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NE: Sex offender residency restriction dropped by council

An ordinance that would have banned convicted/registered sex offenders from living within 500 feet of a school or child care facility in York was given a second public reading and then dropped for good. Full Article

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What the..? A modicum of common sense finally starting to peek out?
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“We met about this, looked at closely and the data says that restrictions like this don’t make a community safer and in fact create a false sense of safety,” said Council Member Sheila Hubbard.

“One thing that stood out to us is that if we drew a circle around all the schools and the child care facilities, people would be displaced and that would be a problem for families,” said Councilman Mat Wagner. “There is no evidence that they are recommitting these crimes and we found this to actually be more detrimental.”
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This has got to be a first. A legislative body actually listening to and considering data and facts, not just hype and hyperbole.

Wow, this is pretty amazing! Maybe it’ll catch on like virus and politicians will finally consider actual facts.

Wow! Some sanity, for once. Let’s hope this catches on.

🌞 Truly remarkable!! Council members throw open the heavy curtain of lies, hysteria and moral panic and let in the sunlight of truth, data, and reason!!! 🌞 They even note that RC aren’t reoffending! 🌞

It’s great to see the whole council voting to drop it! Wise and progressive thinkers and actors.

The article points out that in just six years, the number of registrants in York has more than doubled, going from 15 to 31.
Hmmm….. could that be the result of so many people being convicted of the many actions now deemed registerable sex offenses?
Or perhaps so many having been sent to prison and now communities having to face the reality that these individuals will eventually be released, will return to their communities, and – like it or not – will need to be reintegrated into society.
Stop fearing. Start helping.

What! I can not believe it, this must be a dream.

We here at our advocacy group Nebraskans Unafraid have been tracking this. It could be that the clearheaded reasoning is partially influenced in that this rural town (Population 7500) is home to the State women’s prison. Ill bet that many people in town work there. No one likes forcing people to move.

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