Dead Zones? Really Ms. Feldman? What cereal box did you read to ascertain that wonderful bit of DIS-INFORMATION?
After reading your article, it’s apparent that you couldn’t possibly have written it. Because it’s the same diatribe, the same drivel spouted misandry. Which equates to nothing more than bigotry, and denotes an overall lack of intellectual mental capacity.
While I pray that is not the case, I’m going out on a limb here; but do you hate the “Amber Alert System” too? How about the GPS device that is inserted under the skin of our beloved pets at the local Veterinarians office? I did not see one, NOT ONE article; scientific, newsworthy or otherwise that attested to, or attempted to verify both your claims and stated position.
In your posting, you mention – “Implementation of this system must address a process for training multiple law enforcement agencies and judges. It also needs to create a selection process to assure its deployment for appropriate offenders. We also must ensure that all community agencies are committed to use of the technology for the safe and effective implementation of the system.
Lastly, funding must be considered. Some of the costs included with the technology are the bracelets themselves, the GPS servers and software, and the salaries for the people operating the computers 24/7.”
While your statement is grammatically correct. Did you actually read it? In the first part you identify your unfounded and uncorroborated fears. Fears that you have chosen to echo as fact, onto an unknowing and ill-advised audience. Concerning who needs to be trained, and questing how much such training might cost.
And then you never advise that there are already people in place who do exactly that, and so it wouldn’t cost anything. REALLY? How exactly did you get into a position of “Public Trust” anyway?
Since you mentioned it. Perhaps you could tell me exactly how much training did Law Enforcement and Judicial Officers need, with the implementation of the “Amber Alert GPS Bracelet Monitoring” for our children?
In the same breath, how much training did Law Enforcement and Judicial officers need with the implementation, of the “under the skin or subdural GPS device” that was placed into my Dog when I adopted him from the shelter?
You mention these costs, but you offer nothing – ABSOLUTELY NOTHING BY WAY OF SHOWING THESE COSTS. Do you work for the current Presidential Administration? I ask, simply because that’s seems to be a favorite ploy of theirs. Is your idea of progress and helping to mitigate and quite possibly eliminate a crime, to spout nothing but unfounded rumors? Unintelligent, unscientific facts and clearly identified misinformation.
You initially stated “While GPS has been used successfully in locations other than New York, it has not been implemented in other than limited pilot projects in this state. Significant study and planning must be completed before GPS can be operational in Dutchess County. The committee is actively engaged in that task so that responsible recommendations can be made to the Legislature.”
You also mention “Significant study and planning must be completed before GPS can be operational in Dutchess County.” So tell me, who is “SIGNIFICANTLY QUALIFIED” on your amazing committee and felt obliged to warn the public of the dangers concerning the “Amber Alert GPS Bracelets”? What “significant study” did your “Highly Intellectual” committee utilize for that?
And remember, these are your words, not mine.
Clearly once again – you are taking an idea and position postulated by a more informed individual, and attempting to make it your own. Exactly what advantage are you seeking? Because you have quite obviously failed miserably at it.
In fact, the only thing you seem quite adept at is taking a proposal from another person, and attempting to make it your own. Have you actually done any research into this matter? It’s doubtful, otherwise you would have much better informed, and in your position offering “A Public Service to Abused Women.” I for one as a Parent, as a Father of my only little girl, would want that; from someone proclaiming themselves to be "HER" only advocate.
Let me help you here. I am including and listing below several news worthy articles attesting to the usage and costs for a GPS monitoring device, when used stemming from a “Domestic Violence” situation. I would recommend this for my daughter, for any young woman in my family, and to friends, and their children.
I firmly believe in this, having both studied the engineering aspects of the device, as well as the intellectual implications of what this device means in an “Orwellian Society” today.
Such as it is, it can both protect and go a long way in ensuring her protection involving a Domestic Violence scenario. You and your committee cannot say the same. Not only that, but I also hope it goes even one step further. And takes great steps to eliminate the issue of “False Complaints” used by immoral partners, corrupted former partners and immoral attorneys, in the highly overburdened family law court system today.
I for one have done the research; and furthermore, I have actually utilized a GPS when I was a Law Enforcement Officer. I also used a GPS in the Military, when I volunteered my service during Operation Desert Storm and Desert Shield.
I know they work, and I know the limitations that you speak of. And they are nothing but the rehashed and postulated drivel from the ill informed. The Amber Alert GPS Monitoring device is accurate down to 33 feet. 33 feet, is just over the width of 1 lane of traffic.
And I also know they do not rely upon cell phone or cell towers to operate. Only an idiot would postulate such a position. The GPS devices used in the "Amber Alert System" and in this device are a three tier design - THREE ACTIVE TYPES OF SURVEILLANCE AND/OR MONITORING, NOT RELYING ON JUST ONE, OF THE THREE....
I would suggest that you contact the Poughkeepsie Journal, and ask them to retract your initial statement. I would suggest further that you contact your “Committee” the local City and County Officers, Law Enforcement, and Officers of the Court and advise them that you were misinformed.
If you actually believe in telling the truth, you should tell them that you took this idea form someone else, and did very little research to support your disingenuous conclusion, and that your are both very ashamed and sorry for what you have done.
Besides committing plagiarism, you assumed a “Factual” position without first gaining the appropriate knowledge to do so. Then to compound matters, in assuming an expertise in such a position.
Perhaps you could advise each and everyone them, and of us, readers of the Poughkeepsie Journal included. How many lives would have been spared, if in-fact you had done your promised job? And that is: To offer a form of protection. Any AVAILABLE form of protection, for victims of Domestic Violence.
And just how does GPS Tracking work?
The Global Positioning System functions as followsThe GPS Receiver receives signals transmitted from orbiting GPS Satellites. Once these satellite transmissions are received by the GPS Receiver, crucial information such as location, direction, and speed are then calculated. A GPS Receiver generally requires transmissions from at least three GPS Satellites before effectively determining the correct position. (The term for the technique to calculate distance is: Trialateration.) GPS Receivers then measure the time delays between transmissions and reception of radio signals from each GPS Satellite.
AND NOW YOU KNOW, AND YOU ARE MUCH BETTER INFORMED.
Doesn't GPS work via satellite? Mountaineers use GPS. We're under 100 miles from NYC. What dead zones?
I've read that organizations in other states have run these systems privately, at a small profit. It seems to me that it would serve as a model, and be reason enough to elminate the discussion of the cost to the taxpayer. It's all in how you manage it of course. Recent words from the Dutchess County Republicans and DV organizations have stated that the county serves as a model county for domestic violence response. To publicly state this before and after some of the recent deaths is disgusting. If these public officials worked for a for-profit business and said such an ignorant thing, they'd be fired, no question. A business has a bottom line, and cannot afford to carry on such nonsense. Perhaps these officials can wake up and realize that people's lives are their bottom line. Hudson Valley resident Maria Dibari has been writing about GPS for 3 years already. Where have these taxpayer-paid representatives been?
This is another soft statement about the idea of progress, biding time for the slow grind of politics.
Comment by Benjamin G:
Numerous deaths, some serious discussions, various solutions on the table, and somehow Pokperson chose to focus on sentence fragmentation. If he/she can't see what's wrong with that, then they aren't the brightest one in the bunch. Such a blatant disregard for the subject at hand, and still some favorable votes. It's disappointing to know that several readers think it's good to discuss grammar when victims and their families can read this. Whether we agree or not, let's talk about the real problems and solutions instead of broadcasting such monumental ignorance.
Over the years I've heard several officers in Hudson Valley counties state that their most frequent problems are DV related calls. Recently this was said to be the case in Dutchess County, at least at some of the stations. I then learned that the county provides police training once per year for DV response. Now, in what other profession would this be sufficient? A business person getting an MBA by going to school once per year? No. A professional athlete practicing his/her sport once per year? Not possible. A farmer learning better soil management skills by getting dirty once per year? Of course not.
The needed DV reform has been overdue. Knowledgeable advocates have been proposing good, well-informed solutions for years. County officials are numerous steps behind these advocates, even if their intentions are good. Surviving victims and family members seem to be far ahead of most social workers because the experience is different; when social services fail a victim, it isn't the social worker who gets killed in their 8 hour day. The inherent urgency is understandably one-sided.
NY officials have been following the lead of Maria DiBari (advocate, scientist, engineer, and DV survivor) for a long time. Articles such as this clearly echo the words on www.4survivors.blogspot.com. Our public committee needs to have Ms. DiBari at the table. Everyone stands to benefit from her knowledge and leadership.