Home-Invasive Verification Visits: Illegal Tricks, Sad Stunts

First in a Series by Eddie SidgeweckAbout those random home-invasive visits to registrants’ homes, undertaken here and there by various law agencies but not required by any state law in Nebraska.In fact, Nebraska’s current state laws supposedly provide law enforcement with the monitoring tools they need, including multiple in-person reports. However, we have documented a […]

Laws Aimed at ‘Protecting’ Children Drive 15-Year-Old to Suicide

Third of Three from Gus:Recently I wrote on parenting, and how nobody within school administration has any sense of humor or proportionality in punishment anymore.Both of those articles stemmed from of story of Christian Ademek out of Alabama that brought those issues and the emotions involved to the forefront of my mind. This article comes out of […]

Parenting for the Real World

Second of three from Gus:I parent this way: I’d rather teach knife safety than pretend that knives don’t exist and admonish my son from ever touching one. Same would go for firearms, if I could own any. Teaching proper safety keeps kids safe. Pretending dangers don’t exist, or forbidding kids from touching something that might […]

Meet Our Writers: Introducing ‘Eddie Sidgeweck’

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. Here’s the second of our writers:_ _ _From “Eddie Sidgeweck”:Like Gus, Eddie Sidgeweck is a […]

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. […]