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So how's this for a deal if you get busted you get -- charges to go away all you have to do is hand over your DNA.
That's exactly what's going on in California's Orange County -- believe it or not police say it's reducing crime.
-- -- live from Los Angeles with more on that's how does it work well.
Or Jamie let's say -- you get busted for a low level crime in Orange County you maybe don't take it DNA -- like this while the inside of your -- hander DNA over to the authorities.
And if you do that.
Like your crime never happen.
-- -- -- In acquit and her -- DNA in Orange County California and the prosecutor may drop charges for low level crimes like petty theft or public drunkenness I think where the first two to do with the -- were doing it.
Orange County has 90000 DNA samples on file.
The DA says the database helps solve cold cases in will help solve crimes in the future experts say the number of local law enforcement agencies getting into the DNA business has spiked.
Through the use of DNA we -- there's been cases out there that show.
Got more arrests more convictions for years state and federal authorities have collected -- -- -- compiling large databases to help solve crimes.
There was DNA programs are heavily regulated.
The -- local community programs have few regulations.
These have often been referred to as as rogue databases because there's no real law governing they do what they want -- an Orange County -- district attorney says every DNA exchange is voluntary.
And -- it doesn't invade anyone's privacy.
The use of this DNA sample can cannot be used for any -- other than.
Anything other bands like a fingerprint sewed up my mind is keeping people safe from.
The DA tells me -- one way is keeping his community -- that one -- -- criminal hands over their DNA swamp they're less likely to potentially commit crimes in the future that's because they know their DNA.
Is on record -- Interesting well thank you.
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