It happened Again! More” Krist Kids”

02/17/14
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It happened AGAIN!

More Armed and Dangerous Teenagers!

More “Krist Kids”!

Late Friday night, diligent officers from the Northeast Precinct observed a stolen vehicle northbound on 36th St from Grand Ave. 

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Under “Krist Plan” gang membership no longer a consideration

02/17/14
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Under the proposed “Krist Amendment”….certain things will NO LONGER be statutory considerations for purposes of attempts to transfer a case to or from Juvenile Court to District Court.

Current statutory considerations being ELIMINATED by the “Krist proposal”-

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Criminals simply walk away from Omaha prison!

02/14/14
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So we stumbled across this story from WOWT.

A male robbery inmate and female violent kidnapping inmate decided to simply traipse away from prison and luckily are soon caught

The story was reported with a slight “Valentines day” humorous bend.

Things quickly become a lot less funny when you look at offender Darrell Howard’s criminal background.

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Let’s Solve Janee Hadan’s Murder!

02/13/14
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It’s been nearly two months since Janee Hadan was shot to death in the parking lot of Passions bar near 108th and Q.

No arrests – for her murder anyways – have been made.

It’s time to run down some of the publicly accessible facts of the case to help jog some memories.

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“Good Time” hearing a terrifying glimpse into state’s failure

02/13/14
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Yesterday’s hearing on automatic “good time” early release confirmed a few things that the Omaha POA has been advocating for a long time:

1) Our prison system is a catastrophically overloaded, under-funded mess.

2) The state of Nebraska has done an abysmal job of providing rehabilitation options, even for inmates who truly want to try to change.

3) When it comes to crime, “Lincoln” just doesn’t get it. They are shockingly out of touch. Even more so than we originally thought.

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“Police work”…..rarely pretty to watch.

02/11/14
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In our ongoing quest to prove the point that police work is rarely – if ever – pretty to watch…

(even when done perfectly)

…..we present to you, our loyal followers,  YET ANOTHER “caught on camera” use of force incident.

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Man Assaults Cat! Then Assaults Officer!

02/10/14
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Man assaults cat.

Police called.

Man flees.

Officer finds man.

Man assaults officer.

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Another Young, Armed Robber!

02/10/14
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Another citizen robbed by an armed, juvenile criminal!

On Saturday in broad daylight, a 44 year old Omaha woman – guilty of nothing more than wanting to buy groceries for her family – became the latest victim of an armed, youthful criminal.

We might add, the very same type of violent youthful criminals that Senator Bob Krist wants to award an automatic “Golden Ticket” to the warm embrace of Juvenile Court as opposed to the possibility of Adult Felony Court.

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Why do Texas Prisons cost less than Nebraska?

02/09/14
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In Texas it costs $51 a day to incarcerate a convict in prison.

It costs a whopping $92 a day in Nebraska.

$41 more per prisoner per day in Nebraska.

An eye-popping $14,965 more per year, per prisoner.

Why?

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Platte Institute has the facts wrong.

02/06/14
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This week, the Nebraska based Platte Institute released a report detailing their recommendations on the debate over Nebraska prison reform.

The public and our elected officials deserve organizations that can provide them with facts so that we can solve challenges such as violent crime, gangs and recidivism.

Organizations – such as the Platte Institute – are operating on tax free dollars and therefore have a moral obligation to get their facts right.

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“Golden Ticket” Update!

02/05/14
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Earlier today, we told you about the Automatic “Golden Ticket” that some Senators want to give young criminals and gang members.

“Commit a serious felony? Go straight to Juvenile Court!”

During yesterday’s Douglas County Board Meeting, there was talk about a possible “compromise” on the bill.

Under possible deal, only Class IIIA and Class IV Felonies would get an automatic “Golden Ticket”.

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Will Gang Members get a “Golden Ticket”?

02/05/14
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Will the Legislature give Gang Members a “Golden Ticket”!?

Ironically, on the same day that the Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing to roll back the catastrophic “Truancy Law” that they imposed a few years back…

…they might be ready to create YET ANOTHER catastrophic “juvenile justice” law.

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Texas Hold’s em…if they are bad (Part 5)

02/04/14
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So just who does enjoy “early release” from prison in Texas?

We now all know that since 1996, violent convicts do not.

So why do local politicians continue to tout the “Texas prison reform plan” as essentially the gold standard of prison models.

For example, in a 2011 special report prepared for the state of Nebraska, the Platte Institute (founded by and previously led by a current gubernatorial candidate) pointed to Texas as a “helpful model” for Nebraska prison reform.

The report was entitled “Controlling Costs and Protecting Public Safety in the Cornhusker State”.

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We have a problem…

02/01/14
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A recent report claimed that Omaha has the highest rate of black murder in the nation.

This statistic should come as the latest – and hopefully biggest – bucket of ice cold water dumped onto the collective heads of our community.

A wake up call.

Folks…

..We have a problem.

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I will never forget her name

01/30/14
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 Officer Dennis Sexton

OPOA – Treasurer

I will never forget her name.  And I will never forget the picture of her included in the story linked below.  Because I need that picture to substitute for the memory I have in mybrain, the one where I’m in the ambulance with her, holding her wounded head because the medical personnel can’t find a neck brace big enough for her tiny, 5 year-old body; the memory of her still breathing (her labored, staggered breathing that would be the breaths that would be her last). 

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