If You Don’t Get a Copy of Your Signed Registration Reporting Form, They Can Arrest You for Failing to Register

In Chicago, law enforcement turns you away when you show up as required by law to verify your registration. Then they go out and arrest you for failing to register.

Every registered citizen in Douglas County, Nebraska, should read this.

You better demand a copy of the legally-mandated written and signed proof that you made your verification visit to the sheriff’s office. The Nebraska State Patrol says Douglas County should be giving you a hard copy of the signed paper. State law requires it. So don’t accept the sheriff’s office word when it says it has an electronic confirmation of your visit. Unless you own a copy of your signed and dated form, you are at the mercy of a law enforcement agency that believes you have no rights.

A cautionary tale: In Chicago, law enforcement routinely turns away hundreds of registrants who report as required for verification. Then law enforcement goes out and arrests those people for failing to register. That can happen in Douglas County, too. More on Chicago.

Published by nufearless

Nebraskans Unafraid is committed to making our communities safer by ensuring that lawmakers and policymakers do not support laws that cause homelessness, joblessness and damage to families.

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  1. Did you know that the Lancaster County Sheriff also does not routinely provide a copy of verification visits?

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  2. Yes, we know that Lancaster County is operating contrary to the law. Our inquiry to the Lancaster County Sheriff seeking clarification on this point never was answered.

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  3. We are moving ever closer to “sex offender concentration camps” and the public will accept it with open arms…. first they came for the sex offenders……

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