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Mon Feb 25, 2013, 11:05 PM

Paroled sex offenders disarming tracking devices

Source: LA Times

Thousands of paroled child molesters, rapists and other high-risk sex offenders in California are removing or disarming their court-ordered GPS tracking devices and some have been charged with new crimes including sexual battery, kidnapping and attempted manslaughter.

The offenders have discovered that they can disable the monitors, often with little risk of serving time for it, a Times investigation has found. The jails are too full to hold them.

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More than 3,400 arrest warrants for GPS tamperers have been issued since October 2011, when the state began referring parole violators to county jails instead of returning them to its packed prisons. Warrants increased 28% in 2012 compared to the 12 months before the change in custody began. Nearly all of the warrants were for sex offenders, who are the vast majority of convicts with monitors, and many were for repeat violations.

The custody shift is part of Gov. Jerry Brown and the legislature's "realignment" program, to comply with court orders to reduce overcrowding in state prisons. But many counties have been under their own court orders to ease crowding in their jails.

Read more: http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-sex-offenders-20130224,0,3138981,full.story



If you click the article, no that wasn't The Situation from Jersey Shore in the mugshot. Regarding the subject, why can't the state just keep those sex offenders behind bars if they're dangerous enough to need lifetime GPS monitoring?

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alp227 Feb 2013 OP
DJ13 Feb 2013 #1
MotherPetrie Feb 2013 #2
Spitfire of ATJ Feb 2013 #3
red dog 1 Feb 2013 #4
Tumbulu Feb 2013 #5
davidn3600 Feb 2013 #6
4Q2u2 Feb 2013 #7
frylock Feb 2013 #8
red dog 1 Feb 2013 #9

Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 11:14 PM

1. discovered that they can disable the monitors, often with little risk of serving time for it

How about we set up mandatory 3 month sentences for getting caught, to be served in a tent city in Death Valley.

I bet that would cut down on this problem (especially in the summer).

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Response to DJ13 (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 11:25 PM

2. Works for me, except I'd require 6 months.

 

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 11:39 PM

3. Cut loose the non-violent offenders and free up the prisons,....

....for Wall Street types to share cells with these guys.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 11:47 PM

4. "The jails are too full to hold them"?

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"The state began referring parole violators to county jails instead of returning them to it's packed prisons."......Packed prisons?....Packed with non-violent drug offenders perhaps...who could be released into half-way houses and treatment centers..which would make room for these child molesters who remove their GPS tracking devices & the many violent felons coming out the state prison system's revolving doors.....to make room for the in-coming non-violent drug offenders.

Open Letter To:
The Honorable Jerry Brown,
Dear Gov. Brown, why not let the non-violent drug offenders out to make room for these child molesters and other violent felons.....violent felons are getting OUT of Calif. prisons..to make room for all the non-violent drug offenders coming IN.. who may be 3 strikers for just being in possession of some illegal drug.....Gov. Brown, you can fix this thing.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 01:11 AM

5. There are not enough prison cells

This is just terrifying- what happened to 3 strikes? Aren't sex crimes considered violent?

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 01:12 AM

6. USA has the largest and most expensive prison population in the world

Land of the free...

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 09:33 AM

7. Shocked

Is this really a surprise that a criminal would find a way to skirt the law and try to maintain their lifestyle. One that is more driven by urge than social standing. The only thing still shocking is that people still believe we protect our children in this country.
Definitely agree that locking up people for Weed is bad policy. We is the work smarter not harder approach to this problem?

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 12:07 PM

8. what? and allow weed heads to roam the streets freely?!!

Eric Holder is keeping the streets safe from stoners. Who cares if a few child rapists end up, you know, raping more children. Get your priorities straight ffs!

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 12:26 AM

9. Thanks for posting this.

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