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State Plans GPS Tracking for Violent Burglars

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State Plans GPS Tracking for Violent Burglars

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State Plans GPS Tracking for Violent Burglars

State Plans GPS Tracking for Violent Burglars

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One month after two paroled burglars were arrested for a brutal home invasion that killed a mother and her two daughters in Cheshire, Conn., state officials have announced new plans to crack down on violent burglars.

Offenders will have to wear GPS tracking devices, so officials know where they are at all hours. Most states use the devices to keep tabs on sex offenders.

Connecticut's plan raises questions about whether it's wise to do the same for this whole new category of criminals.

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