As we’ve noted in recent months, COVID-19 is the perfect cover for the government to usher in a massive surveillance state.
Residents in Kentucky are figuring this out firsthand as they have already seen an increase in digital surveillance of smartphone tracking by the government to make sure everyone is practicing social distancing. And now, there’s a new report that shows anyone refusing to quarantine after virus exposure could be subjected to wearing a GPS/cellular ankle bracelet issued by the courts.
As a response to the virus outbreak in the state, Jefferson Circuit Court judge Angela Bisig ordered anyone who has been infected by COVID-19 and fails to isolate will wear an ankle monitoring device.
In the court order, D.L. is living with “someone who has tested positive for the illness and another person who is a presumptive case,” according to an affidavit from Dr. Sarah Moyer, director of the health department.
D.L. was ordered to self-isolate at home after being exposed to the highly contagious disease, but according to court documents, family members said the person “leaves the house often.”