The Plan to Catch Drugstore Cowboys With GPS Chips Hidden in Prescription Bottles

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Addictive prescription drugs are flying off the shelves—And not in the hands of paying customers. Pill robberies are becoming such a problem that the NYPD wants to start planting fake prescription drug bottles with embedded GPS chips in pharmacies to help the cops bust thieves after heists.

The plan will be announced by New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly at Bill Clinton's Health Matters Conference today. In addition to the high-tech tracking, the cops are also providing individual consulting on security measures to the 6,000-odd pharmacies in New York City. [AP/WaPo via Betabeat]

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Just-a-guy
Just-a-guy

If the governments would just stop violating the Constitution and respect people's rights to put whatever they want into their bodies, none of this would be an issue.

Of course, personal responsibility is not in alignment with government's need to control.

There was a reason our Founding Fathers wanted a LIMITED government. The vast majority of crime today is a perfect example of why.

But no....

Somehow people still believe that when you write a law down on paper that magically crime will no longer happen.