Thursday, October 22, 2015

How Much of That State Patrol Overtime is Registry Make-Work?

The Nebraska State Patrol has found it necessary to rein in overtime due to scrutiny from the news media.

While the governor's travel appears to be getting most of the attention, we have to ask again: How much of the overtime is due to useless make-work that was created when Nebraska in 2010 decided to throw all Registered Citizens regardless of risk onto the public website?

The Patrol is not being forthcoming when it is asked about how it is spending taxpayer dollars.

Nebraskans Unafraid thinks it would be instructive for all taxpayers to know how much it costs to track former sex offenders who (research proves) are not dangerous and do not represent significant reoffense risks.

We are spending a lot of money on "seeming" to protect our communities. What we're actually doing is making our communities more dangerous because we're focusing on people who are not going to reoffend.

Read the Nebraska Watchdog on Nebraska State Patrol overtime.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

We Must Stop This

On August 7, 2015, the United States Sentencing Commission introduced a proposed amendment, "crime of violence" to include non-contact CP offenders. The Commission is currently reviewing criminal research data and federal sentencing statistics. The proposed amendment would then be promulgated to amend Section 4B1.2(a)(2) of the sentencing guidelines, which would be submitted to Congress NO later than May 1, 2016.


This would have the most detrimental effects on CP offenders, including exclusion from programming credits earned in prison, stiffer Supervised Release conditions and placement as a Tier 3 Violent Offender on the Registry. This proposal would be retroactive if it becomes law, regardless if you are incarcerated or on release.

The Sentencing Commission is accepting public comment on this issue until November 12, 2015. Our friends at Caution Click have launched a letter writing campaign to challenge this proposed amendment. WE ALL need to get involved on this and send in those letters. You can write your own, or use the formatted letter included from Caution Click, but send them snail mail as well as email to the address provided. As an insider, I have set a goal for us to get in a minimum of 100,000 letters. I won't back down and neither should you.


United States Sentencing Commission

One Columbus Circle, NE, Suite 2-500

Washington, DC 20002-8002

Attention Public Affairs

RE: Proposed Amendment to Section 4B1.2, Sentencing Guidelines

Dear Commission Members,

This letter is in response to the Commission's request for public comment. It is my personal belief that possession of child pornography should be excluded from the definition of a "forcible sex offense". Non-production possession, receipt, transportation or distribution of child pornography does not meet the criteria of being a sexual act or of having sexual contact. Therefore, it should be excluded as a violent Sexual Offense.

Using the classification of violent offender is placing the otherwise non-violent offender under the same label as someone who has had actual, physical contact with a child. This distorts the truth and is very misleading.

We are all very passionate about protecting our children, however, we have taken this passion to an unforgivable level of applying a definition to an offender that does not relate to the actual crime he/she committed, and using this term to perpetuate a life time punishment. Therefore, I would like this letter to be entered as public comment to item 4(D) in the "Issues for Comment" section of the United States Sentencing Commission proposal to Section 4B1.2(a)(2) of the Sentencing Guidelines. Thank you.

Sincerely (your name)



Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Please Help Us Update Our Job and Housing Reference Lists

Nebraskans Unafraid is updating its resources and requests your kind assistance.

Do you know of employers who will hire Registered Citizens? Are you aware of landlords who will rent to Registered Citizens? If you do, please let us know who these people are, so that we may refer Registered Citizens and others to them. Thank you.

Email us at or use the comment feature below.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Witch Hunt

"Classic witch hunt" claims one of the nation's best classroom teachers. Read more.


FEARLESS meets tonight, 7 p.m. at Saint Michael Lutheran Church, 13232 Blondo Street in Omaha.

Join us for a discussion of Nebraska's mandatory reporting laws -- the laws that require therapists to turn their clients in to the police.

Resurfacing work is being done on the west parking lot, so you might have to enter from 132nd street. Park in the east lot and come in through the east entrance.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

FEARLESS Topic: Mandatory Reporting Laws

If you know your therapist is required by law to report you to the police for what you're thinking, are you going to honestly seek help from your therapist?

That's one of the questions we will explore at FEARLESS on Monday, October 19, 7 p.m. at Saint Michael Lutheran Church, 13232 Blondo Street in Omaha.

The topic is Nebraska's mandatory reporting law, which requires that therapists and others report to the police about their clients. Sounds like something out of  North Korea, doesn't it?

Join us for FEARLESS. Park in the lot east of the church and come in through the east entrance.