Full Disclosure reports on an advancement by law enforcement in California that they claim might provide an ultimate solution to the gang problem. Good luck implementing it under a wave of ACLU lawsuits.
The biggest break ever in the war against gangs is ready to be employed. So says 20 year veteran prosecutor Steve Ipsen, all that is needed is for law enforcement and judicial officials is to endorse the use of new technology available for a GPS tacking system and a few modifications to the California Penal Code. Sky Detective, Inc CEO Thompson confirms the technology is here and already being deployed for similar uses.
Among the novel uses for the device in fighting gang crimes and a proposal on how to pay for it:
* Change Penal Code: Adult gang members found using juveniles would be guilty of a felony
* Send juveniles gang members to a 2 week boot camp to learn about â€œThree Strikes Lawâ€
* Send juveniles to 1 week boot camp to learn how GPS tracking systems sounds alarm to monitors when curfews are violated, they skip school, fail to show up for work assignments or even wander into rival gang territory
* The cost of the GPS devices and monitoring service could be paid by taxing released criminals and parolees $50 per year for Drivers Licenses
* Parolees could be monitored as well, so if suspected of a particular crime their location could be verified and they could be arrested or removed from suspicion
It sounds like a promising avenue, and my only question is why it took so long to pursue it? Any technophile could have proposed it years ago.