Singleton Will Reintroduce Lisa's Law

A New Jersey lawmaker plans to again push for a law to let judges order electronic monitoring of domestic violence offenders and notify victims when an offender is nearby.

Governor Christie conditionally vetoed Lisa's Law in January, putting it on hold while the state attorney general determined whether the monitoring technology was available.

That report has now been released and Assemblyman Troy Singleton is upset with a portion of it that cautions a victim could manipulate a GPS device to retaliate against an offender.

"To me as we mark October as domestic violence awareness month I can think of no more unconscionable thing that one can even say to blame the victim or use the victim in some way as a scapegoat for the use of this technology."

Singleton intends to reintroduce Lisa's Law and hopes this time the governor will sign it.

“We are going to press the administration now that they know and have acknowledged all along that the technology exists. We are going to press them to make that a reality. In my world there is no turning back from this endeavor that we are on and we are going to do everything possible to make sure this happens.”

The law is named for a Toms River woman who was murdered by her former fiancé in 2009 a day after he was released from jail for violating a restraining order she had filed against him.

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