Browsing Archive: March, 2010

UTAH HOUSE Passes DNA on Arrest Bill

Posted by Karen Foster on Thursday, March 11, 2010,
The Utah House,after making some minor amendments to a DNA on Arrest Bill passed the bill.  It will now be returned to the Senate where it was overwhelming approved for a final vote.  

Looks like Utah will be the 22nd state to pass DNA on arrest legislation.  Surviving Parent Coalition (SPC) President Ed Smart and Elaine Runyon-Simmons were very instrumental  in ensuring this bill would get passed this session.

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SPC President pushes for DNA on Felony Arrest in Utah

Posted by Karen Foster on Tuesday, March 9, 2010,
Ed Smart, Surviving Parent Coalition President, pushes for DNA collection on felony arrest in Utah.  


Currently 21 states and the federal government collect DNA on arrest.  It will save lives and prevent so many crimes.  It will get the predators off the streets earlier in their careers and keep the innocent out of jail.  It will help balance the scales of justice.

Smart, father of Elizabeth Sm...
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Karen Foster, Bonnie's Mom

Karen Foster Victims and families need to make sure that the CRIMINAL Justice system becomes more balanced and starts protecting the innocent, not just the guilty. Please help us balance the scales of justice. Don't wait until you are a victim to find out how broken the system is. Take 5 minutes to call your lawmakers or drop them an email to support funding for our new crime lab. It will save lives and prevent a lot of crimes by getting the criminals off our streets sooner. Juries expect scientific proof to convict the predators in our society. 5 minutes of your time is all I'm asking for; it will make a difference in our justice system.
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