Texas Cops Detaining Individuals to Collect DNA Samples for Feds

By now, Freedom Outpost readers have read about forced blood draws in Georgia to gain evidence against those suspected of drunk driving. Articles about New Mexico police forcing two men to undergo body cavity searches and forced medical procedures have been published on the site, along with reports of a woman being stripped searched during arrest for drunk driving, as well as roadside invasive body cavity probes by police during routine traffic stops. These gross violations of Americans' Fourth and Fifth Amendment rights are occurring across the country. If it were only a few incidences, one could attribute it to rogue officers. However, at the rate these reports are surfacing, one can assume these violations are policy among the various law enforcement agencies involved.

If you don't believe we are living in a police state, devoid of our Fourth and Fifth Amendment rights, the detainment of individuals in Fort Worth, Texas, for breath samples, cheek swabs, saliva and blood might just change your mind. No, these individuals were not stopped for routine traffic violations. The Fort Worth Police Department established roadblocks and detained individuals to obtain samples of their body fluids and tissues for a government research study to determine the number of individuals who drive while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

4298417871_19a0617f74According to The Blaze, "The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is reportedly spending $7.9 million on the survey over three years and claims participation was '100 percent voluntary' and anonymous."

However, one driver, Kim Cope, reported that it didn't feel voluntary. Cope told NBC DFW that "it doesn't seem right that you can be forced off the road when you're not doing anything wrong."

Cope said she tried to gesture to one of the officers to continue on her way, but she was forced into a parking spot instead. She was shocked when the officers asked for a cheek swab and a blood sample. Cope did say payment was being offered for the samples - $10 for a cheek swab and $50 for a blood sample. She ended up doing a breathalyzer test, which was not reimbursable, in order to be done faster.

The government wants to calculate the number of individuals who drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs so they ask for samples that can be used to map an individual's DNA to do it; but, not to worry, it's voluntary and they'll pay you. Forcing someone off the road to obtain these samples is anything but voluntary. The government has now decided that Americans can be used as test subjects for a three year study, at their whim, while the samples they gather can be used to map DNA and establish a DNA database of Americans. It's not tattooing a number on your arm but it is a way of identifying Americans through a national database.

This is not a medical study to test a new drug that might be beneficial to managing or curing a disease or illness. The NHTSA did not advertise for test subjects to participate in the random sampling nor does it seem that citizens were informed they might be detained by law enforcement to ask for body fluid samples for their "research" survey. Why would they? The government now views your body as belonging to them since it has dispensed with the Fourth and Fifth Amendment of the Constitution.

When inquiries were directed to the FWPD, spokesman Sgt. Kelly Peel issued this statement, "We are reviewing the actions of all police personnel involved to ensure that FWPD policies and procedures were followed. We apologize if any of our drivers and citizens were offended or inconvenienced by the NHTSA National Roadside Survey."

Well, that makes me feel so much better. The Fort Worth Police Department are reviewing their policies and procedures to make sure their officers' actions were compliant. One might assume from this statement, the FWPD has a policy and procedure in place to allow violation of the Fourth Amendment.

NBC DFW discovered that a government contractor, the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, based out of Maryland, conducted the survey. Questions about this "survey" were referred to the NHTSA by the institute spokeswoman, who refused to speak with the news organization.

According to Fort Worth attorney Frank Colossi, the roadblock was more than likely unconstitutional since "you can't just be pulled over randomly for no reason."

In an America where the Constitution is the law of the land, Colossi's statement is accurate; however, the government and law enforcement agencies, after visiting the Constitutional buffet, have decided they don't like the Fourth Amendment so they just won't put it on their plate. Citizens will express outrage but will still participate out of fear of retribution or to be on their way faster. Does any of this sound familiar? If not, study the Rise of the Third Reich or watch it on the History Channel.

When the article covering the forced blood draws in Georgia on suspected drunk drivers appeared on Freedom Outpost, many individuals posted comments that supported this practice while downing those who opposed it by basically accusing those opposed to the practice of violating the law by driving drunk. These are the individuals in support of the government claiming ownership of your body and support "unreasonable search and seizure" to justify catching violators of the law. Remember, the liberal progressives know what's best for you despite the irrefutable evidence of unalienable rights endowed upon man by God and believe the Constitution is out of date and should be rewritten.

Being forced to relinquish your God-given rights because of fear of retaliation is the modus operandi of the police state. This violation was disguised as an innocent survey; however, it is anything but innocent. This country is getting closer to a blatant police state as the government becomes more emboldened in their actions.

If after all of this, you still don't believe we are in a police state, albeit a subtle one, then please tell me what it will take to convince you that our God-given rights have been being usurped by government?

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About Suzanne Hamner
Suzanne Hamner (pen name) is a registered nurse, grandmother of 4, and a political independent residing in the state of Georgia, who is trying to mobilize the Christian community in her area to stand up and speak out against tyrannical government, invasion by totalitarian political systems masquerading as religion and get back to the basics of education.
  • TexasOlTimer

    Listening to KLBJ out of Austin yesterday morning while on the road, there was a discussion about this very subject. Several called in who had been stopped but no one submitted to the testing. They said that the police were directing traffic into the parking lot. When they were told what was going on - the testing was being done as a survey by the feds - they declined and were allowed on their way. All were extremely upset at the perception that this was a legal stop by the police and they had no choice but to submit. One gentleman with his wife said they were stopped and he had to argue a bit that it was late in the evening and they still had a four hour drive to reach their home, they had no desire to participate and they were allowed to leave.

    One health provider called in and said that according to all the laws, rules, regulations and ethics she knew about, this violated them by not having the individuals sign a consent agreement prior to taking blood or a cheek swab. Of course, doing that would mean it was not anonymous but if it's anonymous, what's the relevance of the survey anyway? One stated that with you stopped in your vehicle, they only had to take down your car license to put a name to the sample taken.

    The general conclusion reached by most callers was that this was just a way of starting to condition us to it being ok for the feds to collect our DNA.

  • greyhound44

    Sure glad I retired 31 Aug 2003 and left Dallas.
    ret expat (10 + years now) MD: NBME; ABIM; ABNM; ABR w/spec comp NR
    fmr LCDR MC USNR NUKE - resigned 4 July 1978 after 8.5 years active/4.5 as a LCDR

  • texrollie

    What worries me the most are the things our govt is involved in that we DON'T know about

  • aurora9

    And just where is Governor Perry at? Is he going to allow this to happen? Doesn't he have the power to stem this obfuscation?

    • texrollie

      It was more than likely his idea

  • Sutekh

    If the cops were pulling people over to find out the number of illegal aliens driving wihtout licenses, Eric Holder would immediately file a lawsuit, and the feds would threaten loss of federal highway funds.

  • White Bear

    I'm a retired cop with over 30 years of service, and I find abuse of our freedom absolutely appalling! If we don't fight back, and I mean aggressively, we deserve whatever we get. This type of crap will continue until we put a stop to it ourselves. Don't expect any help from the courts; they abandoned the people long ago. This is up to us, and shame on us if we sell our freedom for a $50 payment. I truly believe it's time for some serious civil disobedience, which doesn't have to involve any violence unless we're attacked. I guess everyone has to decide for themselves how much they're willing to take.

    • livefreeordie

      Who do we contact?

    • White Bear

      Sadly, that's the problem. With a tyrannical government watching (and reading) every move you make, organizing becomes difficult. Patriots throughout history though have always found a way. If we don't, we might as well put bells around our necks and become the sheep they want us to be. Again, no violence necessary at this point, and hopefully never. I'd advocate simple mass refusal to comply. If they arrest us, so be it. Physical resistance wouldn't work and would damage our cause. Are they eventually going to arrest tens of thousands? Millions? I, for one, have lived too long as a free man to put up with this crap anymore. I'm hoping against hope that big changes come in the midterms. Even independents and some liberals seem to be getting fed up with what's going on right now. Only time will tell if there are enough of us.

    • ike

      And Governor Perry wants people to come to his state.

  • Jeffrey Grimes

    Wow... they even got to Texas. Now we're in trouble. TO ARMS.

  • pairadimes

    I am very disappointed with Fort Worth authorities for playing along. Texas was chosen for this specifically. The stated purpose is a cover. The sites for these exercises are deliberately selected to serve as a conditioning process for the local populace, who will be more difficult to subdue than the blue state drones that are already captive. We will continue to see these things happen, with more and more DHS checkpoints, etc, until we discover one day that even the illusion of freedom is gone. Resist!