NARSOL’s Vander Wall quoted in aftermath of Omaha registrant murder

By  Sydnie Holzfaster . . . 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 for 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.

Local sheriff’s departments are responsible for doing compliance checks on people listed on the state sex offender registry. Fox 42 reached out to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department, but no one returned the request for comment.

In Nebraska the online sex offenders registry lists an offender’s name, current address, the crime committed and a photo. According to Fairbank’s ex-wife, Fairbanks killed Condoluci after learning he was a sex offender.

The Nebraska registry lists, in addition to name, address, and photo, physical descriptors, description of owned vehicles, details of the crime of conviction, and a MAP with the residence address pinpointed.

 

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