Violence in the Big O!

By: Mr. Wilson on August 21, 2008
Another day, another shooting in the big O. This time a police officer was on the receiving end of a bullet. O! If Omaha isn't careful, they're going to go from The Big O! to The Big Bullseye! I don't think that would work as well from a marketing standpoint.


See what your friends and neighbors have to say about this.

August 21, 2008 at 1:41PM

Love the logo! We already are the Big Bullseye, and have been for a while.

Gun violence has gotten out of hand in the Big O the past few years. I dont’ have the time, but it would be interesting to compare Omaha’s crime statistics to similar sized cities.

August 21, 2008 at 2:06PM

Y’all ain’t got nothin’ on Topeeka.

Mr. Wilson
August 21, 2008 at 2:12PM

It’s just a quick glance, but this page indicates that Omaha ranges from Average to above average in the crime categories listed there.

Lincoln’s stats bounce around quite a bit.

August 21, 2008 at 4:53PM

Great logo, Mr. W. I think you’ve got a little cartoonist in you.

As long as the city continues with its policy of no accountability for the police department, I think it will only get worse.

August 21, 2008 at 5:28PM

I’ll bite; as I don’t follow Omaha politics all that closely, could you elaborate on what you mean by “no accountability for [Omaha’s] police department”?

Dave K
August 21, 2008 at 6:06PM

I’m going to guess that Neal think it’s OPD’s fault that people are getting shot.  I’m proud of Neal, since that’s a step up from blaming it on the gun.

August 21, 2008 at 6:09PM

I believe he’s referring to the fact that OPD got rid of the Omaha Police Auditor position. The widely held belief is that this position would police the police. Whether or not it worked is up for debate, but the OPD took a pretty bad PR hit for getting rid of the position.

Last I heard they may reinstate the Auditor position.

August 21, 2008 at 6:51PM

Christopher’s already mentioned part of it

Mr. T
August 21, 2008 at 11:14PM

Thanks for that insight Neal. Interesting stuff.

August 22, 2008 at 8:14PM

Where can I get t-shirts with that most appropriate logo?

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