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Thursday, July 31, 2014

People in London who repeatedly commit alcohol-related crimes will be forced to wear ankle tags that monitor their drinking by recording levels of alcohol in their sweat every half-hour, Mayor Boris Johnson announced Thursday. The yearlong initiative, which will be tested in four London boroughs, authorizes courts to prohibit repeat offenders from drinking alcohol. If any trace of alcohol is detected, the "sobriety tag" will send an alert to the offender's probation officer, and the person may be called back to court and face fines or sentencing.

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How big can brother be! No comment Hitler!

#1 | Posted by parjosg2 at 2014-07-31 09:01 PM | Reply | Flag:

These ankle bracelets are for the little people. You don't expect the drunken political elites who will be rewarded by this technology to ever face humiliation and monitoring for "alcohol related crimes" do you?

#2 | Posted by Robson at 2014-07-31 10:28 PM | Reply | Flag:

No wonder Aflac walks with a limp. He's got to have about 20 of these anklets, each with a higher monitoring level. His blood isn't measured by type, it is measured by proof.

#3 | Posted by northguy3 at 2014-07-31 10:52 PM | Reply | Flag:

Can we put these on all congressmen?

#4 | Posted by Tor at 2014-08-01 02:15 AM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1

Next up? Headbands that report what you're thinking.

#5 | Posted by DeadSpin at 2014-08-01 12:02 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

#4 they're exempt, along with TSA pre-screen members.

#6 | Posted by DeadSpin at 2014-08-01 12:03 PM | Reply | Flag:

Well they better get a $h!+load of these monitor tags, because after hours in the UK ,everybody's drunk.

#7 | Posted by shane at 2014-08-01 04:50 PM | Reply | Flag:

5 bucks I can overload one of those monitors in 3 hours.

#8 | Posted by Harry_Powell at 2014-08-01 05:50 PM | Reply | Flag:

So what happens if you put tape around your ankle so the devise is not touching your skin?

#9 | Posted by Prolix247 at 2014-08-01 06:47 PM | Reply | Flag:

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