We call it FEARLESS because evils like the SO registry and public-shaming websites thrive on fear. You can defeat fear. Join us for FEARLESS on Monday, July 20, at 7 p.m. in Saint Michael Lutheran Church, 13232 Blondo Street, Omaha.FEARLESS is a collaboration of Nebraskans Unafraid and the University of Nebraska-Omaha that counteracts dangerous Nebraska law. Research has […]
Two recent dramatic illustrations of stark-raving insane behavior driven by news-media-manufactured fear:Lenore Skenazy tells us about what happened when a man snapped a selfie in a store, and what happened when a man helped a boy retrieve a ball.Pathetic. Especially so when cops feel a need to issue a news release on a guy helping a […]
Research, some sanctioned by the U.S. Department of Justice, shows that children are at highest risk of sexual assault in their own homes, with family members or close family friends most likely to be the perpetrators.So we ought to be asking ourselves if it is worth all of the time, energy and other resources that […]
West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has issued a warning so parents will know that those “child predator alert” emails are a scam. Emails claiming to be a “community safety” alert have been circulating throughout the state and nation. The alert appears to be a personalized warning about a child predator that has relocated into […]
The answer: 750,000 years. Years. How much hard fact and scientific evidence does it take to overcome fear? If you actually wanted your child to be abducted by a stranger, how long would you have to leave him or her outside, unattended?”Seven hundred and fifty thousand years,” answers Lenore Skenazy, mother of two and founder […]
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. […]
” . . . 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 […]
A 6-year-old Missouri child is terrorized by his own family members to “teach him a lesson” about “stranger danger.” This is well-nigh incomprehensible. Click here to read the story.
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