This editorial will appear in Thursday’s print edition.
Monday’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling on a Maryland DNA case should give new life to efforts that died last year in the Legislature.
Those efforts held promise for solving serious cold cases and for exonerating people who may have been wrongfully convicted of crimes.
As a House member in 2012, state Sen. Jeannie Darneille, D-Tacoma, sponsored a bill that would have required collection of DNA samples from persons arrested for major felonies and two gross misdemeanors (stalking and violating a protection order). State law already allows for DNA collection upon conviction or …