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High-risk sex offender on the run in Houston after discarding GPS ankle monitor
Fox News ^ | April 7, 2012 | NewsCore

Posted on 04/07/2012 9:05:32 AM PDT by topher

Edited on 04/07/2012 9:06:45 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

HOUSTON A high-risk sex offender was on the loose Friday night after escaping from a Houston halfway house and discarding his GPS tracking ankle monitor, the Houston Chronicle reported.

Michael Elbert Young, 42, climbed over a barbed wire fence at the Southeast Texas Transitional Center after last being seen around 9:50pm local time Thursday night.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: arkansas; childmolester; dangerous; escaped; felon; houston; louisiana; ontherun; sexoffender; texas
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To: topher
skin the FPOS alive... then set his wretched azz on fire!!!
21 posted on 04/07/2012 12:14:36 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: topher

We must live in the same town :-)

22 posted on 04/07/2012 12:23:29 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Popman
Makes one wonder how mature this dude is...

I've said before; some folks never graduate from High School mentally.

I may have to modify that and say "grade school," instead.

23 posted on 04/07/2012 2:22:07 PM PDT by HKMk23 ("Listen to me very carefully, do not put the candle back.")
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To: topher
Typical of our judical system to let this guy have a way to escape.

He should have been executed for attacking a child.

24 posted on 04/07/2012 5:26:59 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (How strangely will the Tools of a Tyrant pervert the plain Meaning of Words!-Sam Adams)
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To: eastforker
The problem is that a person as dangerous as this person should have two levels of tracking... The following is a suggestion to augment tracking for dangerous felons...

GPS tracking is good, but a backup would be tracking based on cell phone technology.

The person might be able to disable one, but the other might survive.

When the person starts tampering with either one, the cell phone based technology could send info -- which might include audio recordings as well as perhaps other data. The cell phone type technology could be in sleep mode until some significant event happens.

Adding some sort of cell phone technology might require some charging, but maybe that could be done while the person is sleeping. It should be that if the this cell phone technology charge gets too low, then it might send out an alert requiring it to be recharged. At such a time, those supervising the individual would require it to be immediately recharged. If not, the individual would be forcibly restricted from any activity until the this device is recharged.

This way, the convicted felon must deal with two different technologies.

Being able to monitor audio might help in re-apprehension.

It would require the re-charging (probably) but if it never allowed to get less than 3/4 charge, it might make it difficult to defeat the GPS based technology.

And these technologies probably could be made waterproof...


It sounds like there are flaws with the current tracking technology, but they could be fixed by augmentation and improvement.

Of course, good old fashioned tracking with blood hounds is hard to beat -- if the person is on foot.

Blood hounds can follow the trail of a single human cell...

However, in the age of the automobile, there is no way to track the person once the person enters a vehicle...

25 posted on 04/08/2012 2:14:01 AM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- are the values that time has proven them to work)
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To: Joe 6-pack
We are probably both in Mosquito country -- whose numbers have increased with our recent heavy rains.

It is why I like hard freezes -- they are very hard on mosquitoes...

26 posted on 04/08/2012 2:25:26 AM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: topher
I believe Texas officials were surprised that he could do this.

I don't know why. He was, after all, a criminal to begin with. They are pretty good at things like that.

I bet you could figure a way to defeat or remove the collar, if you had nothing to do but stay in your house all day with that darn collar on your ankle. Focus is a powerful tool.

27 posted on 04/08/2012 8:21:55 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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