WHERE IS THE COMMON SENSE---Congressman Harry Teague's (D New Mexico ) legislation to make New Mexico's Katie's Law a national standard for DNA collection and matching recently passed the U.S. House. That is the head line in a news letter type item he sent to all of us in the 2nd Congressional district. Now, before you think I am trashing Congressman Teague, I am not. I am in favor of this law. So, a little background. Carlsbad, New Mexico Native, Katie Sepich, a student at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, New Mexico was tragically murdered by someone unknown. However, DNA evidence was recovered for Miss Sepichs' fingernails. A man was later arrested for some other crime, and his DNA matched the DNA from Katie's fingernails, and he was Uh! nailed. A law was passed in New Mexico to collect & keep and match all DNA from those arrested for any crime. Now to continue from Mr. Teague's paper. 'Studies have shown that if Katie's Law were to be implemented to the national level it would save lives and many innocent people from becoming victims of violent crime.'
Well, doesn't that make sense. Even to an uneducated feller like me. Why do we even need a law. How about just sharing the information, cause it makes good common sense. How many people are caught in some other State for something, and then let go, cause the States just don't share information. Like it's private to them or something. Like if we share, some other State will get all the glory if they were to catch the criminal. well, DUH! Like who cares. As long as he, or she, is caught and persecuted. And yes I spelled it like I thunk it. Prosecuted is just too tame at times. So, if any of you few who read this blog are from some other State, check and see what their law is on this matter, and if they do not have a program to share this type of information, encourage them to do so. And That's The View From The Ditch Bank