Skip to comments.Mayor outlines ideas to quell Omaha gun violence
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 ...
How’s your rounding skills today? News from the Neborg.
And the reason for the increase in violent crime is?
I think they meant the 31 people in July plus the 7 more this month.
Organized government is proving itself ineffective. Too PC.
Are citizens of Oklahoma allowed to carry?
Damn guns! They are really out of control. They all need to be locked up.
Any American citizens involved here?
It’s not GUN violence, it’s GANG violence. Get a handle on the gangs, and the “gun problem” will lessen.
Were all these shots criminal, or were there some self-defense rounds fired? Not ALL gunshot wounds are undeserved...
“Are citizens of Oklahoma allowed to carry?”
For another take on the OK CCW.
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.
Oklahoma? Omaha is in Nebraska.
“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.
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.
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?
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?
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 .
Check it out.
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.
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.
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.
Night and day. It's like comparing West Side Story to MS-13.
I am sure the majority of these shootings involve American citizens in Northeast Omaha. “African” American citizens that is.
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.
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."
Always an important question in Omaha!
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!
If I’m not mistaken, Omaha requires its citizens to get a city permit before they can buy a handgun.
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 .
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.
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.