> "To get a prepaid phone, all you have to do is plunk down your cash
>> and walk out of the store -- no paperwork necessary. Castor says
>> that's a problem for his detectives because they can't track down the
>> owner of the phone."
> Yea, that's a bitch. Cars are also a problem, why with a car someone
> can commit a crime and be miles away in very little time. I think they
> should ban everything that can possibly be used in any criminal
> [TELECOM Digest Editor's Note: One notable difference however is that
> while cars _are_ frequently used to commit crimes, the car has to be
> in close proximity to the crime scene, and theoretically at least, the
> car is easily traceable from its license plate...
It is no coincidence that detectives were invented around the same time as railroads.