Maud Olofsson, the leader for the swedish center party had an idea that either
is A: completely out of sorts with what will eventually happen, or, have not
thought of the consequences whatsoever.
The idea is that all men who are convicted with spousal abuse and gets a restraining
order will also wear a digital tracker device of the same type as you give people convicted
but allowed to serve their sentancemat home. The article can be found here:
Now, the thought of the matter is that as it is now, the women who are abused
gets a little restricted since broken restraining orders are a common think for
the swedish police, and a thought regarding this is laudable and commendable,
but… wait a minute, After an EVENTUAL sentance, what then? Shall we continue
to treat the men that albeit being scum, have served a sentance and in effect
“paid their debt to society”?
Wouldn’t that undermine the system of these electronic trackers in themselves since a lot
of people will be convicts without a sentance? How many of them will report that they are
being unfairly treated as criminals AFTER served time and without “just cause”?
Now, lets take a second to clarify here. I do not condone spousal abuse in any form and my
personal conviction and believe is that men who beat women and children are weak
individuals with a lack of impuls control and morals that makes them too low on the scale
to even pity HOWEVER they do have a right to be treated like every other person in the society
when not proven guilty or after served time. I know that this is a repeat behaviour, but still.
Wouldn’t it be better if we GAVE these abused women a counter part to this tracker that really
only starts tracking as soon as a button is pressed, lets say put it on the side of a purse, and
when pressed this does the following:
Sends an instant alarm to the police with exact coordinates. After this is done, emit a blaring
sound signal that makes people aware that something untoward is going on, aswell as educate
the population in this particular signal and what that means so that the general public can help?
Not everyone has the civil courage to do so, but there are some of us who would. You cant
enforce civil courage with laws, but you can encourage it.