Protecting the Public in Wisconsin vs. Fear-Mongering in Nebraska

Instead of wasting his time on anti-sex-offender publicity stunts, the Chief of Police in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, helped facilitate a community workshop that reviewed scientific facts about sexual offenders. Oshkosh Police Chief Scott Greuel provided information about research that shows residency restrictions are dumb and do not work. (Contrast that with Douglas County, Nebraska, Sheriff TimContinue reading “Protecting the Public in Wisconsin vs. Fear-Mongering in Nebraska”

How Are Those Residency Restrictions Working Out for You?

You know all those places where your local politician wants to ban sex offenders? Schools, parks, libraries, day-care centers? Do you know that those places, without SO restrictions, already are about the safest places on Earth? Do you know that your child probably is at highest risk in your own home? Do you know thatContinue reading “How Are Those Residency Restrictions Working Out for You?”

Residency Restrictions: Dumb, Dumber and Dumbest

The senseless/useless nature of residency restriction laws is on display in a case before the New York Court of Appeals. In a challenge to a harsh local law, Albany attorney Kathy Manley systematically demolishes assumptions about residency laws: “These laws are used without any evidence that they protect anybody,” she said. Full story.