This goes to show you, the state doesn't believe in GPS, thus the reason they placed TWO GPS devices on the man, and neither worked to prevent anything! And this shows, that if a person is intent on committing a crime, they will, regardless.
By REBECCA LOPEZ
DALLAS — _____ is supposed to spend his days at an apartment on Old Hickory Trail in the Red Bird area of Dallas.
He was convicted for indecency with a little girl, but after getting out of prison, _____ failed to register as a sex offender.
Then he allegedly robbed someone and stole a car.
So in September, a judge slapped an electronic ankle monitor on him — and later added a second one for good measure. The devices are designed to provide updated information about a suspect's location.
Recently, however, Dallas police arrested the habitual criminal on Jefferson Boulevard in Oak Cliff, miles from his home and restricted area.
According to a police report, _____ asked an undercover officer if he wanted to buy cocaine.
"It is frustrating to arrest offenders — repeat offenders who do this over and over and over," said Dallas police spokesman Lt. Andrew Harvey.
- And apparently you folks aren't doing you jobs either!
Criminals who have an ankle monitor are allowed to leave home while looking for a job. But their movements are supposed to be closely monitored, and selling drugs on the street is not one of the allowed activities.
- So tell me, how is a GPS device going to tell you what a person is or isn't doing? It doesn't!
So who dropped the ball in the case of _____?
The Dallas County Community Supervision and Corrections Department is supposed to monitor criminals on a regular basis, but no one there would answer questions from News 8 on camera about _____'s case.
They couldn't say when the last time anyone checked on him.
Dallas police say they can't fight crime alone. "In order for all of us to be successful, we all have to be doing our part," Harvey said.
_____ is in jail now, but police say history shows them he'll probably be on the streets again soon — and that's what they are worried about.