View Poll Results: Should parents use GPS tracking to monitor their children?

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  • Yes! An implanted chip would be even safer!

    7 11.86%
  • Yes, I think this is a practical way to keep track of kids

    11 18.64%
  • It would be warranted in some cases

    15 25.42%
  • I'm not comfortable with this idea, I don't think so

    16 27.12%
  • Brave New World here we come. They've gotta start them young.

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    Re: Should parents use a GPS tracking device to monitor their children?

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    Re: Should parents use a GPS tracking device to monitor their children?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    If they're out of prison, then they've served their sentence. They've paid debt to what they did. Murdering the person serves no purpose.
    They've paid their debt? Not by a long shot. And then there is the whole recidivism thing.
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    Re: Should parents use a GPS tracking device to monitor their children?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    They've paid their debt? Not by a long shot. And then there is the whole recidivism thing.
    Their recidivism rate is similar to other violent crimes. Furthermore, you can't punish someone (especially if you're calling for murder) for crimes they have not committed. They have paid their debt. Government used force to suppress the exercise of the their rights for a predetermined amount of time. The courts said X, they served X; it's done.
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    Re: Should parents use a GPS tracking device to monitor their children?

    Quote Originally Posted by Elena View Post
    We were not talking of rapists, but of pedophiles!

    And they come out of jail and continue with their activities. Check out your statistics on how many pedos reoffend.
    Pedophiles convicted of sex crimes with minors have one of the lowest, if not the lowest recidivism rates of all violent crimes.

    Also, the overwhelming majority of child sexual molestation is committed by men known to the family of the victim. Stranger Danger is in fact quite rare.

    So when the GPS says little Tommy is at Uncle Ernie's, it doesn't mean the kid is safe. The parent has to know who his child is with, and that eliminates most of the threat.

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    Re: Should parents use a GPS tracking device to monitor their children?

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    Pedophiles convicted of sex crimes with minors have one of the lowest, if not the lowest recidivism rates of all violent crimes.

    Also, the overwhelming majority of child sexual molestation is committed by men known to the family of the victim. Stranger Danger is in fact quite rare.

    So when the GPS says little Tommy is at Uncle Ernie's, it doesn't mean the kid is safe. The parent has to know who his child is with, and that eliminates most of the threat.
    One molested child is one too many.

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    Re: Should parents use a GPS tracking device to monitor their children?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Their recidivism rate is similar to other violent crimes. Furthermore, you can't punish someone (especially if you're calling for murder) for crimes they have not committed. They have paid their debt. Government used force to suppress the exercise of the their rights for a predetermined amount of time. The courts said X, they served X; it's done.
    Then why do courts consider past crimes when determining a sentence? And why are sexual offenders on a registry list for the rest of their lives?
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    Re: Should parents use a GPS tracking device to monitor their children?

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    Re: Should parents use a GPS tracking device to monitor their children?

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    Pedophiles convicted of sex crimes with minors have one of the lowest, if not the lowest recidivism rates of all violent crimes.

    Also, the overwhelming majority of child sexual molestation is committed by men known to the family of the victim. Stranger Danger is in fact quite rare.

    So when the GPS says little Tommy is at Uncle Ernie's, it doesn't mean the kid is safe. The parent has to know who his child is with, and that eliminates most of the threat.
    Still does not mean that we cannot try to protect against other types of crimes.
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    Re: Should parents use a GPS tracking device to monitor their children?

    I think this device wold be useful for travel in train stations and airports and whatnot. But Im glad my mother didn't have one of these things when i was in middle school. I assume it's to be used for small/young children.

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    Re: Should parents use a GPS tracking device to monitor their children?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Then why do courts consider past crimes when determining a sentence? And why are sexual offenders on a registry list for the rest of their lives?
    If you have a history of committing crime, you may draw stiffer penalties for continued breakage of the law. It's not that they're being punished for crimes not committed as you suggest. They commit a crime again, get caught again, and set before a judge again. That's part of the system. Crimes come with ranges of punishment and you have a judge whom decides the specific length of time the criminal is sentenced to based on the specifics of the case and individual. That's all fine and dandy.

    The registry list exists because people are crazy paranoid and think we should infinitely punish people. So in an attempt to do so, they have excused growth of overbearing, intrusive government to track people so they can feel "safe". It's pretty insane that people think it keeps them safe, but there seem to be no cure for stupidity.
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