TEST DNA OF EVERY CONVICT (Mike says it’ll stop rapes)
Mayor Bloomberg yesterday called for the state to begin taking genetic samples from everyone convicted of a crime. The state currently requires only felons to submit DNA samples, but Governor Pataki wants a new law to apply to misdemeanor convictions. After all, most sex offenders and murderers are not specialists, Bloomberg said outside Bellevue Hospital, where the city is building a $250 million forensics laboratory. They get convicted of every crime in the book, including more minor offenses like petty larceny and trespassing, he added. Each time that happens, it is an opportunity for us to stop career criminals in ther tracks and stop another rape or save another life.