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GPSing City Employees

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Following that unseemly incident in which building inspectors were allegedly caught taking bribes, the Dept of Building and Safety is now looking into inserting GPS tracking devices into their employees, according to the Los Angeles Times. No, the employees wouldn't be shot with chips (a method used to track wild animals); instead officials would put a GPS tracking device in each inspector’s cellphone and laptop computer. '"For us, it’s mostly about making sure our inspectors are where they’re supposed to be,'" [Spokesman David] Lara said. 'With the latest turn of events, it’s too bad that we’ve had to take that type of measure. But we feel in the long run it would provide better control for our supervisors.'" [LAT]