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NYPD looks to GPS bottles
to combat pill bandits

Associated Press, by Tom Hays

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Posted By:Ribicon, 1/15/2013 11:13:26 AM

New York — Police in New York City plan to combat the theft of painkillers and other highly addictive prescription medicines by asking pharmacies around the city to hide fake pill bottles fitted with GPS devices amid the legitimate supplies on their shelves. The New York Police Department believes the so-called "bait bottles" could help investigators track stolen drugs and locate suspects. Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly is expected to unveil the plan Tuesday at a La Quinta, Calif., conference on health issues hosted by former President Bill Clinton´s foundation. In prepared remarks provided in advance of his appearance, Kelly says

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Thieves will simply dump the pills into plastic bags available at the pharmacy counter, the same way stolen purses and wallets are discarded immediately after the cash and credit cards have been removed.

Costly crime-prevention program foiled in a few seconds. Keep criminals locked away? Can´t do that. Turn in your guns, people; the police are there to protect you.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: PaleAle, 1/15/2013 11:30:39 AM     (No. 9117667)

Ha ha! Nanny Bloomberg will really pull one over on those silly pill bandits! There is no way they will catch on to this...no way what so ever! What next, fake parking meters next to fire hydrants to catch miscreant car parkers?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: lostinmassachusetts, 1/15/2013 11:40:01 AM     (No. 9117701)

And this brilliant ´solution´ will cost consumers how much? Why not just punish the thieves more severely when caught? Oh, I forgot. The blue states and cities do not agree with Ronald Reagan about crime and personal responsibility. Which is why these places are fast becoming hell on earth.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 1/15/2013 11:41:00 AM     (No. 9117704)

Actually, this is a semi-intelligent idea. I may know criminal a little bit better than most, having a LEO background. Believe me, this project, if properly implemented will catch many thieves and may deter a few others. In the end, criminals will catch on and realize they can block the signals very easily (I won´t say how here). It won´t take the smarter one any time at all to thwart the tracer. However, the smarter criminals only account for a very small percentage of the overall crime element in our society. Most of them are just smash and grab idiots who don´t think two seconds past their next fix.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Clinger, 1/15/2013 11:46:26 AM     (No. 9117717)

I now have been made aware of this why? If this was a real attempt to stop crime wouldn´t it be important not to let the "bad guys" know that a trap has been set? If I know, what keeps them from knowing? Saw the story on TV, FOX, so literacy isn´t a firewall. Or is it that publicity covering the apearence of action is the goal.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: provide, 1/15/2013 11:57:25 AM     (No. 9117749)

Leave the bottle, take the cannoli.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: realrep, 1/15/2013 12:48:09 PM     (No. 9117863)

And the consumers pay....

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Reply 7 - Posted by: skedaddle, 1/15/2013 1:06:57 PM     (No. 9117905)

If I can figure out how to defeat the suggestion while I´m still reading the suggestion, it´s a stupid idea.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Rolfnader, 1/15/2013 1:20:13 PM     (No. 9117943)

You could ask Holder and his folks to help . They could just giving out bottles of Oxycontin to drugrunners without any homing devices hidden in them.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: drkillj0y, 1/15/2013 5:37:19 PM     (No. 9118552)

Take the pills.
Drop the empty bottles off at Bloomingidiot´s house...

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