Several days ago I wrote the Douglas County D.A. urging him to treat the murder of Mr. Condoluci as that of any other citizen and not to be swayed by public opinion offered in support of the killer. Today after reading that Fairbanks has been charged with 1st degree murder and denied bail, I again wrote the Douglas County D.A. this message:
“Will Mr. Fairbanks also be charged according to this notice on the Nebraska registry?
‘Sex offender registry information shall not be used to retaliate against the registrants, their families, or their employers in any way. Vandalism, verbal or written threats of harm are illegal and will result in arrest and prosecution.’
The statement is very clear, and prosecution for this as well as for the murder should send a message to future would-be vigilantes that it is taken seriously.”
Now we will wait and see.