Student Newspaper Opinion: Abolish the Registry

An encouraging student voice says, “ABOLISH THE SEX-OFFENDER REGISTRY.” Opinion writer Ben Edwards, writing in the University of Alaska-Anchorage student newspaper, The Northern Light, puts together a cogent argument in favor of abolishing the sex-offender registry. An excerpt: The sex offender registry is premised under a largely outdated concept of sexual violence. When these registries […]

Lawsuit filed on behalf of juveniles placed on Nebraska sex offender registry

More fallout from a 2017 court ruling barring the state from listing a 15-year-old boy on the sex offender list. The Lincoln Journal-Star reports on a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Omaha.The attorney who successfully sued to keep a 15-year-old boy’s name off the state’s Sex Offender Registry now is seeking to file a […]

Call Your Attorney If Someone Leaves a Piece of Orange Paper on Your Door, Then Tell Us About It

Someone is going around Omaha (and possibly other communities) and leaving orange pieces of paper on the doors of the residences of Registered Citizens. The paper claims to come from the Nebraska State Patrol, and the printing on it says you “must” call in response to the piece of paper.I A N A LNebraskans Unafraid […]

Journal-Star lauds decision keeping teen off regisrty

The Lincoln Journal-Star editorial board says the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals decision prohibiting the Nebraska State Patrol from listing a 15 year old boy on the sex offender registry was the right call.The decision clarifies Nebraska’s law and will benefit more than one family in Nebraska.The plaintiff is one of about 30 minors on […]

Court (again) says Nebraska can’t list teen on sex offender registry

A federal court on Monday upheld a previous ruling prohibiting the Nebraska State Patrol from listing a 15-year-old boy on the sex offender registry.Attorney Joshua Weir, who represented the boy and his family, said Monday that common sense finally prevailed. He said he didn’t realize that the State Patrol was putting minors — whose cases were handled […]

Court questions why state wants to put boy on registry

The state of Nebraska is still intent on listing a (now 15-year-old) boy on the sex offender registry.The boy was convicted of criminal sexual conduct in a Minnesota juvenile court when he was 11. When he moved to Nebraska, the State Patrol said he had to register as a sex offender, but the boy’s family […]

Nebraska Sex-Offender Website Guidelines

It is time for a refresher course in using the Nebraska Sex-Offender website managed by the Nebraska State Patrol. There are eight basic guidelines, and we have posted one a day until today. Here is the eighth and final guideline. Share these guidelines as much as you possibly can.Guideline 8:  Never forget the consequences of […]

Nebraska Lawmakers Should Consider Facts, NOT Politically Popular (and Dangerous) Myth About Registered Citizens

Another attempt to pile on punishment for Registered Citizens has emerged in the Nebraska Legislature with Sen. Brett Lindstrom’s not-very-well-thought-out knee-jerk reaction to a court ruling.Because a court correctly recognized that very few Registered Citizens are dangerous (despite what Nebraska law wrongly assumes), Lindstrom now wants to insert government into family matters in a way that […]

You Are Invited to Join a Class-Action Lawsuit Against Sex-Offender Laws

The Women Against the Registry organization is mounting two class-action lawsuits in the 8th U.S. District, which includes Nebraska.Everyone in Nebraska who has been deprived of livelihood, home and family (as I have) should become a part of one of the two lawsuits. I have just filled out the form to join the lawsuit. You should […]

Is Law Enforcement Making Your Community More Dangerous? Learn About It Tonight at FEARLESS

Be at FEARLESS tonight and learn about the findings of University of Nebraska at Omaha research into the many varying ways Nebraska state law is enforced at the local level. Some highlights:Implementation of Nebraska law on Registered Citizens varies from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. Often, implementation practices influence the attitudes of children and other family members […]