New device protects city domestic violence victims

There are 16 comments on the AMNY story from Apr 23, 2008, titled New device protects city domestic violence victims. In it, AMNY reports that:

New York City police and prosecutors have a new way of preventing domestic violence: Offenders now must wear an ankle bracelet that sets off an alarm if they get too close to their victims, Newsday has learned.

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Observant

New York, NY

#1 Apr 23, 2008
There's a better device to protect victims of violence from violent people. It's called a gun.
Some guy

Yorktown Heights, NY

#2 Apr 23, 2008
Observant wrote:
There's a better device to protect victims of violence from violent people. It's called a gun.
It's useless unless they have the proper training and I doubt they'd start issuing permits in NYC. You wouldn't want to give the criminals any competition.
Anon

Newark, NJ

#3 Apr 23, 2008
A good idea, but it still doesn't stop an offender from making a beeline for the victim and harming the victim before police can intercede. This bracelet system AND a gun for the victim's protection would be a pretty good combo.
Eric

United States

#4 Apr 24, 2008
Now this is actually one of the first publicly funded programs that I actually agree with! For once, using my tax dollars to pay for something worthwhile, to benefit people who deserve to be benefitted. How unlike all of the other city- and state-sponsored programs!
Michael

Lynbrook, NY

#5 Apr 24, 2008
I agree, this is far better than allowing abusers to be bailed out or ROR'd.

Since: Sep 07

Trevor, WI

#6 Apr 24, 2008
The article said the offender must agree to wear this device. How many habitual offenders do they think will agree to this? And as Anon mentioned, the POS could easily do what he wants before 911 is ever notified. Sounds like more false hope to me. Offenders should stay in jail before, during and after trial to give the victim some peace.
george bush is a monkey

Tucson, AZ

#7 Apr 24, 2008
motleycrew wrote:
The article said the offender must agree to wear this device. How many habitual offenders do they think will agree to this? And as Anon mentioned, the POS could easily do what he wants before 911 is ever notified. Sounds like more false hope to me. Offenders should stay in jail before, during and after trial to give the victim some peace.
Use logic. Would you rather face a jail sentence or wear a beeper for a year?

Use even more logic. Have ZERO sympathy for the women who must hide behind a protective order. They should have chosen better in the first place. Let them sleep in the bed they made and their friends and family allowed them to make with the bozo.
Southbound

Overland Park, KS

#8 Apr 24, 2008
This is a great application of technology.
R U A Neanderthal

Stony Brook, NY

#9 Apr 24, 2008
R U A Neanderthal?
george bush is a monkey wrote:
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Use logic. Would you rather face a jail sentence or wear a beeper for a year?
Use even more logic. Have ZERO sympathy for the women who must hide behind a protective order. They should have chosen better in the first place. Let them sleep in the bed they made and their friends and family allowed them to make with the bozo.
Jay

New York, NY

#10 Apr 24, 2008
keep in mind, some of these restraining orders are garbage. some women make up some tall tales, they get the order. then they lie that the guy called or came near them after the order is placed. the guy is then AUTOMATICALLY arrested based on the fact that the "victim" complained. unfair
Jay

New York, NY

#11 Apr 24, 2008
reverse sexism
Michael

Lynbrook, NY

#12 Apr 24, 2008
While I agree with monkeyboy, to a point, I have to take umbrage with his idiocy of blaming the victim.

It is hard for women to "up and leave", especially if they are financially or otherwise dependant on the abuser, or if they have children.

Jay, hence the beeper system PROTECTS BOTH THE ACCUSED AND ACCUSER. If the woman claims "he drove by my house and threatened me", but the device shows he never left his apartment, then the "victim" is cast into doubt.
Manhattan

Brooklyn, NY

#13 Apr 24, 2008
george bush is a monkey wrote:
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Use logic. Would you rather face a jail sentence or wear a beeper for a year?
Use even more logic. Have ZERO sympathy for the women who must hide behind a protective order. They should have chosen better in the first place. Let them sleep in the bed they made and their friends and family allowed them to make with the bozo.
What a jerk-off you are. You obviously have had no experience with domestic violence to make a statement like that. My ex came from a good family with money. We were together over 5 years before he ever laid a hand on me...what, exactly, are the warning signs I should have been looking for?
Manhattan

Brooklyn, NY

#14 Apr 24, 2008
R U A Neanderthal wrote:
R U A Neanderthal?
<quoted text>
He is indeed. Thank you!

Since: Sep 07

Trevor, WI

#15 Apr 24, 2008
george bush is a monkey wrote:
<quoted text>
Use logic. Would you rather face a jail sentence or wear a beeper for a year?
Use even more logic. Have ZERO sympathy for the women who must hide behind a protective order. They should have chosen better in the first place. Let them sleep in the bed they made and their friends and family allowed them to make with the bozo.
My experience, yes personal experience, has been that the only offenders who go to jail are the ones who kill or nearly kill their victims. Hiding behind a protective order has no effect so your comment is an asinine concept. It was when I pressed charges and got the protective order that the stalking began, my home was broken into, I was harassed at work, even followed when I went shopping. My children were also followed and stalked. No one would enforce the order because by the time the cops got there, he was long gone. Protective orders? False hope. Ankle bracelet? False hope - he will get free and start the same thing all over again. As sex offenders cannot stop their behavior, batterers cannot stop theirs. There should be a separate prison for them all so they can victimize each other and leave the rest of the world alone.
-----tips

AOL

#17 Apr 1, 2009
Chaundry Rafaqat
2705 Colden Ave
Bronx, NY 10469

This guy hits his girlfriend on a regular basis, and she is afraid of him, and is helpless. He causes injury everytime.

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