by P. J. McNeal, The Chicago Times
September 22, 2021
CROWN POINT, IN — Criminals from Chicago are targeting Indiana, but unlike Chicago where Police are told to stand down, Indiana police are saying no to criminals and throwing them in jail.
As Chicago criminals steal cars and cross the Indiana line there has been an increase in criminal activity in Indiana. The news is full of stories of drive-by shootings, homicides, and burglaries. The stink and scum of Chicago are starting to soil our Hoosier neighbor. Our politicians should be embarrassed.
Sheriff Martinez of Lake County explained that criminals get away with a lot in Chicago, but Indiana law enforcement will fight back by actually chasing criminals, catching criminals, and throwing criminals in jail. The weak policies of Chicago, which now terrorize residents, will not stand in Indiana.
The Lake County Indiana Sheriff’s Department has already had 84 pursuits this year.
In total, they had 95 in 2020. They apprehended and arrested criminals in half of the cases this year.
Illinois State Police have a much stricter pursuit policy than Indiana. Troopers must evaluate risk using a 14-point checklist. They cannot also pursue traffic violations, whereas Indiana State Police can, depending on the severity of the offense.
In Chicago, officers are not allowed to pursue a vehicle unless it has been approved by a supervisor, who must determine whether the risk of a chase outweighs the risk of letting someone flee.
The weakness of Chicago politicians to face crime problems will only further destroy this once great city.