My palm print was taken [ over and above my vociferous objections ] years ago when I was pulled over having a tail light out. Yes, a tail light. I was taken into the rural county police station and forced to have palm prints and all fingerprints from both fingers entered into a database. All of this was justified , I was told, because there was an outstanding ticket on my record. This all took place in Colorado, as I was passing through, on my way to the east coast. I tried to maintain my right not to be "palm printed" but it did no good. I was told I would be jailed indefinitely if I did not yield up palm prints, while the officers "confirmed my identity." This took place in the summer of 2006. I have never returned to Colorado. The experience was unnerving. I definitely had the gut feeling that the officers were using the tail light being out as a pretext to get me into the station and get me palm printed. It was harrowing.