- Category: GPS Tracking
Keeping Sex Offenders On A Short Leash
Chelsea’s Law Would Require Lifelong GPS Tracking
There is a new bill being introduced called Chelsea’s law that may change the way sex offenders are monitored. Chelsea King, a high school student who attended class in Poway, CA, was raped and murdered on February 25th, 2010. Her death was horrific, untimely and preventable. Her alleged perpetrator was a paroled sex offender, but was not being monitored via a GPS tracking bracelet or anklet, common tools used by probation and parole teams to ensure the freed criminal is not repeating offenses. Chelsea’s death has raised serious questions about the procedures used to prevent parolees from committing repeat crimes.
Chelsea’s parents and a San Diego assemblyman have prepared a bill which would require first-time violent sex offenders who prey on children to spend their lives in prison. The bill would also mandate stricter sentencing and more intensive monitoring of parolees. "What makes the story about Chelsea King so sad is that it has the feel that our justice system could have prevented the murder from ever happening", explained a expert on GPS tracking technology from the GPS Tracker Shop. "If the appropriate measures were in place, the man who committed these vile acts would never have been able to slip away from the watchful eye of law enforcement. Sadly, there is nothing we can do to reverse time and bring Chelsea back, but hopefully we can learn from this lesson and prevent another story like this from ever happening in the future."
Lifelong surveillance of sex offender paroles through the use of GPS trackers would be required and there would be various restrictions where sex offenders would be able to live and travel.
Unfortunately, we have to be a step ahead of the perverted monsters that are out there to harm our children. With real-time GPS tracker system technology, law enforcement officers can now monitor the activities of all child sex offenders. Law enforcement can help keep our communities secure with these types of tracking devices. We might not be able to stop every sex offender with the implementation of tough GPS monitoring policies, but the ones who are monitored with a GPS device will be one more we can keep track of.