GPS Tracking Does not Stop Crimes

January 8, 2010

We have been telling you that GPS tracking is a politically-expedient, yet completely ineffective means of monitoring offenders.
Here are just a few news reports from this week which illustrate this fact. If someone wants to commit a crime, an ankle bracelet will not stop him/her from doing so:

omaha.com: Omaha police want the public to be on the lookout for a 49-year-old convicted sex offender who walked away from a halfway house. He was believed to be in the Omaha area after his tracking device was removed near downtown in November.

wbtv.com (NC): A woman who was attacked by a man already under GPS tracking as a sex offender fought back against the would-be rapist before calling 911, officials said Thursday.

communitypub.com (Delaware): New Castle County Police arrested a New Castle man after he cut off his GPS monitoring device and failed to re-register as a sex offender.

Turnto23.com (California): The Bakersfield Police Department was notified by State Parole Monday that T.H. has absconded from his parole. He was last seen on Nov. 24, where he cut off his GPS ankle monitor, according to the BPD.

Read previous posts: GPS Won’t Protect You
GPS Sex Offender Tracking Illegal
Why GPS Cannot Prevent Crimes

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