Reality Check

JANET RENO SAYS Pentagon-sponsored high technology can bring police into the 21st century. Besides, the Attorney General's plan could help a slumping defense industry by finding a new market in crime-fighting. Indeed, the Dick Tracy wizardry being developed by contractors and government labs is dazzling cops. An example is guns that recognize their owners' fingerprints--and can't be fired by anyone else. That could help prevent police deaths caused by their own weapons.

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