Murdering a registered person in his home protects no one. To assert otherwise is just a means of rationalizing violence.
Nearly all sexual assaults of children are committed by people who are not on a public-shaming website. The rate of reoffending by people convicted of sexual offenses is lower than for just about any other category of offense.
Public-shaming registries do not protect anyone. There is no documented instance anywhere showing that a public-shaming registry prevented or solved a crime.
Public-shaming registries are a relic of a time when politicians supported them to curry political favor among voters who were frightened by a news media obsessed with spectacular (and very rare) criminal cases.
Nebraska’s public-shaming sex-offender website exposes registered people to vigilante violence. In this way, the State of Nebraska sanctions hatred.
Nebraskans Unafraid does not condone criminal activity of any kind. We believe everyone has a right to safety and security, and that includes registered people.
Registered people have families just like everyone else. Many are parents and have children in their homes, and the State of Nebraska’s public-shaming website makes those homes targets for crazed haters and killers.
If you support public-shaming sex-offender websites, you support exposing to hatred and violence the children and other loved ones of registered people.
Nebraskans Unafraid advocates a solution to this problem. The solution is outlined in our publication The Perfect Bad Law. Everyone and anyone who is interested in protecting children should read this publication.