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Richard Aborn discusses DNA Databank Expansion

NY Passes DNA Requirement for Convicted Criminals
March 15, 2012
» read the NPR article

NY to OK Up to 7 Casinos, Expand DNA Database
March 15, 2012
» read the Associated Press article

New York State Set to Add All Convict DNA to Its Database
March 13, 2012
» read the NY Times article

NY Weighs Expanding DNA Bank To All Criminals
March 3, 2012
» read the Associated Press article



Richard Aborn Testifies Before NY Legislature in Favor of Expanding the DNA Databank

Aborn Testifies to Expand DNA Databank
January 30, 2012
» read the press release
» read the testimony

Albany Bill to Expand DNA Database Fuels a Political Fight
January 31, 2012
» read the NY Times article



Richard Aborn urges Albany to improve policing and public safety by expanding DNA Databank in NY Post Op-Ed

DNA Can Boost NY Justice
January 9, 2012
» read the NY Post Op-Ed



Crime Commission Applauds Cuomo's Push to Expand DNA Databank

Aborn Urges Legislature to Pass DNA Databank Expansion
January 4, 2012
» read the press release

Albany's Winners and Losers
January 8, 2012
» read the Crain's New York article

DNA Database May Be Expanded to Include All Misdemeanor Convictions
January 7, 2012
» read the Gannett article



Richard Aborn applauds NY Senate action and urges NY Assembly to pass bill to expand New York's DNA Databank to include all crimes upon conviction

Aborn Applauds Senate Action to Expand the DNA Databank
June 15, 2011
» read the press release



Richard Aborn applauds Governor Andrew M. Cuomo's letter to legislative leaders calling for expansion of the DNA Databank to include all crimes upon conviction

Aborn Applauds Cuomo's Push to Expand DNA Databank
June 14, 2011
» read the press release



Richard Aborn calls for the expansion of the DNA database to include all crimes in NY Post Op-Ed

Needless Delays for NY Justice
May 25, 2011
» read the NY Post Op-Ed



Richard Aborn appeared on Capital Tonight to discuss expanding New York's DNA Databank to cover all crimes

Liz Benjamin interviews Richard Aborn
May 18, 2011
» watch the Capital Tonight interview



Richard Aborn supports new DCJS plan to require submission of a DNA sample as a condition of all misdemeanor plea bargains

Crime Commission Endorses New Plan to Require DNA Sample in Every Plea Bargain
August 19, 2010
» read the press release



Richard Aborn argues that New York can do more to protect public safety and to exonerate the innocent by treating DNA like the 21st century fingerprint in Albany Times Union Op-Ed

DNA Tests Should Be Routine as Fingerprints
July 8, 2010
» read the Times Union Op-Ed



Richard Aborn calls on citizens to urge the New York Legislature to further expand the DNA Databank law

A Call to Action: DNA Databank Expansion to All Crime Convictions
June 3, 2010
» read the letter



Crime Commission President Richard M. Aborn joined Governor Paterson at a press conference to urge New York to expand the state DNA Databank law

Crime Commission Urges NY State to Expand Use of DNA to Convict Guilty, Exonerate Innocent
June 1, 2010
» watch video on YouTube
» read the press release



Richard Aborn argues that given the power of DNA to both convict and acquit, NY should take DNA samples from those convicted of all crimes in NY Daily News Op-Ed

Make DNA the New Fingerprint
December 3, 2009
» read the NY Daily News Op-Ed



Richard Aborn argues that New York State should expand its database of criminal DNA to encompass all convicted offenders in NY Post Op-Ed

DNA: Connect N.Y. Dots
June 9, 2006
» read the NY Post Op-Ed




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Expanding the DNA Databank
In 2006 and 2012, the Crime Commission successfully supported the expansion of New York's DNA Databank. By helping to solve crimes and determine the innocence of the accused, forensic DNA information has increasingly become a major resource for law enforcement and criminal justice officials. » read more

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June 1, 2010
Crime Commission President Richard Aborn joins Governor Paterson at a press conference to urge New York to expand the state DNA Databank law.

Resources
Fact Sheet: Expanding the Use of DNA in NY: Convicting the Guilty; Exonerating the Innocent (2012)
» read the fact sheet

Testimony: Crime Commission President Richard Aborn Testifies Before NY Legislature in Favor of Expanding the DNA Databank (2012)
» read the testimony

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