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Mayor outlines ideas to quell Omaha gun violence
Omaha World-Herald ^ | Aug. 10, 2007 | WORLD-HERALD NEWS SERVICE

Posted on 08/10/2007 6:19:21 PM PDT by Vor Lady

Mayor Mike Fahey wants to add surveillance cameras in violent areas, boost the Police Department units that serve those neighborhoods and stiffen local gun laws in response to the spike in gun violence that has left nearly 40 people wounded in shootings since July 1.

The mayor delivered his ideas today as the city marked a period of peace - 44 hours and counting without a shooting.

Thirty-one people were hit by gunfire in July, including an 18-year-old killed outside a northwest Omaha apartment complex.

Six more people have been wounded and one man was killed in shootings this month.

The mayor's immediate plans to quell the violence include adding three officers to the gang unit - two permanently - and four officers to patrol the parts of Omaha that need it most until the violence calms. snip

(Excerpt) Read more at omaha.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; US: Nebraska
KEYWORDS: gungrabbers; guns; ne; omaha; violence
New math at work....when I learned to round numbers 31 would be 30 not 40!
1 posted on 08/10/2007 6:19:25 PM PDT by Vor Lady
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To: LongElegantLegs

How’s your rounding skills today? News from the Neborg.


2 posted on 08/10/2007 6:20:29 PM PDT by Vor Lady (Through the gates of Hell, as we make our way toward Heaven....Primo Victoria!)
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To: Vor Lady

And the reason for the increase in violent crime is?


3 posted on 08/10/2007 6:31:11 PM PDT by bill1952 ("All that we do is done with an eye towards something else.")
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To: Vor Lady

I think they meant the 31 people in July plus the 7 more this month.


4 posted on 08/10/2007 6:31:45 PM PDT by OCC
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To: Vor Lady

Organized government is proving itself ineffective. Too PC.


5 posted on 08/10/2007 6:34:31 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Vor Lady

Are citizens of Oklahoma allowed to carry?


6 posted on 08/10/2007 6:39:19 PM PDT by doc1019 (Fred Thompson '08)
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To: Vor Lady

Damn guns! They are really out of control. They all need to be locked up.


8 posted on 08/10/2007 6:43:16 PM PDT by hophead ("Enjoy Every Sandwich")
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To: Vor Lady

Any American citizens involved here?


9 posted on 08/10/2007 6:46:26 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault ("..this administration is planning a 'Right Wing Assault' on values and ideals.." - John Kerry)
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To: Vor Lady

It’s not GUN violence, it’s GANG violence. Get a handle on the gangs, and the “gun problem” will lessen.


10 posted on 08/10/2007 6:46:54 PM PDT by A. Patriot (CZ 52's ROCK)
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To: Vor Lady

Were all these shots criminal, or were there some self-defense rounds fired? Not ALL gunshot wounds are undeserved...


11 posted on 08/10/2007 6:48:38 PM PDT by LongElegantLegs ("What quails?" asked Jack)
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To: doc1019

“Are citizens of Oklahoma allowed to carry?”

Yes.
http://www.osbi.state.ok.us/PublicServices/SDA.html


12 posted on 08/10/2007 6:49:21 PM PDT by hophead ("Enjoy Every Sandwich")
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To: doc1019

For another take on the OK CCW.
http://www.bradycampaign.org/legislation/state/viewstate.php?st=ok


13 posted on 08/10/2007 6:50:54 PM PDT by hophead ("Enjoy Every Sandwich")
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To: bill1952
I live in Omaha and it is both extremely sad and frightening what is happening here. When I moved here in the early 90s, we had no gangs here. Now they are running amok. Illegals are everywhere. Drugs are another big factor. Drive bys and acts of violence like this are increasing by the day. Many younger people don't value human life. They act as though it is a video game they are playing.

Rewards need to be increased to at least get the people who might not otherwise care, to provide information on these violent crimes and put these bastards away or fry them.

While the latest homicide happened in broad daylight in a busy area, a good many of them occur late at night. A curfew might be in order to get a handle on this problem. It wouldn't be necessary if people would take responsibility for their own children, but in certain areas of town it isn't uncommon for a number of youth to be congregating on street corners, etc. There is no reason why a minor needs to be out of the house after midnight. It might not solve the problem, but it would definitely reduce the frequency of these murders.

14 posted on 08/10/2007 6:53:33 PM PDT by Heartland Mom (Build the fence, secure our borders, deport illegals - Protect our sovereignty!)
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To: doc1019; hophead

Oklahoma? Omaha is in Nebraska.


15 posted on 08/10/2007 6:55:16 PM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: LongElegantLegs

“Were all these shots criminal, or were there some self-defense rounds fired? Not ALL gunshot wounds are undeserved...”

Don’t know how many thugs were shot here. But in most cities, its close to 80% that are thugs. Thats why there is no real anger or outrage in the general community.


16 posted on 08/10/2007 6:57:29 PM PDT by hophead ("Enjoy Every Sandwich")
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To: doc1019

The article is from the Omaha World Hearld, it is about violence in Omaha, that is in Nebraska, not Oklahoma. As full of holes as it is, Nebraska finally has concealed carry as of the first of the year. One of the holes is, citys are allowed to ban carry in that city, another is that no other state permits are honored.


17 posted on 08/10/2007 7:02:10 PM PDT by c-b 1 (Reporting from behind enemy lines, in occupied AZTLAN.)
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To: Disambiguator

Silly me (dumb ass) … geography was never my best subject. Slinks away in shame.

May I ask the question again … with the right state in mind? Does Nebraska allow its citizens to carry?


18 posted on 08/10/2007 7:15:51 PM PDT by doc1019 (Fred Thompson '08)
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To: bill1952
And the reason for the increase in violent crime is?

I'll give you one guess, first a hint, there is a business called Omaha meat packing operation there, need another hint? It's not two far from several others. So you answer may start with ill..... is that a big enough hint?

19 posted on 08/10/2007 7:22:45 PM PDT by org.whodat (What's the difference between a Democrat and a republican????)
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To: Vor Lady

This Mayor is also a member of Bloomberg’s anti-gun front group, “Mayor’s Against Illegal Guns” . Everyone should check the list to see if their mayor is a member of this insidious group .


20 posted on 08/10/2007 7:29:28 PM PDT by Neu Pragmatist
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To: doc1019

Check it out.

http://www.nsp.state.ne.us/FindFile.asp?ID=1587


21 posted on 08/10/2007 7:33:05 PM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: Disambiguator

Q


22 posted on 08/10/2007 7:36:14 PM PDT by doc1019 (Fred Thompson '08)
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To: Vor Lady

Because gun violence is worse than all other kinds of violence. The victims suffer more when they’re shot than when they’re beaten to death, or stabbed, or run over by cars.


23 posted on 08/10/2007 7:48:33 PM PDT by Hardastarboard (DemocraticUnderground.com is an internet hate site.)
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To: Heartland Mom

I was in the USAF and stationed near Omaha (Elkhorn actually) in the late 80’s. I distinctly remember North Omaha having gang issues back then. Its probably worse now, but its not an new problem.


24 posted on 08/10/2007 9:57:51 PM PDT by kb2614 (Hell hath no fury than a bureaucrat scorned)
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To: Heartland Mom

Maybe it’s time for your local city attorney to start filing some gang injunctions and your legislators to add some gang enhancements to your state penal code, if absent. My family was once from Omaha, and it was a nice, safe town back then, someplace I would have wanted to raise kids. Now, I hear it’s full of LA gang imtators or exiles, moving on to bigger and better areas in which to be the very best thugs they can be.


25 posted on 08/10/2007 10:03:50 PM PDT by Mjaye (Some folks close their mouth only long enough to change feet.)
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To: kb2614
was in the USAF and stationed near Omaha (Elkhorn actually) in the late 80’s. I distinctly remember North Omaha having gang issues back then. Its probably worse now, but its not an new problem.

Night and day. It's like comparing West Side Story to MS-13.

26 posted on 08/10/2007 10:24:59 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (No buy China!!)
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To: VeniVidiVici
In other words, its worse now. Waaaayyyy worse.

West Side Story?? I would have prefered The Warriors as an analogy, but I get the point. ;-)
27 posted on 08/10/2007 11:46:58 PM PDT by kb2614 (Hell hath no fury than a bureaucrat scorned)
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To: Right Wing Assault

I am sure the majority of these shootings involve American citizens in Northeast Omaha. “African” American citizens that is.


28 posted on 08/11/2007 7:10:16 AM PDT by activationproducts
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To: Heartland Mom
culture

When I moved here in the early 90s, we had no gangs here. Now they are running amok. Illegals are everywhere. Drugs are another big factor. Drive bys and acts of violence like this are increasing by the day. Many younger people don’t value human life.

And America expected what from the NEA and the American educational system?

To teach math, science, reading, writing, and the pride and dignity of the values of Western civilization and America’s stunning achievements in the world?

Nope. Its all multicultural diversity training and the loving embrace of every perverted and disgusting habit of man.

Sorry, students haven’t gone through twelve years of public school for nothing.

They’ve learned one thing and perhaps only one thing during those twelve years.
They’ve forgotten their algebra, they’ve grown to fear and resent literature, they write like they’ve been lobotomized, but Jesus, can they follow orders!

Students don’t ask that orders make sense because they gave up expecting things to make sense long before they left elementary school.

Things are true because the teacher says they’re true. Outside class, things are true to your tongue, your fingers, your stomach, your heart.
Inside class, things are true by reason of authority, and that’s just fine because you don’t care anyway.
Miss Wiedemeyer tells you a noun is a person, place or thing, so let it be.
You don’t give a rat’s ass; she doesn’t give a rat’s ass.

The only important thing is to please her, and that lesson follows right through College. - cooperate and graduate as your professors tear down everthing good and noble in American history to replace it with their "agenda for change."
Back in kindergarten, you found out that teachers only love children who stand in nice straight lines.
And that’s where it’s been at ever since.
Nothing changes except to get worse, as those students now vote as they are ordered to vote, and believe what the MSM tells them to believe.

The Matrix is here.

A great job of ruining America by the NEA and the public education system.

29 posted on 08/12/2007 6:43:08 AM PDT by bill1952 ("All that we do is done with an eye towards something else.")
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To: bill1952
And the reason for the increase in violent crime is?

I don't read the Weird-Herald so I can only guess it has something to do with the temperatures and large numbers of "undocumented workers."

30 posted on 08/12/2007 7:11:23 PM PDT by Vor Lady (Through the gates of Hell, as we make our way toward Heaven....Primo Victoria!)
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To: Right Wing Assault
Any American citizens involved here?

Always an important question in Omaha!

31 posted on 08/12/2007 7:14:10 PM PDT by Vor Lady (Through the gates of Hell, as we make our way toward Heaven....Primo Victoria!)
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To: Neu Pragmatist

Thanks for your info about the anti-gun mayor list. I’m not surprised about Fahey as he is a liberal Dem.

He’s known for squirrelly ideas. When elected he promised no more potholes. His solution, don’t plow the snow; just use salt. Worked great the first year of office as there was little snow. Not so well after that!


32 posted on 08/12/2007 7:17:44 PM PDT by Vor Lady (Through the gates of Hell, as we make our way toward Heaven....Primo Victoria!)
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To: c-b 1

If I’m not mistaken, Omaha requires its citizens to get a city permit before they can buy a handgun.


33 posted on 08/12/2007 7:19:13 PM PDT by RabidBartender (Al-Qaeda doesn't need an intelligence network. They have the U.S. media.)
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To: Vor Lady

Yes , there are fools from both parties in this anti-freedom group. It’s important for people to know if their mayor is part of Doomberg’s anti-gun goon squad .


34 posted on 08/12/2007 7:20:34 PM PDT by Neu Pragmatist
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To: RabidBartender

The state requires citizens to get a permit to buy handguns. If one lives in Douglas County (Omaha Metro) then one has to buy the gun, take the sales reciept to the Omaha PD and get it approved, then one takes the sales reciept back to the dealer and picks up one’s gun. The theory being that all the handguns kept in the city proper will be registered.

Theoretically the buy permit tells the dealers that a back ground check has been done.


35 posted on 08/12/2007 7:28:37 PM PDT by Vor Lady (Through the gates of Hell, as we make our way toward Heaven....Primo Victoria!)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

I agree. Fahey has been a embarssment for the city of Omaha in the last few years and come 2009 the citizens of Omaha need to throw his incompetent butt out.


36 posted on 09/01/2007 2:37:05 PM PDT by billiefan2000
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