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How GPS monitoring fails in critical public-safety ways

Experts say law-enforcement agencies have a poor track record of sharing GPS data for proactive purposes. They work well in investigating crimes; less so in detecting them.

New details in the high-profile case of two accused Orange County serial killers have revived concerns that federal supervision of California sex offenders is deeply flawed. Full Article

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It’s utterly amazing how all parties involved and I’m sure the public too, speak as though GPS monitoring is some kind of viable means to prevent “sex crimes.” This is just another dimension of stupidity. The truth of the effectiveness of GPS monitoring is laying flat on their backs; dead, yet these people seem incapable of connecting the dots. The chief judge who was responsible for federal probation oversight speaks in maybe’s with statement’s like. – “Had Mr. Garrido’s federal supervision been conducted properly from the onset, it is POSSIBLE that he MAY HAVE been deterred from some of the… Read more »

My experience with the GPS system is it is just another way to fill the penal system coffers. After paying for the device, I would get phone calls from the monitoring agency asking if I knew where he was and what is he doing? For some reason they couldn’t figure out what the blips on their screens meant. After acknowledging his presence on my property, I simply stated – He’s mowing the lawn. Maybe if the law enforcement agencies weren’t so quick to “assume” the intentions of the accused and spent more time investigating “real” crimes, they wouldn’t have such… Read more »

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