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Schwarzenegger Wants Parolees to Wear GPS Tracking Devices

Calling it an historic event, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger announced Friday a new initiative aimed at gang violence.

Calling it an historic event, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger announced Friday a new initiative aimed at gang violence. 

Schwarzenegger : We are basically telling the criminals that the crackdown on them will not stop anymore at the city limits or the county line. We will continue to do it statewide. We are stepping up our effort we will be going after them with full force.

The governor spoke in Oakland today and said he wants to establish a new designation for parolees as ‘High Risk Gang offenders’ who would have special parole conditions.

He also wants gang members who are released to register with local law enforcement, and in some cases wear GPS tracking devices. 

Some of the governor's efforts will have to be done through the legislature and the budget process. Schwarzenegger says he wants to target nearly $50 million toward the effort -- much of that included in his revised budget that was released earlier this month.

He will also appoint a state Gang coordinator to serve as a contact for local governments and community organizations