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Broken Promises: City Makes Little Progress on Expunging Rogue DNA Index

Despite pledges to reform collection and storage practices, the City's database has grown larger and now includes over 30k profiles, according to POLITICO New York.
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LAS Calls on Albany to Regulate City’s Rogue DNA Database

Despite promises to expunge profiles, new data shows that the City continues to index more New Yorkers’ DNA, according to the Queens Daily Eagle.
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LAS Slams NYC’s Controversial Secret DNA Database

The City's rogue database operation poses a threat to "genetic privacy," according to The Imprint.
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NYPD Continues to Add New Yorkers’ DNA to Rogue City Database

Despite promises to expunge profiles, new data confirms that over 2000 individuals have been added to the index, as reported by Gothamist/WNYC.
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NYPD Admits Almost 2,000 People Should be Removed From City DNA Index​

In response to this admission, The Legal Aid Society called on the City Council to pass legislation ending genetic stop-and-frisk, as reported by the New York Daily News.
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LAS Lauds Bill Prohibiting NYPD Collection of Children’s DNA Without Consent

The City Council recently introduced legislation that will ban police from collecting the DNA of a minor without consent from a parent, legal guardian or attorney, according to THE CITY.
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City Scientists Call for Independence from NYPD

The Legal Aid Society supports scientists working at the NYC Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in their desire for the City Council to enforce fair and ethical DNA collection, according to the New York Daily News.
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LAS Calls for Permanent and Meaningful Regulation of City DNA Index Policy

Recently announced policy changes by the OCME do nothing to address the removal of tens of thousands of New Yorkers who are in the City’s index unjustly and illegally, according to the New York Daily News.
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Listen: LAS Breaks Down NYPD’s Dystopian “DNA Dragnets”

Terri Rosenblatt, Supervising Attorney of the DNA Unit at The Legal Aid Society, appeared on the Surveillance and the City podcast to discuss the emerging legal landscape surrounding the City’s DNA collection and storage practices.
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LAS Urges NYS Forensic Science Commission to Prohibit Controversial DNA Testing

The Commission announced that two laboratories will begin using phenotyping, the testing of forensic DNA for the purpose of determining physical attributes and genetic genealogy,​ according to the New York Daily News.
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