March 20, 2001 |
The nation's police chiefs are descending on Congress today to push their legislative agendas, including the right to take DNA samples from people arrested on suspicion of violent crimes. The controversial proposal has alarmed some civil libertarians, but the president of the International Assn. of Chiefs of Police says it is no different from the routine practice of fingerprinting suspects. "We're not talking about sticking a needle in somebody and drawing blood," Bruce D.