Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Washington DC Teen Thugs Run Wild With Court-Ordered Ankle Bracelets
Tyran McElrath was already in trouble with the law when he sneaked through a rear window of a Northwest D.C. home last year in the course of a burglary.
Inside, the 18-year-old encountered an 81-year-old woman who was legally blind. He savagely beat her and ransacked her house.
The crime is detailed in court records that also explain how officials quickly caught the youth: He was wearing a GPS tracking device assigned to him by the city’s juvenile justice agency.
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New York lawmakers sought to make tampering with the devices a felony this year after a man on pretrial release raped a child and killed a woman. California lawmakers this year also considered stiffening penalties after corrections officials noted a jump in the number of parole violators who cut off electronic monitoring bracelets.
Teen thugs in DC run wild — even while wearing GPS ankle bracelets
By Andrea Noble
The Washington Times
Tuesday, December 10, 2013