Federal Contractors Set Up Roadblocks In 30 U S Cities To Harvest DNA Samples

USA - Federal contractors have been setting up roadblocks in cities across the
country with the purpose of collecting DNA samples from passing
motorists. The multi-million dollar federal program has been disturbing
drivers and alarming civil libertarians.

The roadblocks were part of a study orchestrated by the National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration (NHTSA). The agency contracted the Pacific Institute for
Research and Evaluation, based in Calverton, MD, to perform the
roadblocks. The program costs taxpayers $7.9 million over 3 years,
according to NBC News Dallas-Fort Worth.

The agency confirmed that the operation is currently being launched in 30 different U.S. cities.


For an example of how this is done, skip to (1:40) of the video for a news report depicting a citizen's account:
Drivers in North Ft. Worth, Texas, are being pulled over at a police roadblock and asked for
saliva, blood and breath samples. They are offered $10 for a cheek-swab
DNA sample, $50 for a blood sample, and nothing for a breath sample —
since passive alcohol sensors gather that information the moment the
driver is pulled over.http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/North-Texas-Drivers-Stopped-at-Roadblock-Asked-for-Saliva-Blood-232438621.html?_osource=SocialFlowFB_DFWBrand&utm_content=buffer87aa1&utm_source=buffer&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=BufferNBC5 Dallas-Fort Worth found that contractors for the www.washingtontimes.com/topics/national-highway-traffic-safe are stopping people as part of a $7.9 million voluntary survey on
drunken or impaired drivers that is taking place over three years in 30 cities.