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Chuck Schumer to unveil Avonte's Law, to put tracking devices on autistic kids
New York Daily News ^ | January 26, 2014

Posted on 01/26/2014 3:15:09 PM PST by SMGFan

U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer wants to outfit autistic kids with tracking devices.

(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: autism; chuckschumer; newyork; schmuckey; schumer
And so it begins?....
1 posted on 01/26/2014 3:15:09 PM PST by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan

very good idea tracking devices for Congress Critters


2 posted on 01/26/2014 3:17:58 PM PST by molson209 (Hillary Clinton)
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To: molson209

Put cameras in the Congresscritters tracking devices so we can all watch them raking in the bribes. ?


3 posted on 01/26/2014 3:19:27 PM PST by faithhopecharity (C)
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To: SMGFan

Why do parents need a law to track their children? Or is it to get the government to pay for it?

Pretty sure there is already an app for that.


4 posted on 01/26/2014 3:20:41 PM PST by Valpal1 (If the police can t solve a problem with violence, they ll find a way to fix it with brute force)
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To: SMGFan
Likely a freebie...I have no problem with it.

We had a senior citizen here with alzheimers...took a walk....they found him in a ditch. The sad thing...he had taken a long walk several times before. If only they had a device in his sneaks.

5 posted on 01/26/2014 3:26:22 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: SMGFan
Avonte?

I think we need 24/7 audio and video on Schmuckie Schumer to see who he is colluding with.

6 posted on 01/26/2014 3:26:48 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Sacajaweau
Likely a freebie...I have no problem with it.

Free, maybe. But govt. mandated is what he's advocating..I'm surprised you missed that.

You still on board?

7 posted on 01/26/2014 3:30:46 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (I think I've lost my mojo.....)
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To: SMGFan

They should put them on all the members of Congress.


8 posted on 01/26/2014 3:30:51 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: SMGFan

Every time that bonehead Schumer opens his mouth I lose more respect for the people who continue to elect him.


9 posted on 01/26/2014 3:32:02 PM PST by bk1000 (A clear conscience is a sure sign of a poor memory)
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To: Sacajaweau
Your comment reminded me a time a couple years back. I was driving along a busy two lane road, bordered by subdivisions. I saw an elderly lady walking on the grass along the road. It's not a place I normally see people walking and certainly not elderly women. Something about it just didn't look right.

I remember wondering what if she had Alzheimer's and her family didn't know she was out alone. What to do? I called 911 and asked that someone go check on her. Never knew how it ended but at least I didn't see a missing news report on her.
10 posted on 01/26/2014 3:34:32 PM PST by Shannon
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11 posted on 01/26/2014 3:37:57 PM PST by RedMDer (Happy with this, America? Make your voices heard. 2014 is just around the corner. ~ Sarah Palin)
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To: Hot Tabasco
This is about funding. It is not saying "mandatory" in any form.

I'm absolutely on board.

12 posted on 01/26/2014 3:39:01 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: SMGFan

Schmuer is acting like Hitler. Will these people be sent to the gas chambers?


13 posted on 01/26/2014 3:41:10 PM PST by dforest
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To: SMGFan

Why doesn’t he just put collars on them too while he’s at it?
What a moron.


14 posted on 01/26/2014 3:45:16 PM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: SMGFan

http://gpstracklog.com/2011/06/garmin-gtu-10-gps-tracker-review.html


15 posted on 01/26/2014 3:47:30 PM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheelbarrow)
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To: Sacajaweau
This is about funding. It is not saying "mandatory" in any form.

Oh really? Since when has any politician been up front with any legislation?

Let me remind you of these famous words: "You can keep your health insurance....."........

16 posted on 01/26/2014 3:47:40 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (I think I've lost my mojo.....)
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To: Hot Tabasco

From the article:

“The tracking devices could be attached to wristwatches, affixed to ankle bracelets, clipped on belts, or woven into shoelaces.”

Sounds like the devices could be hidden in almost any article of clothing, work boots, shoes, hunting vests etc.

Today’s technology combined with NSA/DHS/IRS watching everything we do via internet & credit card purchases what would stop them from planting such a tracking device into that next pair of boots you buy from Bass Pro Shop?

Maybe a little paranoid, but nothing would surprise me these days.


17 posted on 01/26/2014 3:49:31 PM PST by panaxanax
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To: Sacajaweau

And let me add, how in the hell do you even begin to believe anything that the communist Chuck Schumer has to say?


18 posted on 01/26/2014 3:49:33 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (I think I've lost my mojo.....)
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To: SMGFan

Everything is a political opportunity. Isn’t that what family is for? And, if he was so autistic, WTH was he doing in a public school ?


19 posted on 01/26/2014 3:51:45 PM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Sacajaweau

Seniors and freely ambulating disabled people could use these devices. I went through losing a client for about three days. It was horrible, the not knowing. This client was found days later, disoriented, and a cop did the right thing by bringing him to a shelter. The employee fallout was heavy, management never did get over our group ‘allowing this to happen’, even though this was an unlocked facility. This should not be done on all school children all the time, but in today’s world, we need to think before we reflexively push away the option.


20 posted on 01/26/2014 3:51:59 PM PST by lee martell
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To: Sacajaweau

What is a ‘freebie’? I know of nothing that is free.


21 posted on 01/26/2014 3:54:39 PM PST by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: Hoodat
What is a ‘freebie’? I know of nothing that is free.

Exactly. Somebody is paying for it.

22 posted on 01/26/2014 3:55:38 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: SMGFan

We should put”Tracking Devices”on Anti-American A$$H*LE$ Like”Chucky Schmucky”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


23 posted on 01/26/2014 3:56:19 PM PST by bandleader
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To: Sacajaweau

The government shoulf give away goods and services for free as long as somebody thinks it’s a good idea. Have no idae what “conservative’ means these days.


24 posted on 01/26/2014 3:59:39 PM PST by all the best (`~!)
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To: SMGFan

Schmucky Schumer should be required to wear a polygraph so that all of us in the chattering class can call him out for what he is.


25 posted on 01/26/2014 4:02:22 PM PST by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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Some politicians do things like this under the guise of doing something good. And I know many politicians have no idea what they’re actually doing. Apparently Chuckie either hasn’t seen HUNGER GAMES or didn’t get it.


26 posted on 01/26/2014 4:46:19 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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You will never get me to believe that this has anything to do with the safety of autistic children.

I would bet my left tit that this has everything to do with the maker of these tracking devices being a donor to Upchuck Schumer, and this is now payback time.

27 posted on 01/26/2014 4:46:48 PM PST by Lizavetta
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

And while he’s at it, collars with their names inscribed. Thanks SMGFan.

Rancho Cotate High School sophomore Kimberly Rowley is a wrestler who has autism.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/3116008/posts


28 posted on 01/26/2014 4:48:05 PM PST by SunkenCiv (;http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: Lizavetta
I would bet my left tit that this has everything to do with the maker of these tracking devices being a donor to Upchuck Schumer, and this is now payback time.


29 posted on 01/26/2014 4:48:08 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: SMGFan

they re the new nazi party after all


30 posted on 01/26/2014 4:56:15 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: SMGFan

I guess tattooing numbers on their wrists is so 20th century.


31 posted on 01/26/2014 5:16:01 PM PST by lowbridge
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To: Sacajaweau
Why can't the families who want to track their kids or elderly just buy their own? Tracking devices aren't particularly expensive now. $149 and $30 per month is all a high end tracking device costs.

AT&T offers one, as do a number of other vendors. Their tracking service which uses the kids phone - less secure than something attached to clothing, but good enough for most kids, is something like $9.95 per month.

32 posted on 01/26/2014 5:18:42 PM PST by freeandfreezing
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To: SMGFan

Well, at least we will know the location of Slow Joe at all times!!!


33 posted on 01/26/2014 5:24:43 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (Stalin is smiling in Hell at how well Obama has copied his communist organization.)
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To: SMGFan
Better to put tracking devices on all politicians.

Do you know where your senator is?

34 posted on 01/26/2014 5:34:19 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (The only way women can "have it all" is if men aren't allowed to have anything.)
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To: Sacajaweau
Likely a freebie...I have no problem with it.

After all, what is the feral government for if not to provide boondoggles for campaign contributors?

35 posted on 01/26/2014 5:36:18 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (The only way women can "have it all" is if men aren't allowed to have anything.)
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To: freeandfreezing
I have an autistic kid and "elopement" is a problem with some of these kids. One of the other guys in my agency had to jump from a helicopter into a swamp to get to a wandering autistic Girl Scout.

Between autism and Alzheimer's, tracking modules would really help local authorities. I'm sure if the government is involved it will cost a lot more. Garmin makes a really nice device for dogs. If you get the government involved it will only cost 5 times as much. Two words for you Obama Phone.

36 posted on 01/26/2014 6:46:14 PM PST by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: SMGFan

I am all in favor of someone with a video camera following this subhuman around 24/7.

It’s for the children, of course.


37 posted on 01/26/2014 6:54:53 PM PST by logitech (It is time.)
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To: USNBandit
I agree. I think that family members should have immediate access and control, so that they can themselves know where their family member is. Even kids without challenges can end up where they shouldn't be and having phone location ability is very handy for monitoring older teenagers.

In most cases the family could share the location data with any agencies helping out. In the event of a serious problem law enforcement organizations have direct access to phone location data, as they would to the GPS tracking devices.

38 posted on 01/26/2014 8:10:19 PM PST by freeandfreezing
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