Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Boy, nobody saw this coming.

GPS bracelets ineffective at stopping young offenders. Shockah!

Lilo shows off her new ankle bracelet. And her other prominent features.

The report notes that DYRS  [Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services] is informing juveniles of these consequences but states that the agency is "not regularly holding youths criminally or financially responsible for destroying the devices." "The lack of criminal enforcement combined with the ease of cutting devices has made cutting GPS devices a significant problem," the report says. It goes on to note that DYRS "often returns absconders who tamper with GPS devices to the same or similar community placements with another device, even after multiple tampering incidents."

Catch and release, catch and release, catch and release... at some point your young offender realizes that there is no downside to robbing old ladies and beating them near unto death.

Tyran McElrath was already in trouble with the law when he sneaked through a rear window of a Northwest [Washington] D.C. home last year in the course of a burglary.
Inside, the 18-year-old encountered an 81-year-old woman who was legally blind. He savagely beat her and ransacked her house.
The crime is detailed in court records that also explain how officials quickly caught the youth: He was wearing a GPS tracking device assigned to him by the city's juvenile justice agency.

This is the same thing as cameras. Its nice to have video of the crime, but if nobody comes around and busts the criminals, pretty soon they learn the cameras aren't really watching them.

The point of having jails and such is to DETER criminals. As in, make them afraid of what's going to happen to them if they rob and beat people. If the punks doing the robbing and beating aren't concerned about getting caught, there's not much point in having all that expensive stuff, is there?

In many places, Ontario included, the justice system is becoming a sinecure for the apparatchiki instead of a social service that stops criminals. That is sure to end well, yes?

The Phantom

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