We all have those people in our family or close circle who are just like Martin Lawrence’s character in Boomerang: They “here” on all the conspiracies—from being certain that microwaves cause sterility in black men (or is it White Owls?) to obsessively covering up the cameras on their laptops. These are the folks who would never, ever, ever, ever give up their genetic material to one of those popular genealogy testing companies because “the man might get my God gene.”
But as crazy as they sometimes may sound, a new report reveals that police can acquire your DNA from said companies—who actually say they would be willing to provide it!
This can’t be good for black folks.
WJAX-TV reports that companies such as 23andMe and Ancestry.com would be willing to give police access to your DNA if they have a warrant. Further, police would also be able to obtain DNA from a family member to make a “familial match.”
23andMe says it has yet to turn over any genetic information but would do so if provided a warrant; Ancestry.com reportedly complied with a 2014 search warrant to obtain a DNA sample from a site customer.
Wayminnut—Apple wouldn’t let the FBI crack its phones after a terror attack, but your
God genes genetic material can go to po-9?
This can’t be good for black people—who may over-index on such testing sites because we’re so thirsty to find out our ancestry as a result of the trans-Atlantic slave trade.
The good news: You can delete your results if you so please:
Read more at WJAX-TV.