I am sure many of you heard about the DNA road blocks. Yes- they are real. A company, Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, based in Calverton, MD, was hired to set up road blocks in 30 different cities to collect your DNA. Hence the tag, “DUI checkpoint.”
The company is paid by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Can anyone explain to me how this falls under the highway safety realm of responsibility? I would love to know the names of the individuals devising the idea which violates our constitutional rights, heightens the deficit; provides security; and has the audacity to expect citizens to carry the plan our against citizens. Or should I ask, “What type of character has the “balls” to do this?” Not only is this company collecting from the government, they used “off duty” police officers, their cars, and other tax payer provided equipment. To top it all off- they offered drivers $10 for a saliva swab and $50 for blood drawn from a vein. The program costs taxpayers $7.9 million over 3 years, according to NBC News Dallas-Fort Worth.
Were you caught in one? Did you notice how the check points always happen after dark? There is logic behind this. The flashlights they obnoxiously wave around in your face actually, test the air around you for alcohol. I wonder how much these cost us? Oh well- it’s not like we can get an honest answer from the government. Even when local law authorities are contacted to inquire about these DNA roadblocks, they claim no knowledge of them. Wait- you mean the officers from your division just happen to leave work and this contractor snatched them up and forced them to do the checkpoints? Drivers really have no options in this. You are automatically tested for alcohol without your consent and given the DNA sales pitch. They want your DNA and they want it badly.
Once again, another sad example of our rights being trampled on.
My question now goes to UNCLE SAM. “How do you feel about our rights being violated in this manner and how would you deal with this?”