Tougher tracker laws for criminals should be praised

IT MAKES a huge amount of sense to toughen the laws around removal of GPS tracking devices by criminals.

In fact it seems crazy that the only law applicable for people who chopped off their ankle bracelets was wilful damage, or something very similar, which is a bit like hitting someone with a damp bus ticket.

These tracker devices have been ordered by the courts for a very specific reason - to make sure that dangerous criminals are kept under constant surveillance.

They are a hazard to the community and so they should be detained in a place where they create the least amount of danger.

The penalty of a year's jail is surely a reasonable response by the government to what is becoming an increasing problem.

While we may not be overly thrilled by many of the actions of the government, this one should get all the praise it deserves, as we just can't afford to have these lowlifes out on our streets.

The message is simple - leave it on!



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