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    GPS bracelets for domestic abusers By Flea - 01-12-2010 07:04 PM


    While not strictly a womens' issue, I think it warrants a place here.

    HB 1 would allow judges to order people accused of domestic violence to wear GPS devices if they are considered dangerous or are likely to violate a protective order. The device would alert police and the victims if the person wearing the device comes too near and also allow authorities to track movements of a suspected abuser. [ ... ] after a Lexington woman fatally shot last year.Ross’ ex-fiancé, former state Rep. Steve Nunn, is charged with her murder.
    The House members rose in a standing ovation for Stumbo after the 97-0 vote to approve HB 1,
    Hopefully this will save some lives.

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