The Senate: A Response to Fear

Crime and fear of crime are evergrowing realities of the city streets, and nowhere are they more acute than in the District of Columbia. Last week the Senate responded to the condition and the mood by passing the tough and controversial D.C. crime bill. The 54-33 vote was carried by a coalition that cut across party and traditional philosophical lines to come down for a measure that provides for broadened wiretap powers, preventive detention and "no-knock" entry when police officers feel that revealing their identity might result in destruction of evidence or...

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