A shooting in North Omaha has sparked concerns over the state sex offender registry. Following the death of Mattieo Condoluci, members of the National Association of Rational Sexual Offense Laws (NARSOL) are calling for the state to remove the public state sex offender registry.
“If he was not on the registry I have no doubt he would be alive,” NARSOL Vice Chair Robin Vander Wall said.
Vander Wall said the current system requiring sex offenders to register and make their address public is not effective in keeping the community safe.
“The statistical research and the data now that has been done over the last decade just demonstrates almost uniformly that they aren’t doing any good. They aren’t really accomplishing any useful policy purpose. They are kind of feel good laws, they make people feel safe, but at the end of the day they are not really safe,” Vander Wall said.