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Re: DA Wants to Restrict Pre-Paid Cell Phones

Tom Horsley (
Sat, 27 Jan 2007 00:20:08 GMT

On 24 Jan 2007 11:56:30 -0800 wrote:

> "To get a prepaid phone, all you have to do is plunk down your cash
> and walk out of the store -- no paperwork necessary. Castor says
> that's a problem for his detectives because they can't track down the
> owner of the phone."

Yea, that's a bitch. Cars are also a problem, why with a car someone
can commit a crime and be miles away in very little time. I think they
should ban everything that can possibly be used in any criminal

[TELECOM Digest Editor's Note: One notable difference however is that
while cars _are_ frequently used to commit crimes, the car has to be
in close proximity to the crime scene, and theoretically at least, the
car is easily traceable from its license plate or VIN; or God Forbid
that the criminal presented a driver's license (for example, when
passing a bad check). That, plus a photo of the car license plate from
an overhead camera will frequently nail the criminal, no matter how
many miles away he gets in a short time. With the prepaid 'untraceable'
cell phone however, one does not need to be anywhere near the scene
of the crime. PAT]

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