The House recently voted to encourage and fund forcible extraction of DNA samples from millions of people who are arrested but not convicted:
Big brother, here we come.
If you're interested in how your representative voted, here's the vote:
To my disappointment but not to my surprise, my representative, Capuano, voted in favor.
Didn't the UK have something very like this, which the new government is making noises about dismantling?
It's entirely possibly I'm misremembering the specifics. I suppose in any event it's too much to ask that we make new mistakes, rather than repeating somebody else's...