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On Monday, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray and Police Chief Cathy Lanier will announce the availability of a new tool in the fight against cell phone theft. It's called "bricking," and it renders a stolen cell phone inoperable. The act of "bricking" makes the phone useless to the thief and effectively eliminates the re-sell value of the phone.

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