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Brown co-sponsoring cell phone crime bill

Democrat promotes legislation in Youngstown

June 11, 2013

YOUNGSTOWN — In an effort to prevent the reselling of stolen cell phones and other crimes, like identity theft, legislation has been introduced in the U.S....

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Jun-12-13 11:35 AM

Another law our already strapped police officers and judicial system can't apply effectively.

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Jun-11-13 9:50 AM

They have the technology to deactivate the phone and make it useless via it's IP Address. Blackberry has had this technology for over a decade. It completely shuts the phone down if lost or stolen. I fond a Blackberry not long ago and took it to the provider of service for the phone. They called the owner who was a major corporation that didn't want it back but wanted it shut down. The clerk handed it back to me and told me I now had a $300 paperweight. They could do the same with all phones, but once stolen the carriers don't care. They just want the next person to pay for service regardless of how the phone was obtained.

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