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SF District Attorney Backs Smartphone 'Kill Switch'


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San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon
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San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon

San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon says around 50 percent of all robberies in the city last year were stolen smartphones. He wants phone companies to install a "kill switch" that renders a phone inoperable after it has been stolen - and Apple announced on Monday that it would be the first smartphone manufacturer to do so. Gascon, a former San Francisco police chief, joins us to talk about cell phone theft as well as his views on immigration reform, crime in the Bay Area and other issues.

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • George Gascon, district attorney for the City and County of San Francisco and former chief of the San Francisco Police Department

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