Omaha. A national model for fixing problems.

07/28/14
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The national debt has soared past $16 Trillion…

Social Security is set to run dry in 2033…

…and our national politicians continue to squabble and essentially do nothing while the problems only grow bigger.

Meanwhile in Omaha…

We are actually fixing our challenges.

Together.

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Repeat, repeat, repeat offender going back to prison.

07/26/14
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In 2006, then 18 year old Marcquese “Quezy” (pronounced Queasy?) Petties was sentenced to 1 and a half years to 2 and a half years for Robbery.

Thanks to automatic “good time” early release, he was released 7 months later.

In 2009, Petties was convicted of two counts of DV Assault and sentenced to 2 years.

With automatic good time he was out in 10 months.

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Robber will enjoy early release

07/25/14
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Last December, Deshawn Jackson was charged with Robbery, an offense that carries a possible sentence of up to 50 years.

In March, Jackson requested to have the case transferred to juvenile court, but later pled guilty once the Robbery charge was reduced to *Attempted* Robbery.

Judge Schatz convicted Jackson and sentenced him last month to 3 to 5 years in prison.

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Armed Robber to enjoy early release.

07/23/14
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In January, Robert McCraney and a coconspirator robbed a local South West Omaha cabbie at gunpoint.

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Busting Burglars and Car Thieves…

07/22/14
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…It’s not as easy as you might think.

A recent story in the Omaha World Herald highlighted the recent decrease in clearance rates for Burglaries and Auto Thefts in Omaha.

Yesterday we discussed the challenges with maintaining a high clearance rate when so many other participants within the CJ system (other than cops and prosecutors) seem bound and determined to release these so called “non violent offenders” as soon as possible.

Another challenge to maintaining high clearance rates is Nebraska’s – and by extension Omaha’s – extremely restrictive laws and policies pertaining to property crime felons who flee from police in a vehicle.

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Are crime trends the fault of the cops?

07/20/14
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It’s rare when we here at OmahaPOA.com report on so called “non-violent offenders”.

We prefer to focus our attention on violent offenders and gang members.

But today’s article in the Omaha World Herald has prompted us to direct our attention otherwise for a bit.

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Watch how “Jay Walking” turns into a Felony arrest!

07/02/14
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Police work is like sausage.

Most people love to chomp down on a tasty brat…

But..
Most wouldn’t want to see how it’s made.
The recent arrest – caught on tape – of an Arizona State University professor being arrested is just the latest evidence of the fact that even when done “perfectly” police work is rarely enjoyable to watch.
Let’s break down the video.

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Double Tree Downtown Melee

06/29/14
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So earlier, on our FB page, we posted an image to represent the melee last night at the downtown Doubletree.

Some loyal readers wanted to see actual footage.

Ask and ye shall receive..

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Alma Foster… Give us taxpayers a break

06/25/14
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Alma Foster just doesn’t seem to get it…

In May of 2013, Felon Alma Foster was arrested for being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Felony Possession of a Stolen Firearm.

She was facing up to 70 years in Prison

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Brutal Robbery Caught on Tape

06/21/14
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Security cameras capture the sheer brutality of the violent criminal element that cops and innocent law abiding citizens must endure every day.

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Did Rashad Turner get an even better deal than we think?

06/19/14
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We will never know…

It’s “none of your business” according to state law makers.

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Defaced firearm fondler out in 3 days

06/19/14
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Last month, Rashad Turner stood in front of Judge Gary Randall waiting to hear his fate after being convicted of Possession of a Defaced Firearm.

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Felony Assault Convict gets 5 years probation

06/13/14
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In December of 2012, court records indicate that Lester Kent committed a 2nd Degree Felony Assault against a victim.

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Things seen on patrol…

06/08/14
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Omaha drone?

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Things heard in a flash flood: “Yes I need McDonalds!”

06/04/14
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Interesting report from an OPOA member working yesterday’s weather event:

While OPD officers were diligently responding to flash flooding calls and scrambling to numerous calls for citizen rescues yesterday….

One citizen – who lived just down the street from rising flood waters – opted to instead drive through a police barricade.

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