It is understandable, perhaps even expected, that people who are forced to live in close quarters with one another will experience some degree of conflict. That conflict, however, rarely turns violent. Unfortunately, an altercation between two roommates in New York resulted in the arrest of one on assault charges.
Most people likely have no idea how they would react if they were faced with a home intruder. However, the urge to protect self and property is likely an understandable one. Despite this, a man in New York faces a murder charge after an alleged confrontation with a man that reports indicate may have been trying to rob his home.
If police have access to a powerful crime-solving tool, should they be allowed to use it with very few restrictions? Some might say yes. But what if this tool invaded the privacy of millions of Americans – not just those who may have committed a crime? The crime-solving tool at the heart of this debate is called genetic genealogy, and it was the subject of a recent New York Times piece.