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Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely young daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.

The latest weapon against sex offenders... and other offender news

It’s not GPS. It’s not a more restrictive ordinance.

It’s a laptop.

Any tool that can be used to better keep an eye on these creeps is fine with me.

I can’t believe how some offenders moan and groan and whine about how tough they’ve got it. Nobody likes them. People pick on them. They can’t live like everybody else (Oh, well). They can’t go where they want to go, live they want to live.

Four sex offenders are crying about a new Missouri law that requires offenders to stay in their homes during trick or treat hours. Seems to make great sense. However, in this litigious society we call America, sex offenders want to be able to roam the streets at night while kids are going door to door and are taking the Missouri law to court. All they need, of course, is the right, or I would say, wrong judge or judges.

And take a wild guess as to who is filing the lawsuit on behalf of these offenders? One guess? When there’s a wacky lawsuit, it could only be that one wacky group.

The answer is in this article.

And finally, here’s a story for all those sex offender apologists and sympathizers who flood my blog whenever I write about imposing tough restrictions on where offenders can live. They bleed all over my blog that the risk of re-offending is low, that parents and neighbors have little to fear.

Yeh, right.

UPDATE: John Neville has the latest on Steve Hanke.

2ND UPDATE: Nebraska's Safe Haven Law not at all like Wisconsin's

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Had it up to here with your kids?

If you live in Nebraska, you just throw them in the car, drive them to the nearest hospital or police station, and dump them off. End of problem. End of parental responsibility.

What’s that you say? Your kid is 19?

No problem. Nebraska’s new Safe Haven Law lets you get rid of (sorry to be so blunt but that’s what it is) any and all your kids, even teens up to age 19.

Yes, it’s silly. Yes, it’s stupid. Yes, lawmakers in Nebraska who approved this nonsense are fools. And yes, Cornhuskers are taking advantage of this, how shall I put it, opportunity.

My sharp wife, Jennifer posed an intriguing question not too long ago. What if you’re from another state? Can you dump and go?

The law and its legal protections apply only to Nebraska residents but Jennifer’s point is well taken. In today’s society, would that minor detail stop anyone?

The answer, of course, is no.

The fact-checkers are biased, too

There will be stories coast to coast following Tuesday night’s debate claiming to be written by objective fact-checkers who will inform you who told the truth and who didn’t.

Not so fast. Read those accounts veerrrrrrrrrry carefully.

The Wall Street Journal says they’re laced with biased opinions.

Dear Mr.Criminal, please rob me

I don’t expect U.S. Senators to be reading the Community Now web sites, but maybe they should, especially if they ignored  warnings from their mothers and fathers.

Criminals are everywhere, even in the shadows of Our Lady on top of the Golden Dome, the University of Notre Dame.

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Kevin's favorites

For several years, I helped my good friend Jim Kaluzny spin music at weddings. We called ourselves, “The Cudahy Connection,” after Jim’s hometown.

We saw quite a bit on the dance floor, but nothing as cool as this!

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