Jessica's Law Challenged in Nebraska

Sunday, March 18, 2007

James Fisher feels his rights are being infringed. He has been sentenced to lifetime supervision, GPS monitoring and unannounced searches of his home by parole officials. As a result he is currently suing the Nebraska Attorney General, Department of Corrections and the Parole Board. Full story here

His punishment comes as a result of Bill LB1199 – the Nebraskan equivalent of Jessica's Law. Fisher's attorney, Sue Ellen Wall, works as a "cooperating attorney" for the ACLU in Nebraska. You can read more about the ACLU's connection to abuse and exploitation of children here and here. Not surprisingly, Wall had this to say:

It (sex crimes against children) is a problem we're all cognizant of but you can't just throw a human being into a cage without there being some rational basis for it.

Let's see if we can find some rational basis, shall we?

He was convicted of brutally raping a 4 year old child

That is more than enough basis for me. I think I speak for all the contributors and allies of AZ when I say I don't give a damn what Mr. Fisher feels he is entitled to.

A spokesman for the Attorney General has stated they are "prepared to defend" this legislation.

Please contact the Attorney General here to voice your support for this legislation and its application to this perpetrator. Let them know that the public supports their stance!

It is also vital to contact Nebraskan law-makers and ensure that laws continue to reflect the majority view that sexual predators against children have forfeited all their rights. Here are the relevant details to email:

Governor Dave Heineman
Senator Ben Nelson
Senator Chuck Hagel
Congressman Jeff Fortenberry
Congressman Lee Terry
Congressman Adrian Smith
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