Civil rights organization calls on state, federal govts to abolish registries
Nebraska vigilante case just another in a string of similar incidents
|Raleigh, North Carolina — In the wake of yet another vigilante murder of a person required to register on a public sex offender registry, the National Association for Rational Sexual Offense Laws (NARSOL) is calling for the abolition of publicized sex offender registries nationwide.
On Saturday, May 16, Mattieo Condoluci, a publicly registered sex offender, was found shot to death inside his Omaha, Nebraska home. James Fairbanks, also of Omaha, surrendered voluntarily, took responsibility for the murder, and is being held in the Douglas County jail. Fairbanks stated that he learned of Condoluci’s status as a convicted sexual offender via the Nebraska sex offender registry.
Fairbank’s wonton murder of Condoluci’s (who is required by law to register as a sex offender) is just the latest in vigilante murders facilitated by public access to a sex offender registry:
These are just the best documented cases; there have been more, an indeterminable number more. These cases, in addition to all being cold-blooded murders carried out by vigilantes, have one thing in common: They were all facilitated by nothing other than the victim’s existence on a public sexual offender registry.
“There are individuals out there,” said Brenda Jones, NARSOL’s executive director, “who feel they have the right to kill those whose past actions they find despicable. The posting of names and addresses on a public shaming registry is telling these individuals exactly where to go.”
The efficacy of sexual offender registries in reducing recidivism and improving public safety is shown to be nonexistent.
According to Sandy Rozek, NARSOL’s communication director, “There is no justification in preserving a system that does not reduce re-offense rates, does not lower the rate of sexual assault, and that, rather than contributing to public safety, increases the danger to the public in many ways, one of which is painting a target on the foreheads of those with previous sexual crime convictions and giving their would-be killers a roadmap to their doors.”
NARSOL condemns, in the strongest possible terms, vigilante activity, most especially murder, of persons on sexual offense registries and calls on the federal government and states to immediately take the necessary steps to eliminate the online dissemination of these registries.
9 thoughts on “Civil rights organization calls on state, federal govts to abolish registries”
It shouldn’t just be the registry that is abolished but many of the insane restrictions as well as laws that put a brand on offenders. They should have better programs in place to truly allow those that did their time to get back into society not just get the right to vote back. Companies that claim to be felony friendly yet are family oriented won’t ever give someone convicted of a sex crime a chance to work even if the entire company is mainly adults working. We should have in placd like Germany where after 5 to 10 years of not commiting any new major offense. You can get your life back, no job will deny you if you have the qualifications, and sees that you haven’t done anything wrong for 5 to 10 years. We need that policy in place to actually give all with records something to work towards. Instead of only seeing dead ends and having the whole world turn into your prison nor have insane restrictions that land you back behind bars due to technical violations. If it’s non physical nor non violent then it should be a misdemeanor at best. In the end its not just the registry that needs to go its all the insane restrictions, the laws need redone, and companies need to all allow more chances if they need qualifications as well as don’t have anyone under 18 working for them. Allow real reintegration back into society and stop all the lip service given fir employment.
Yes I hope it helps I am a sex ofender I hate to say I have been good I had a job then regiment no place to live because of it
I think it should be abolish we did our time and we are still being punished for what we have done. its not easy to find a place to live we have to pay money when we regater to the law in forence. And we dont have money to be taken off so please help us
Is there any progress with this? Or is this a battle that can’t be won because lawmakers just don’t really care?
There is significant progress as long as we keep fighting for rights. However, it does not come cheap. Going to court with an effective attorney costs money.
NCRSOL memberships are one way in securing plaintiffs for a case to be filed. Donations are the other way to assist ensuring an attorney gets paid. Behind the scenes all the mountains of paperwork, printed copies for court, securing evidence, signed affidavits, and other administrative costs, expert witnesses, and so forth has an ability to win a civil lawsuit. If we continue to sue and win, it will eventually catch wind at the legislative level that their cruel and unjust laws will be overturned.
But the question all people on the registry should be asking themselves, “how much am I going to invest in order to get my life back to some sort of normalcy?” They key towards that success is membership retention and donations for something that you support and believe in.
I think abolishment of the “SOR” registry is such a brilliant idea! I believe the funds and man power used to enforce a system that doesn’t work, would benefit each community in dramatic ways.
Overall, it will relieve the mental health of persons constrained to the power of these useless laws. It will create a better economy, it will produce more jobs, restore broken families, and give the offenders better opportunities to heal and interact more with the public.
I support this mission 💯
I think they need to do away with the registry and let us live our lives to be productive citizens because it doesn’t work .it’s hard to find a place to live ,your not helping the world be a better place they are destroying it and making society turn against everyone in general
If u woulda said “any loose cannon with nothing to lose” it may have had a more positive effect
Level one- I saved enough lives ar sea, tired of being homeless for years. Society hates me anyways. Pain from ripping loves away. I dont save little kids or ladies anymore.. they’d turn on me anyway. I just drive away.. got what you want.