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Thank you Seagull for this research and info!I found this document regarding the collection of DNA from California inmates. It is widely assumed that because a person is imprisoned for a felony crime that his DNA is automatically taken and entered into a database. After reading this document I do not believe this is the case. It seems that the law requiring the DNA collection is not retroactive but only applies to those arrested after a certain date. Here is a quote from the document-- ". Collection of DNA samples from an adult arrested for a felony offense must be based solely upon the offense that was the basis for the arrest. The January 1, 2009, provisions governing DNA sample collection from adults arrested for any felony offense are not retroactive and so do not permit collection for arrests that took place prior to 2009." Here is a link to the document so that you can study it yourself and see if I have reached the proper conclusion. It is a five page pdf. http://ag.ca.gov/bfs/pdf/69IB_121508.pdf
If true, that damned California is making me look bad. And no wonder EARONS is still out there. But I still believe Ted's DNA was already obtained. Maybe not all felons prior to 2009, but Ted's was.In any event, if the FBI want a DNA sample from Ted, it requires either Ted's consent or a court order. They are trying to get the DNA with Ted's consent first rather than risking a judge not granting the order.