“Back to da slammer!”

Back to da O!

In February, 25 year old Jeremy T. Baker was sentenced by Judge Michael Coffey to 3 years in Prison for being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm and 1 year (to be served concurrently) for Felony Possession of Meth.

At the time of his violation, Baker was recently out on parole for Felony Theft, and apparently quite excited about it too as evidenced by his Facebook post which bragged that he was …

“Back to da O!”

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Ever wonder why some gas stations hire off duty officers?


Well, there you go…

( Warning!  Extreme violence and profanity!  Viewer discretion advised!)

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The Juvenile Justice System. From the perspective of a street cop.



An anonymous Patrol Officer


The young offender in question just turned 16 earlier this year.

He began his criminal career in 2008, with an assault. He was given diversion.

He somehow managed to avoid arrests until 2012 when he was charged with yet another assault.

Two weeks after the assault arrest, he was arrested yet again for unlawful occupancy (being a passenger in a stolen car) and was placed on juvenile probation.

The Juvenile Probation order requires him to attend school.

Now begins the young offender’s “break out year” of 2013.

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Judge Mark Ashford tried his best to crush a Sexual Offender..


..but is limited by automatic “good time” laws that Lincoln REFUSES to reform.

In July of last year, repeat Felon Bud Christensen attempted to sexually assault a woman while holding her against her will, all the while allegedly using a weapon.

In February, Christensen pled guilty, apparently in exchange for the weapon charge being dropped.

The two remaining charges – Attempted 2nd Degree Sexual Assault and 1st Degree False Imprisonment – each only carry a maximum of 5 years for each conviction.

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Four Time Felon To Enjoy “Good Time”….Again. Avoids Habitual Criminal Conviction.

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In June of last year, 29 year old James Ellerbruch was driving a stolen car down I-80 when an Omaha Police Officer attempted to pull him over.
Being in a stolen ride was the least of Ellerbruch’s concerns.Ellerbruch also had multiple felony warrants for his arrest, one of which was for violating his parole.

As Ellerbruch attempted to flee, he slammed the stolen car into an innocent motorist, seriously injuring her.

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“Fountain Lion!”


So in our last post about the Gov’s veto of pay raises for Probation Officers, loyal reader Bob Peabody responded:

“Huge mistake by the governor! Why is it that we can’t get our elected officials to focus on real issues rather than on fountains and mountain lions.”

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Governor Vetoes Pay Raises for Underpaid Nebraska Probation Officers.


Will this cut be more lucrative for us, the taxpayers?

Or for the criminals?

Governor Heineman has uncapped his red veto pen in the waning days of the current legislative session.

Some of the vetoes, like cutting money to build decorative fountains in the state capital, strike us as responsible.

That said, in our view, cutting the money allocated for much needed pay raises for Nebraska Probation Officers was not only a mistake, it was short sighted and bad public policy.

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Putting the prison cart ahead of the horse?


Prison “reform” bill gets first round approval from your Senators.

Does NOT include reforms to automatic “Good Time” laws..

…even for violent offenders like Nikko Jenkins.

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Mganga Mganga, Robber Robber

Mganga Mganga

Mganga Mganga…

Repeat name, repeat robber.

Between October 2013 and January 2014, 17 year old Mganga Mganga robbed three seperate Omaha businesses.

Each time he was armed with a knife.

This week, on March 27th, he committed yet another robbery when he decided to carjack a woman in midtown Omaha with a replica shotgun.

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Proposed Juvenile Justice Rewrite Unpopular with Voters


The Omaha POA is releasing results from a recent 500 voter scientific survey which focused on numerous public safety issues impacting Omaha.

Included in the survey was questions pertaining to Senator Bob Krist’s proposed juvenile justice reform bill.

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DaJuan’s drawing


Recently, night shift officers responded to a South Omaha home to attempt to locate an assault suspect.

The suspect was not discovered.

Unfortunately, the officers did discover little 5 children living in a house strewn with cat/dog feces, no food in the fridge, and rotten food with flies/maggots all over the kitchen counters and floor.

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The joke’s on us…


No “Good Time” reform OR Supervised Release.

Read the story in today’s Omaha World Herald on the status of “prison reform”.

Snippets from the the story (which you really must read in its entirety):

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Killer will be free in less than 4 years.


A few days before Christmas of 2012, father of four – Thomas Milton – was loading his kids’ gifts into his car.

Unfortunately for Milton, he decided to park in Victor Gray’s parking spot while doing so.

A decision that would ultimately cost him his life.

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Southeast Patrol Officers Save Young Family!


Last week, SE Precinct Officers were dispatched to 1518 Z Street regarding a  burglary in progress.

The female caller observed two suspicious parties outside her home.

One knocked at the front door for a protracted period of time. After the knocking stopped, the female caller observed two parties near the back door. These parties were donning gloves.

The female caller then dials 911 nearly simultaneously to the suspects forcing entry via the backdoor.

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Experts say Nebraska needs more prisons

Sen. Ashford and Gov. Hieneman

Prison experts say ~ “Nebraska needs to build more prison space.”

Nebraska leaders say ~ “No”.

Read the Omaha World Herald story here

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