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Et tu, Omaha?

And I used to think you were cool:

Omaha’s tough new anti-smoking ordinance banning the practice in nearly all public places comes with an even tougher enforcement policy.

The Nebraska city’s elected leaders and police department are urging residents who see violations to call the 9-1-1 emergency system for an immediate response. …

Douglas County Emergency director Mark Conrey said people should not call 9-1-1 every time they see someone light up in a restricted area. He said the very idea threatens Douglas County’s emergency system.

But, even after Conrey’s concerns, Omaha police insisted residents should use 9-1-1 to report smoking law violators.

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Whatever happened to the live-and-let-live West? I hate to tell you, Omaha, but you’re in danger of turning into tight-ass Los Angeles. And that’s just sad.

(Pictured: Omaha native Montgomery Clift)

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