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‘DNA DAY’ Planned At Baltimore Ravens Game Aimed At Collecting Fan’s DNA Postponed

Back in August, Orig3n Inc., a Boston-based genetic testing company partnered with the Baltimore Ravens NFL sports team. The bizarre agreement spans a multi-year duration and “will play a featured role in enhancing the fan experience at home games”.

Fast forward to opening day at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland, where Orig3n attempted a mass collection of DNA samples of over 55,000 fans entering the stadium. The plan was quickly shut down after the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services raised questions with the state about approvals, said State and Federal officials. There were more concerns about privacy and questions whether the company’s labs lacked proper qualifications.

The officials are part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and said in a statement that it is “working to determine whether any of the testing being offered by Orig3n is subject to the requirements of the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988,”

Orig3n had planned to offer cheek swabs for “four different genes, including one purportedly intended to assess athletic abilities”, according to Gizmodo. The company sells similar tests ranging from $29-$149.00 to asses behavior, fitness, and nutrition.

The promotion called “DNA Day” raises serious concern about the mass collection of DNA from intoxicated football fans. Joel Winston, a consumer protection litigator in New York, said, “if you show up at a game, you can bet Orig3n isn’t passing out its terms of service alongside cheek swabs,”.

According to the ACLU, there’s a growing risk of DNA information being collected and used against you. Per ACLU,

The ACLU has long fought to preserve the privacy of sensitive medical and genetic information. In Maryland v. King, we filed a brief in the U.S. Supreme Court opposing the drastic expansion of state DNA databases to include samples from people who have been arrested but not yet convicted.

What’s even more alarming is Orig3n’s current privacy policy, that once you have consented for the company to use your genetic information, you cannot revoke that consent, granting Orig3n the right to use your genetic information however it sees fit, says Gizmodo.

In a statement on Sunday, Orig3n also said DNA Day will be rescheduled.

“We are working to address questions from officials from the state of Maryland,” the statement said. “We received an overwhelmingly positive response to the first-ever DNA Day, and we remain committed to our mission.”  

Back in 2015, Zerohedge warned: “How DNA Is Turning Us Into A Nation Of Suspects” marching the country straight into a police state. The entire government is shifting to pre-crime aimed at surveilling your every move. The use of DNA for surveillance purposes is startling considering scientist use DNA to  track salmon across hundreds of square miles of streams and rivers

In China, the Ministry of Public Security, which overseers the world’s biggest DNA database of over 40 million people to safeguard the country from potential threats- among them, Uyghurs, migrant workers, and college students. China is moving its Orwellian system onto the genetic level, and if you think it can’t happen here think again…

Conclusion: If you want the vision of the future come to Baltimore. We’ve already had massive Pentagon surveillance blimps and secrete aerial surveillance aircraft circling above. The American police state is here to stay and it’s only growing larger. The government is coming for your DNA like it or not. The warning signs are everywhere and it’s very concerning that the NFL is allowing a genetic testing company to extract mass collections of DNA from intoxicated football fans. If you want to know the future come to Baltimore, it’s a wonderful sight to see.

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Bonus: Alastair Williamson featured on Infowars talking about ‘NFL DNA Grab Postponed In Baltimore’……