California Senate passes bill giving longer sentences to sex offenders who remove GPS tracker

Violent sex offenders who disable their GPS tracking devices would receive longer prison sentences under a bill prompted by Orange County serial killings and approved unanimously Tuesday by the state Senate. The bill by state Sen. Patricia Bates, R-Laguna Niguel, cleared the Senate floor and is headed to the Assembly. Full Article

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Wow!!! The ACLU finally stepped up with a voice of reason!!! “even a pebble tossed into the ocean will change the ocean forever” Here’s to hoping for more sensible decisions ahead.

These people are idiots. Those guys were wearing their gps when they committed the offense. It’s these damn laws that sent them over the edge and had to of help push them into committing these crimes. People with a nothing to lose attitude are going to do much more servere crimes if they know they have no way out and are going to be tortured and labeled for the rest of their lifes. One guy went from kidnapping his own wife and kid to the murder and rape of these other women. That just shows that his mentality comprised even more serverly by the torture of being subjected to the hell the laws have created. Just a theory but makes sense. Nothing to lose kill or be killed attitude.

Because the sentence you get now isn’t a deterrent, but making it longer will definitely deter people.

Right.

Why not equal application of the law? Oh that’s right, they only targeted sex offenders. Remember, under CDCR many Gang Members now wear the same GPS units…

I wore GPS for 3 yrs while on probation. It is burdensome and forgetting to re-charge it is additional jail time.

I reminded my PO to constantly monitor my GPS, since the DA wanted me to wear the damn thing! (I know she rarely monitored)