Proposed bill would help authorities monitor sex offenders in Brooklyn

Congress is reviewing a bill that would force sex offenders to wear a tracking device after being released from prison.

The proposed bill would make it easier for law enforcement to monitor predators whereabouts. Although, New York State maintains a sex offender registry, it is difficult for anyone, including authorities, to obtain information from the list. Under the new federal proposal, offenders would have to register and update their whereabouts every six months.

According to the Brooklyn district attorney?s office, there are currently 345 sex offenders living in the area.

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