As many of you may know, the DNA Bill (officially known as the Criminal Law (Forensic Procedures) Amendment Bill B09-2013) was introduced into Parliament for final review on the 8 May 2013 and calls for public submissions in respect of the DNA Bill have now been made.
You have until the 30th May 2013 to stand up and be counted in South Africa’s fight against crime. Every day innocent people needlessly become victims of violent crimes in our country. Most of these are committed by repeat offenders. By sending a strong message to the South African Government to pass legislation that enables law enforcers to collect DNA from arrestees and convicted offenders we can catch criminals sooner. That means you can prevent most of these crimes, save more lives, and provide more protection to the innocent.
Please Sign our petition today to show that you believe that the proposed DNA legislation currently before Parliament should be made law. If passed, this law will revolutionise crime scene investigation in South Africa in line with best international practice and increase the number of convictions. All you need to do is click on the following link: http://www.avaaz.org/en/petition/Pass_DNA_Legislation_in_South_Africa_1/?cWXCWcb
Please share this link with as many fellow South Africans as possible.
If you wish to draft your own submission in support of the DNA Legislation visit www.dnaproject.co.za for further information on how to do this.
Stand up and be counted!
Thanks so much,
The DNA Projec