Judge Dougherty slams repeat offender

01/28/14
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In 2011 James Hiskett was sentenced to a maximum of 1 year for Felony Theft.

Thanks to automatic “good time” early release, he was a free man just 2 days later.

That next year, Hiskett was arrested by Omaha Police for committing 3 armed robberies in West Omaha.

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Texas Hold’s em.. if they are bad. Part 4

01/28/14
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Remember….the “Texas Prison Model” has been touted by local politicians as the gold standard in prison reform.

Recall the imaginary scenario we laid out in part 2.

Imagine two armed robbers.

Both knock over a liquor store.
Both are armed.
Both are convicted.

The only difference being one robbery took place in Houston TX and the other took place in Omaha NE.

The Texas robber gets 10 years.
The Nebraska robber gets 7 to 10 years.

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Child Molester to enjoy automatic “good time” early release

01/27/14
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In 2012, then 25 year old John Gutierrez was arrested for 1st Degree Sexual Assault on a Child.

He was facing 20 years to life in prison.

Court records at the time alleged:

-Gutierrez’s female victim was under age 12.
-Gutierrez sexually penetrated the young girl.

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Texas Hold’s em.. if they are bad. Part 3

01/26/14
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Remember….the “Texas Prison Model” has been touted by local politicians as the gold standard in prison reform.

Recall the imaginary scenario we laid out in part 2.

Imagine two armed robbers.

Both knock over a liquor store.
Both are armed.
Both are convicted.

The only difference being one robbery took place in Houston TX and the other took place in Omaha NE.

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Sacramento “baton death” – the rest of the story

01/26/14
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As we have said many times here at Omahapoa.com:

  • Video rarely tells the whole story
  • Police work is rarely pretty to watch.

In order to illustrate that, we posted a recent “caught on cellphone” video of a use of force incident which occurred in Sacramento last year.

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Video shows man struck by baton. Man dies.

01/25/14
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As we have been discussing for some time, video rarely tells the whole story and police use of force is rarely “pretty” to watch.

Let’s look at a recent “caught on tape” incident involving the Sacramento Police Department last year.

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Texas Hold’s em.. if they are bad. (Part 2)

01/24/14
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So for purposes of easy illustration and explanation we are going to imagine two armed robbers.

Both knock over a liquor store.
Both are armed.
Both are convicted.

The only difference being one robbery took place in Houston TX and the other in Omaha NE.

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Texas Hold’s em… if they are “bad” (part 1)

01/23/14
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Over the past year we have heard an awful lot about about “Texas”.

How Texas avoided $1.5 Billion in prison construction costs.

How Texas avoided $350 Million in operating costs by not having to build a new prison.

How Texas dropped its crime rate.

All because of these magical words..

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Police work, like medicine, rarely a spectator sport.

01/23/14
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“Use of force” happens with regularity.

Police officers use force on combative and resistive suspects just as the surgeon uses the scalpel to slice into human flesh and organs.

And…similar to the use of the surgeon’s scalpel, police use of force is rarely pretty to watch.

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Officer Canterbury Reinstated, Use of Force Never The Issue:

01/22/14
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As reported already by various media outlets, Officer Canterbury has been reinstated.  This ruling is the product of a fair and impartial hearing in which all of the facts of the case were presented.  This case was never about excessive force, as can clearly be seen in the arbitration ruling, as well as from statements previously made by County Attorney Don Kleine.

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Beware the “Grandparent Scam”!

01/18/14
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According to the Omaha Police Department PIO office, the “Grandparent Scam” is again victimizing folks in the Omaha metro area.

Watch and listen to an actual “grandparent scam” go down.

You won’t believe it.

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“The 45th and Bedford 5″

01/18/14
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“A few pesky questions….”

..about the “45th and Bedford – Five”

So here’s what we know, based on news accounts.

5 suspects have been arrested to date in connection with the stolen vehicle used to kill beautiful little Payton Benson.

Some of the suspects have also been charged with Felony weapons offenses.

According to prosecutors, ALL FIVE are known gang members.

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“We will fight!”

01/17/14
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When it comes to reforming automatic “good time” early release, Sen. Ashford reportedly tells the Governor..

“WE WILL FIGHT”!

Read more at Nebraska Watchdog.

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Adonus Moses – “good time” recipient

01/17/14
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According to media reports, three suspects have been arrested in connection with the stolen vehicle believed to have been associated with the murder of Payton Benson.

According to news reports, Adonus R. Moses, 22, Vincent V. Hicks, 20 and Jaylen Montgomery, 18, have been arrested for Felony Receiving Stolen Property.

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Wise words

01/17/14
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Timeless words.

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