(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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
Open letter to the Village Fathers in Alexandria, Neb.: We hope that you will watch this. It will take a few minutes. If you don’t feel like you have the time, we guarantee you: Some time in the future, you’re going to wish that you had:
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 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.
Nebraska’s prison overcrowding issue is generating a lot of noise. Someone should take a hard look at how Nebraska’s harsh new law on former sex-offenders is making things worse.UNO research shows that most former sex offenders are not going to reoffend. But the new law, LB 285, creates a web of technical violations that are […]
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Reason and common sense score a victory in Orange, California, where a law requiring former offenders to put signs on their doors during Halloween is repealed. There is no evidence that kids out on Halloween are at risk from former offenders. Yet politicians still try to push dumb laws like this one. MORE
FACTS blog posts keeping you informed about issues of concern to former sex offenders and their families are moving permanently to this location.This is part of an effort to reinforce the identity of Nebraskans Unafraid (NU) and to streamline and consolidate the online resources used by FACTS and NU.We welcome any comments you have on […]