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Law Enforcement suspending non-criminal fingerprinting

mnrobitaille

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I know of several law enforcement agencies here in Washington State are suspending non-criminal fingerprinting operations (CPL/CCL/CHL, Employment, etc.) due to COVID-19 concerns. I know there are some states/localities that mandate that in order to OC, one must have the CPL to do so.

Anyone being affected by this??
 

Ghost1958

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Here in my county you will NOT be arrested except for a dui or a violent crime, even if LE witnesses other non violent thefts etc. Period.

The court house is shut down until April 16th. I guess that means I can run expired plates from April 1 to the 16th.
 

solus

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nc's wake county as posted under that sub forum...didnt occur to me other states would/might/did sink to this tactic...sigh!
 

Ghost1958

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nc's wake county as posted under that sub forum...didnt occur to me other states would/might/did sink to this tactic...sigh!
Ky will finger print a non criminal if the person requests it.

It doesnt do so for non criminals as a matter of course.
 

mnrobitaille

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The title of the op baffles me...why would LE consider fingerprinting citizens who have not committed a violation of the criminal laws.
Fingerprinting is done for various reasons, not just for criminal reasons.

Decennial Census operations are in the midst of hiring, & a requirement for hiring is to be fingerprinted for background check.
 

mnrobitaille

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Both Benton County Sheriff & Richland Police have suspended non-criminal fingerprinting operations.

Most law enforcement agencies doing this will post via social media that they are taking such action.
 

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color of law

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Not that I like the gov. having my fingerprints or DNA, but so what? What good does the gov. having that info serve them and harm you? It ties you to a crime or it doesn't. The supreme Court has already said you voluntarily leave your prints in the public all the time. And a judge can order you to give your prints. You already have the mark of the beast. So, what is the valid objection?
 

OC for ME

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...all finger printing does is determine if you were a criminal...just as having a driver's license in no way determines your driving skill level...money scheme, nothing more...
 
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