(NECN) - Massachusetts lawmakers will have to try again to clamp monitoring devices on dozens of sex offenders. Yesterday, the Supreme Judicial Court ruled that sex offenders convicted before 2006 are exempt from a law requiring them to wear GPS devices if they violate probation or parole.
Today, in a Lowell courtroom, the ruling was put to the test.
_____ is a level 3 sex offender. In 1990. He was convicted of kidnapped and repeatedly raped a seven year old boy, then carrying him outside in a cardboard box and leaving him. But after Tuesday's ruling by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial court, a Lowell judge said she would not require _____ to wear a GPS tracking system.
Attorney Randy Chapman joins Chet Curtis on Broadside to weigh the pros and cons.
"The mood and temper of the public in regard to the treatment of crime and criminals is one of the most unfailing tests of a civilization. We must have a desire to rehabilitate into the world of industry, all those who have paid their dues in the hard coinage of punishment." - Winston Churchill (United States Constitution)