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.