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Old 12-04-2009, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Omaha Nebraska and dreamland when I am sleeping
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Teen Shot Outside Omaha Hoops Event - Omaha News Story - KETV Omaha (http://www.ketv.com/news/21803561/detail.html - broken link)
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Old 12-04-2009, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Omaha Nebraska and dreamland when I am sleeping
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I BTW am a Omaha North High grad and proud of it

and I am upset at the maligning of our school by some

and by the criminals who seem to be trying to cause trouble for Omaha North High and also Omaha Benson High
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Old 07-22-2010, 10:17 PM
 
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The schools themselves are great - North is an Engineering Magnet and Benson is an Academic Research and Innovation Magnet. The neighborhoods around the schools are poor, and I say that having been bussed to Walnut Hill, Kellom, Druid Hill, McMillan and North, and also going to Central, Bryan, and South ('94). 20 years ago I thought Bryan and South were actually rougher than North based on my experiences, but I felt safer in the surrounding neighborhoods. Of course, that was when the "SOBs", or South Omaha Boys, European immigrant descendants, mostly polish, german, in my case Irish, still ran the near south side and not the Mexicans.
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Old 05-07-2016, 03:09 AM
 
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What a shocker!?! How can there still be those that don't acknowledge the violence that has alays been rampant? I remember shootings back in the 70s, 80s, and 90s in North Omaha especially Benson. Recently, I had a friend that has lived in Omaha for 40 years....wow never got the chance to escape!...send me a pic out his window of a prostitute doing biz in the alley behind his house. 60th & Maple!!!! Omahans will hide all these "issues"....if not who would live there?
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Old 05-07-2016, 10:12 AM
 
Location: Nebraska
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Omaha has always been a city full of vice and crime. Read the book "OMAHA: A DiRTY LITTLE TOWN". I can't remember the name of the author but he did a good job in his research.

Omaha is a River Town and also a major center of Rail traffic. Add in two main Interstate highways and it is a hub of activity for both legal and illegal activity Back in my youth I lived in Eastern Colorado. The main market for meat animals was Denver but if enough of the producers pooled their resources the prices they got in Omaha were much better than Denver. One of my Great Uncles made the trip many times baby sitting a load of beef headed to Omaha. I over heard a few of the stories he told my Dad and other Male relatives about these trips. He was single so he automatically was the go to guy for these trips. Big city temptations were just too much for the local married guys.

Judge Van Pelt has written a couple books about the seamier side of Lincoln. Another very interesting book written by a former Sheriff, Judge and other political jobs.
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Old 05-07-2016, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Tampa (by way of Omaha)
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Omaha has always been a city full of vice and crime.
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Old 05-07-2016, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Midwest USA
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lol right

I think that a lot of people that post on the Nebraska forum have never lived in an urban setting.
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Old 05-07-2016, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Tampa (by way of Omaha)
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lol right

I think that a lot of people that post on the Nebraska forum have never lived in an urban setting.
Kinda reminds me of this old one...

Rural Nebraskan Not Sure He Could Handle Frantic Pace Of Omaha - The Onion - America's Finest News Source
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Old 05-07-2016, 12:45 PM
 
Location: Midwest USA
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hahaha thanks for the link I needed a good laugh......and I love iceburg lettuce
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