Chief Keef DNA Test
Rapper Chief Keef recently found himself standing in front of a judge, a location he is apparently getting used to being in. He was ordered to accept financial responsibility for his second child in two months. DNA testing was used to determine that he was the father, although he supposedly had never denied that fact. Nevertheless, he wasn’t taking care of the baby, and it took a court-ordered test to get him to provide child support.
Having multiple sexual partners in the same time period without using condoms is a dangerous activity for a number of reasons, not the least of which is a recklessness with respect to STDs and the potential for unplanned pregnancies. It’s even more precarious if you have no desire to father the kids of those partners. Time will tell if this latest episode knocks some sense into him while he still has time to become a father.
DNA testing for newborns
A paternity test provides an immediate framework to establish parental rights. Privacy concerns notwithstanding, one wonders when it will become standard, or even mandatory, for all children and their fathers, even in married families, since studies show that some 3% of kids born to married parents are not really the child of the legally recognized father. It would surely be better than delaying the knowledge. It should be quite obvious that, when it comes to paternity, knowing the truth sooner is nearly always better for the child, ultimately.
According to Dr. Ron Ostrowski of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, properly executed DNA testing ensures a 99.99% probability of paternity – an overwhelming margin that is practically irrefutable in a court of law. Chief Keef certainly couldn’t argue with it. The judge ordered restitution and continuing financial support.