Politician Who Only Gets it Part Right is Still Just a Stupid, Stupid Politician

Here’s a politician who sadly only gets it part right. Paul Heroux, in a HuffPost piece, starts out with a perfectly rational explanation of why sex-offender registries do not work, cause more harm than anything else, and make no sense. Then — just like a politician — he says we should keep them around becauseContinue reading “Politician Who Only Gets it Part Right is Still Just a Stupid, Stupid Politician”

2014 in Review: Another Dagger in the Heart of the Reoffense Myth

Ninth in a series reviewing some of the most popular NebraskaFACTS posts of 2014.September 2014When they looked at new offenses committed by people released earlier than they should have been from the Nebraska State Penitentiary, they found that the sex offenders did NOT commit new sex crimes. Five were convicted of failure to register, but that isContinue reading “2014 in Review: Another Dagger in the Heart of the Reoffense Myth”

Nebraska Supreme Court Breathes Some Life Into the Constitution

In upholding an “ex post facto” legal challenge by a former sex offender, the Nebraska Supreme Court is likely to stir some anger. But the high court should be applauded for upholding the U.S. Constitution’s prohibition on adding new punishments for previously adjudicated crimes. Why the anger? The person who won the ruling committed aContinue reading “Nebraska Supreme Court Breathes Some Life Into the Constitution”