Nebraskans Unafraid(NU) is a grass-roots organization that works to make our communities safer. We believe the right to safety extends to registered people and their loved ones. We oppose Nebraska’s state-sanctioned violence against groups of people. We work to change the draconian laws that incite violence, deprive people of their jobs, homes and family lives. We educate the public about how to achieve safe communities.
Nebraskans Unafraid’s initiatives include FEARLESS, monthly gatherings for Registered People and their loved ones, where they can connect with others who are in similar circumstances and learn about how to survive and thrive despite the public-shaming registry. Through our Compassion Initiative outreach, we provide support and referrals to help Registered People find jobs, housing, spiritual support and social contacts.
Institute’s Model Penal Code influences courts, lawmakers.
Restrictions on residency and internet use also targeted.
Institute includes prominent judges and attorneys.
On Thursday, June 8, 2021 the membership of the American Law Institute (ALI) gave its final approval to a revision of the Model Penal Code’s (MPC) chapter on Sexual Assault and Related Offenses.
Among major provisions of the MPC is the elimination of the public registry.
The proposal also includes, but is not limited to, recommendations to abolish most residency restrictions, internet restrictions and GPS location monitoring.
“The ALI drafts model laws that often become statutes as well as restatements of the law that are widely cited as authority in judicial opinions,” stated ACSOL Executive Director Janice Bellucci. “ACSOL thanks ALI for focusing its attention on the plethora of laws that harm registrants and their families and that do not increase public safety.”
The American Law Institute, established in 1923, is the leading independent organization in the United States producing scholarly work to clarify, modernize, and otherwise improve the law. The current Council of the ALI includes 7 members of the United States Courts of Appeal as well as Justices on the highest courts of California, Arizona, Texas, and New Jersey. The recommendations of the ALI Council become the official position of the Institute when adopted by the membership, which consists of leading attorneys, law professors, and judges who have been nominated and elected to membership.
Second-Saturday downtown Omaha FEARLESS resumes in-person meeting on June 12.
We’ll talk about legislative strategy.
Third-Monday FEARLESS meets in person on July 19.
June 2021 marks the partial return of in-person meetings of FEARLESS, the community for people who are forced to register and their adult family and friends.
The downtown Omaha FEARLESS group will meet at 9 a.m. Central time on Saturday, June 12, at Omaha’s Holy Family Church, 1715 Izard Street. Enter the fellowship hall entry to the south of the main church entrance off 18th Street. Park on the street and lock your car.
We will use this first Downtown Omaha meeting of FEARLESS in more than a year to get reacquainted and to discuss our 2021 legislative strategy.
The 7 p.m. Central time Monday, June 21 meeting of FEARLESSwill remain online. Email your full name and a verifiable address to email@example.com and we will send you credentials for the meeting, which will again be on Zoom.
For the Third-Monday FEARLESS, we plan to resume in-personmeetings when the group meets on July 19 at St. Michael Lutheran Church, 13232 Blondo Street, Omaha.
Zoom will not go away. We plan to continue a nationwide Zoom meeting of FEARLESS so that the friends from other states who have joined during the year of the pandemic can remain in touch with us and we with them. More information on that meeting will be posted here when the plan is firmed up.
Connect with your community by attending one or all of these meetings.