Eye On Olympia

THURSDAY, JAN. 15, 2009, 5:40 P.M.

Shades of “Escape from New York”…

State Rep. Al O'Brien, the lawmaker who brought up the pistol-bullet-registration bill referenced in the post below, also wants the state to look into whether it can implant chips into the bodies of sex offenders in order to track them.

From House Bill 1142, which calls for:

(b) An identification of the ways in which current subcutaneous radio frequency identification technology may be used to electronically monitor sex offenders, including an evaluation of the costs and benefits of using the technology compared to the costs and benefits of methods currently being used to monitor sex offenders;

Hat tip: Joe Turner.

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