- Category: GPS Tracking
Will GPS Tracking Be Enough?
One of the major problems with government and lawmakers is they are 100% reactive and never proactive. They rarely if ever foresee potential problems before it is too late, and then they address the problem and try and take credit for the fix when all along the issue could have been solved with careful planning or thought beforehand. This is something that is happening right now with the new legislation signed into act by Governor Rell that changes the approach to the domestic violence issue.
Domestic violence is obviously a very serious problem and should be addressed with sensitivity and swift action. No person should ever have to worry about being attacked, victimized, abused or scared for his or her life. That was the new legislation ready to take affect and utilizes GPS tracking technology in Connecticut is so important and ground-breaking. The new law takes aim at significantly reducing the issues surrounding domestic violence by educating teenagers about warning signs and dangers, providing financial assistance to agencies and support groups, working with experts on the triggers of these dangerous behaviors and most importantly giving victims a sanctuary and sense of hope.
The Connecticut legislation is revolutionary in the sense that it will take the same GPS tracking technology and tracking devices used to monitor the movements of sex offenders and place it on domestic violence offenders considered “high-risk”. These people would include those who are given restraining orders, but continue to purposely come into contact with the person they are legally not suppose too.
GPS tracker devices will report the offender’s location in real-time, giving authorities GPS tracking location-based information that could be vital to stopping a situation before it occurs.
Although the new legislation takes a tough stand against the predators who physically and mentally assault others, unfortunately, it has came years too late for so many victims. For example, lawmakers never even began penning the legislation until two separate incidents in New Haven and Fairfield gained media headlines, drawing attention to the serious cause. People had to lose their lives, people needed to become outraged and then the media had to keep the story in the news before legislators took action. A proactive government could have potentially saved these people’s lives. However, with that being said, anything that could help reduce domestic violence is a good thing and should receive accolades.
GPS Tracker Opinion
Will the use of GPS trackers to record and monitor the movements of domestic violence offenders be enough to stop a deranged offender?