posted on Jan, 17 2013 @ 09:12 AM
What? No way, I don't think so! Not to track thieves but to track you!
By Associated Press, Published: January 15 NEW YORK — Police in New York City plan to combat the theft of painkillers and other highly addictive
prescription medicines by asking pharmacies to hide fake pill bottles fitted with GPS devices amid the legitimate supplies on their shelves. 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
While pharmacies elsewhere in the country have experimented with so-called bait bottles in the past couple of years, the New York Police Department
would take a more comprehensive approach by encouraging thousands of pharmacies to stock the bottles.
Another statement from the article:
Prescription drug abuse “can serve as a gateway to criminal activities, especially among young people,” the commissioner says. “When
pills become too expensive, addicts are known to resort to cheaper drugs such as heroin and coc aine. They turn to crime to support their
The NYPD has begun creating a database of the roughly 6,000 pharmacies in the New York City area with plans to have officers visit them and recommend
security measures like better alarm systems and lighting of storage areas. Kelly says it also will ask them to adopt use of the bottles with GPS
OUTRAGEOUS! New York, you have gone over the edge!!!! This is not going to curtail drug addiction!!
My WARNING Message to All New Yorker's:
Good Morning, we will be monitoring your activities today, including your meals. Please be advised, if you choose to indulge in soda you MUST NOT
exceed the 16oz. limit. This will be your only warning! All violators will be flogged and placed on "The Rack!" NO EXCEPTIONS!
If you are recovering from surgery, you are to take your Pain medication EXACTLY as prescribed! If you do not obtaining pain relief, you are NOT to
take another pill one minute early. You MUST Not DEVIATE from the directions. Any attempt to pry open your bolted dispenser Is Punishable by death.
We know where you are, ALWAYS.
Smile, we see you. Have a nice day and remember, place all RUBBER eating utensils in the proper container.
Come on ATS, what do you think? Your thoughts, please.
edit on 1/17/2013 by paxnatus because: fix quotes