Smartphone 'kill switch' bill will ha...

Smartphone 'kill switch' bill will have another shot in the California Senate on Thursday

There are 7 comments on the Santa Cruz Sentinel story from May 5, 2014, titled Smartphone 'kill switch' bill will have another shot in the California Senate on Thursday. In it, Santa Cruz Sentinel reports that:

With law enforcement warning of an epidemic of smartphone thefts, the state Senate this week will be asked to reconsider a proposal to deter robberies with a bill it once killed under pressure from the telecommunications industry.

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Zivakkova

Oakland, CA

#1 May 6, 2014
KILL the twerps who attempt to steal them NOT the phone.
Zivakkova

Oakland, CA

#2 May 6, 2014
Has anyone with a concealed carry firearm ever had a problem with having their phone jacked? Why are all the problems in OAKLAND and San FranFreako?
Coal is King

Paducah, KY

#3 May 6, 2014
Better idea: Put a small explosive charge inside each phone. Then, when somebody steals it, activate the charge. First time they use the phone. BOOM!

Since: Aug 10

South San Francisco, CA

#4 May 7, 2014
Coal is King wrote:
Better idea: Put a small explosive charge inside each phone. Then, when somebody steals it, activate the charge. First time they use the phone. BOOM!
I like your way of thinkin.
Coal is King

Paducah, KY

#5 May 8, 2014
Birds Landing Bob wrote:
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I like your way of thinkin.
Unfortunately it has the same drawback as a burglar alarm equipped with shotguns that automatically shoot intruders. If it malfunctions while you're using or carrying the phone...

I'd much prefer a GPS tracking device that I could turn on. Locate the phone, then step out of the bushes with a baseball bat. BLAP. On the head. CRACK. One knee. CRACK. The other knee. The phone goes home. The thief wakes up --if he wakes up-- with a huge headache and two broken kneecaps.

Since: Aug 10

South San Francisco, CA

#6 May 8, 2014
Coal is King wrote:
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Unfortunately it has the same drawback as a burglar alarm equipped with shotguns that automatically shoot intruders. If it malfunctions while you're using or carrying the phone...
I'd much prefer a GPS tracking device that I could turn on. Locate the phone, then step out of the bushes with a baseball bat. BLAP. On the head. CRACK. One knee. CRACK. The other knee. The phone goes home. The thief wakes up --if he wakes up-- with a huge headache and two broken kneecaps.
Already have it. It's called "find my iPhone"
Coal is King

Paducah, KY

#7 May 8, 2014
Birds Landing Bob wrote:
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Already have it. It's called "find my iPhone"
Kind of reminds me of a snake handling preacher I once knew. Somebody snatched his wife's purse in Louisville one day. There was a live copperhead in it.

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