Steigmann weighs in on DNA swabs, affirmative action

Steigmann weighs in on DNA swabs, affirmative action

A local appellate court justice said he's in support of recent legislation regarding DNA swabs and criminals.

Judge Robert Steigmann made the comments Wednesday on A Penny for Your Thoughts on NewsTalk 1400 WDWS.

He said the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling allowing officers to swab people's mouths who are under arrest is less invasive than a blood test and much more accurate than just fingerprinting.

Steigmann added that the new tactic should be embraced because DNA has proven some people innocent years after being wrongly convicted by the court.

Meanwhile, Steigmann said the U.S. Supreme Court's upcoming decision on a case about affirmative action should be used as a way to apologize for discrimination in support of certain favored minority groups.

The ruling comes after a white student in Texas claims she was denied entrance into a university because of her race.

Steigmann denounced affirmative action, saying it's a diversity of pigment, not a diversity of thought.

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