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Probe of GPS monitoring of suspected serial killers sought

SACRAMENTO — The leader of the state Senate is seeking an investigation into how two sex offenders being monitored by parole agents and tracked by GPS devices were allegedly able to rape and kill four women without being detected. Full Article

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Well; It’s looking like California is still neck in neck with Florida for the stupid state of the last century and this one too cup championship. “Senate leader Darrell Steinberg said through his spokesman that although there’s evidence the devices are effective in solving crimes, the question of whether they prevent crime is something “we need to revisit.” I’d really like to see this “evidence” of these devices doing ANYTHING beyond letting those doing the monitoring where the person wearing the device is; that’s when they are working. “Steinberg seeks “an honest discussion as to whether the investment in these… Read more »

I just heard on a news report that lawmakers are trying to decide whether GPS is enough…not a good sign for any of us, registrant or not.

Hi td777:

No; this sounds bad to me too. People will take stupid to levels never before thought possible just to avoid having to admit the truth that their idea doesn’t work and costs too much $$$$ for negligible results. They’ll just throw away more $$$$ and talk and act like it’s a good thing.

I think it’s time for our legislators to adjust their portfolios and dump their stock in these primitive contraptions with 1G technology. I’m scared to think of the long term contract we might be attached to with them. My Ex-P.O. told me replacement cost for the ankle bracelet to the state parole office was $1500 and $300 for the charger. (more than Google Glasses). For that price you would expect at least 3G with two-way video conferencing capability or 4G where the devices would share information within a certain proximity and have WIFI compatibility. It’s not the devices fault, just… Read more »

I hope somebody questions Nathan Fletcher, he sponsored and pushed through Chelsea’s Law, who has a strong connection to Qualcomm, the company who manufactures the chips for those very expensive, very ineffective, GPS devices. Here is a link to an article that claims Mr. Fletcher pulls down $400,000 a year from Qualcomm, and I’m pretty sure he isn’t an electronics expert!

The problem Mike is the government if fooling the people into believing they are very smart and make no mistakes (LOL) if any person wanted to commit a crime that person could do it no matter what, as a matter of fact there have been people in jails and prisons that either have somebody killed or keep there drug business going or what ever they have going, just like locks and security doors don’t stop someone just grab a rock and through the window it goes if they wanted in bad enough, so any crime or good starts in the… Read more »

Historically law enforcement has never prevented any crime; they are definitely a after the fact organization.

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