Just the usual fear-mongering, ignorant politicians exploiting fear and sex offenders to make himself look good to the sheeple. And I wonder how much money he has invested in the GPS market?
Nearly 14,000 registered sex offenders in Ontario could soon be wearing GPS tracking devices if Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak has his way.
There is currently no way for the police to track the movements of “these predators” in the province, Hudak said Monday.
- Like usual, he thinks sex offender, pedophile, child molester, predator all equal the same.
But if the Tories are elected Oct. 6, Hudak vowed to make sure global positioning systems are placed on all registered sex offenders so authorities can track where they are.
“When (a) child is at the playground or at school or the neighbours I want to know everything possible is being done to keep them safe,” Hudak said. “Families know that having 14,000 people on Ontario’s sexual offender registry and living in our communities is a significant reason for concern.”
- And since the registry is apparently not sufficient, or to help himself look better, he wants to further punish ex-sex offenders whom have served their time, just so you will elect him, and the sheeple fall for it every single election! Politics as usual!
The cost of the GPS monitoring program would be about $50 million but provincial Solicitor General Jim Bradley said in order to use effective technology the price tag would actually be “quadruple” that.
Hudak said sex offenders on the registry would be required to wear the GPS 24 hours a day. The devices are normally worn on the ankle.
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- So, just because someone else violated peoples privacy rights, civil/human rights, doesn't mean you should follow as well. If they all jumped down a hole, would you follow? Probably!
However, Bradley said the technology isn’t where it should be yet. He added the issue hasn’t been a priority in his meetings with the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police.
“What you don’t want is the police spending all their time chasing electronic impulses if they are inaccurate,” said Bradley.
New Democratic Party MPP Michael Prue (Beaches-East York) didn’t dismiss the use of GPS outright.
- <sarcasm on> Since most kids are sexually abuse by their own parents or family, if it saves one child, should'nt everyone just kill themselves to save the children? <sarcasm off>
This is Hudak’s latest tough-on-crime pledge leading up to the Oct. 6 election. He also wants to make the sex offender registry public and put provincial inmates on chain gangs. The inmates would pick up garbage along highways, cut grass and clean graffiti.
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- This is why I hate politics. The bickering, acting like children, all for votes and a huge government pay check.
But Bradley said the Tories aren’t “thinking things through” carefully as to what works and what doesn’t. He pointed out some Ontario prisons house dangerous convicts and Hudak’s chain gang plan could endanger the public.
“They just grab onto an idea that sounds great at first glance … but they aren’t very practical or effective,” said Bradley.
- Exactly, anything for votes!