is. Next is how unfair that DNA can be collected, and I really have no idea where the "terrorist card" came from.
All I see is a homeless guy that will now get hot meal and a warm place to sleep. Smart enough to be a Stanford grad!
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