FACT: The U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics reports that registered citizens have the lowest reoffense rates, 5 percent or less. The rate for registered citizens is lower than that for people convicted of domestic violence, battery, drug offenses, theft, robbery, DUI and assault.This and other FACTS are included in a downloadable brochure, What You Don’t […]
They’re not clear on exactly how they intend to make it happen, but some Nebraska politicians are proposing amendments to the Bible.We have obtained a copy of some of the proposed changes, which still are in draft form. The politicians are reviewing them to see if they can be made even more harsh.Here are four […]
A story from The Associated Press:All of the grandstanding “bash-the-sex-offender” laws promoted by vote-hungry politicians in California just do not work, according to the state’s own corrections department inspector general.And the California Sex Offender Management Board, made up of law enforcement and treatment professionals, says that only high-risk offenders, such as kidnappers and sexually violent […]
The October issue of Ninety-Five%, the monthly newsletter for donors and friends of Nebraskans Unafraid (NU), includes key info on how you determine if you’re eligible for a registry term reduction.The newsletter also includes an update on the NU Compassion Initiative, which has been serving the registered citizen community for two years.The newsletter is sent […]
You committed your offense years ago. Took responsibility. Served a prison term or completed probation. Paid your fines. Took care of restitution. You are trying to rebuild your life when Nebraska politicians pass a law that heaps new punishments upon you and your family. You are driven from your home, fired from your job, barred […]
We see it again and again, yet we do not learn: The news media, hungry for market share, deliver a toxic dose of fear every day.Politicians, hungry for votes, use your fear to promulgate ever harsher laws. Few notice that the laws are based on emotional hype, not facts. And prisons bulge with people who […]
In the season of the Halloween Hoax, a non-Registered Citizen weighs in:“Politicians like to solve ‘problems’ especially where there really is no problem after all. And Halloween gives them such an opportunity. In all the years of Halloween the scare stories are more scary than the real stories. In actuality one child has been abducted […]
A man in the U.K. has been convicted for possessing cartoon images of children. The story is here.What is next?War-crimes convictions for people who play Stratego, or chess?Business fraud prosecutions for people who play Monopoly?Porn convictions for those who own copies of Lolita?
TOPIC FOR FEARLESS TONIGHT:Have you had your run-in with the neighborhood bully? You know, the blusterer who’s going to protect the place from you?What will you do when this happens?A few of us have dealt with this situation, and we’ll share what we know about neutralizing the bully. (Here’s a hint: The bully is in […]
A cogent post in Notes from the Handbasket begins:Radley Balko steps in to remind us that John Grisham is not a lunatic who cares nothing for justice even though Grisham himself has apologized for his earlier statements about child pornography sentences.Read the entire post.