Overreaction is the New Norm

Or, How Nobody has any Common Sense AnymoreFirst of Three from “Gus”:It’s a sad fact that nobody who works with children can take a joke these days. In the realm of educators and the administration of schooling, grown-ups need to have a love for that line of work and a  ton of understanding. Why? Because kids […]

Sanity Prevails in Alexandria as Residency Restriction Is Rejected

The City fathers in Alexandria, Nebraska, have apparently decided against a residency restriction ordinance.Kudos to Alexandria.Alexandria’s leaders are interested in measures that actually make their community more safe. Residency restrictions do not do that.The Lincoln Journal Star story.

The True Internet Predators Are in the Mug-Shot Extortion Industry

Fortunately, the private sector is proactive where the law failsA note from Gus:Being on the sex offender registry isn’t fun. It affects where you can live, ability to get a job, raising a family, and moving past the worst thing you ever did. If being a sex offender isn’t bad enough, most states publicly post […]

Meet Our Writers: Introducing Gus

FACTS / NU wants to do a better job of engaging the readers of this blog and our other materials. To that end, we have assembled a number of registrants or registrants’ family members who will contribute under pen names. Over the next few days, we will introduce a couple of our new post-writers. Here’s […]

Should the Sheriff Abide by the Law?

(Reprinted from Ninety-Five%, the Nebraskans Unafraid donor newsletter)Should county law enforcement abide by state law?The answer, of course, is “yes.”Dunning with an American flagExcept in Nebraska, where the correct answer might be something like, “Well, it depends on who you ask.”In Douglas and Lancaster counties, sheriffs do not allow registrants to sign verification forms when […]

Guidelines for Using the Nebraska Sex Offender Registry Website

Several years ago, FACTS published a list of guidelines for using the Nebraska Sex Offender Registry Website. The Guidelines are now validated by research that shows that most of the people on the Nebraska State Patrol sex offender registry website are not dangerous.Please share this link to the guidelines as widely as you possibly can. […]

We Are Here to Make Them Stop: We Have to Have Each Others’ Backs

Let’s get reacquainted.Families Affirming Community Safety Inc. (FACTS) and Nebraskans Unafraid (NU) have consolidated web resources. The organizations always have been linked, but this move is intended to help us make better use of our resources.NU is the umbrella organization. FACTS is the outreach, communication and public education arm of NU. We enjoy a mutually […]

Alexandria, Neb., Residency Restrictions Will Make That Town More Dangerous

With politicians in Alexandria, Neb., pursuing a residency restriction ordinance that basically targets one person, we recommend to everyone in Alexandria the following news item:Florida is among states that have pursued aggressive residency restrictions. The Sunshine State now is dealing with the devastating effects of this initiative: The public is terrified. All research shows that […]

A Cop and a Scholar Expose Halloween SO Patrols as Waste of Taxpayer Dollars

A nationally recognized researcher and a law enforcement expert on sex offenders say those “sex-offender patrols” on Halloween are stupid. These patrols are great publicity stunts. But this researcher and this detective say they are lousy community safety practice.