Want to Protect Children? Then Abolish Residency Restrictions

The recent Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruling striking down residency restrictions should be required reading for anyone who claims to want to protect children.The high court accepted evidence that shows that residency restrictions DO NOT protect children and that children in fact ARE NOT AT RISK from Registered Citizens. Click here for a good summary […]

First They Scare You, Then They Take Your Money

The sex-offender industry works like this: They scare you and then take your money by pretending to protect you.Slimy politicians enact laws that guarantee former offenders will somehow run afoul of the myriad complicated rules and regs put in place under the guise of protecting the public. This supplies our overcrowded prisons with an unending […]

Former FBI Agent: Vast Majority of Child Sex Assaults Committed by Family and Friends

High-profile former FBI agent Jim Clemente, who worked primarily on cases involving sexual assaults of children, has this to say about child victims:”The vast majority are victimized by people they know and people they love.” That means that sex-offender registries protect no one.Asked to quantify “vast majority,” Clemente said (based on his experience) 99.99 percent. […]

Minnesota Lawsuit Tests Civil Commitment

” . . . it’s really important that our system of justice doesn’t decide things on whether we think the people are hateful or awful.”– Minnesota attorney Dan Gustafson, who represents the plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuit against Minnesota and its medieval civil commitment program.Trial begins Monday in federal court in Minnesota in a complicated […]

2014 in Review: The Most-Viewed Post of the Year

Eighth in a series reviewing some of the most popular NebraskaFACTS posts of 2014.August 2014This is the #1 best-read post of 2014, which continues to receive dozens of new pageviews every month, yet “reporters” in Nebraska appear unable to see it. UNO Researchers Document Harm Done by Nebraska Sex-Offender Law

The Other Collapsing Campus Rape Story

In addition to the one at Rolling Stone magazine, there is another campus rape story that is collapsing under the withering glare of fact-checking.In this one, some experts are wondering if the accused might seek damages. Read about it here.Other useful news and opinion on the Rolling Stone mess:What Would Joseph Pulitzer Think of Rolling […]

9th Circuit Court Rules Against California’s Attempt to Criminalize Internet Use by Registered Citizens

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled against the State of California’s attempt to criminalize internet use by registered citizens.The ruling issued Tuesday, November 18, 2014, affirms an earlier district court ruling in Doe v. Harris, a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Northern California and the Electronic Frontier Foundation […]

Lawmakers Have an Opportunity to Correct Errors and Weaknesses in Sex Offender Statutes

To the surprise of researchers, the State of Nebraska has written into its law an outdated and wrong opinion.The incorrect opinion is that all registered citizens are dangerous. University of Nebraska-Omaha researcher Ryan Spohn, Ph.D., in an interview with Nebraskans Unafraid, said “I was struck by what I saw as an opinion being codified into […]

Patty Wetterling Herself Says Naming and Shaming Will Not Protect Kids From ‘Real Threats’

FACT: What does Patty Wetterling, mother of Jacob Wetterling, have to say about public shaming of registered citizens? I’m worried that we’re focusing so much energy in naming and shaming convicted sex offenders that we’re not doing as much as we should to protect our children from other real threats. — Patty WetterlingThis and other FACTS […]

Do You Really Think You Are Protecting Your Children?

FACT: Do you think you are protecting your children? What are the chances your child will be abducted and killed by a registered citizen? By comparison, your child is:1,400 percent more likely to hang him/herself;1,500 percent more likely to shoot him/herself;15,300 percent more likely to be killed in an auto accident (of children killed in auto […]