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Continued: U of Minn. launches safety plan after robberies

  • Article by: MAURA LERNER , Star Tribune
  • Last update: January 22, 2014 - 1:35 PM

Police say that thieves have targeted students to steal their laptops and smartphones. On Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., held a news conference at the university to call for new measures to undercut the black market for smartphones. Klobuchar, who was joined by several police officials and students, said she plans to introduce federal legislation calling for a “kill switch,” which would render cellphones useless if stolen.

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