Jim Morin by Jim Morin

Jim Morin

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  1. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, over 3 years ago

    I can indeed see such a registry for convicted felons. Anything other than that would indeed be an imposition upon the reasonable privacy of honest American citizens!!

  2. Libertarian1

    Libertarian1 said, over 3 years ago

    I know Miss Smith you were violently raped and assaulted.. We just arrested a man accused of rape with a history of a dozen previous rapes but it would violate his civil liberties to take a cotton swab from his mouth. If we could get him to drink a cup of coffee than everything would be legal. But remember we are pro women.

  3. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 3 years ago

    Perhaps I’m missing something here. If I commit the crime of littering and they take a DNA sample while fingerprinting me, what’s the problem? The only way this turns on my is if I commit another crime and my DNA is found.
    I don’t intend to commit any crimes, especially crimes where my DNA is involved. Why should I be concerned about this ruling?
    Of course, since I still have the illusion that I live in a civil society where the majority of my neighbors are willing to work together for the common good, I’m not afraid of registering my guns either.
    Perhaps I’m just not afraid enough of my gov’t?
    & Respectfully,

  4. William Bednar

    William Bednar GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    The main quesion is: which orifice would you like swabbed?

  5. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 3 years ago

    Although I would consider it an unlikely scenario, it would be far to easy for an investigator to seed a crime scene (ala O.J. Simpson?) with an object(s) belonging to someone that an investigator was embittered toward with that person’s DNA on it.

  6. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, over 3 years ago

    What? You can take ANYBODY’S photo and fingerprints for identification purposes, but you CAN’T swap their cheek? Come on, Morin. What’s the difference between Exterior I.D and Interior? ‘Tis the same person being identified, merely a more 3-D picture.
    What’s DONE with the info, that’s what counts.

  7. Glenn Rowe

    Glenn Rowe GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    if you are not a crimanal it does not matter

  8. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, over 3 years ago

    Actually, this is a landmark case: it is one where I agree with Justice Scalia. I think that makes one.

  9. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 3 years ago


    Agreed. In all his years on the court, I am pretty sure this is the first time I have been on the same side.

    I remember when I was a teenager in Virginia Beach. VB has a long history of making it illegal to be a minor: no frisbees on the beach, no skateboard ramps in the neighborhood….they actually charged a 16-year-old girl with littering because her ice cream dripped on the sidewalk. And the sheriff back then would shave the head of any male who spit on the sidewalk or had his car radio set “too loud”, in the officer’s opinion. No trial or conviction necessary. His response: “If you walk the straight and narrow, you wouldn’t be here in the first place.”

    I have gotten to hate that phrase: “If you’ve done nothing wrong, you have nothing to worry about.” The problem is that “wrong” continues to change. Ann Coulter said that the Boston Bomber’s widow, by virtue of the fact that she wears a headscarf, should be in jail. A lot of people probably agree.

    If you put an honest police officer in every doorway, you will eliminate almost all crime. But what a heavy price to pay.

    As Mr. Scalia said, we could swab the mouths of anyone who chooses to fly, or…..fill in your own blanks.

    So much for the “land of the free”.

  10. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 3 years ago

    What happens to low-information voters will happen to you as well. Big Brother makes no distinction, and in most cases, the more information you have, the more Big Brother wants to control you.

  11. ossiningaling

    ossiningaling said, over 3 years ago

    Is your Congressman on the DNA Registry yet? If not, make some calls. It’s not a problem if they haven’t done anything illegal!

  12. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, over 3 years ago

    Good Grief, what are we coming to when I actually have to agree with Ima on this site. But then, an analog clock that no longer even runs is still correct twice each day!!

  13. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Anyone of “recent”, actually not so recent, service in the military is in a DNA registry. The other issue is, should corporations be allowed to PATENT YOUR DNA? So far, they can.

  14. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Hmmm, will a DNA sample be used as part of gun purchase background checks?

  15. Tom   Wieliczka

    Tom Wieliczka said, over 3 years ago

    20th Century Fingerprints – meet – 21st’s Century DNA.

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