Congress didn’t watch The Wire

29 May 2010

Back in 2002, anyone that watched HBO’s series The Wire learned about the benefits of prepaid cell phones, or “burners”, to drug dealers and other criminal organizations. Well apparently no one in Congress is a fan of The Wire because they’re just now working on legislating stricter tracking measures for the prepaid phones.

This proposal is overdue because for years, terrorists, drug kingpins and gang members have stayed one step ahead of the law by using prepaid phones that are hard to trace.
– Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY)

Long overdue.

[via Engadget]