Indiana Police Say No To Chicago Crime Incursions

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.


by The Chicago Times Staff

August 29, 2021

HAMMOND, IN — After two students were shot on Friday, high school and middle school students in Hammond will attend class remotely on Monday.

“As we prepare for the start of the week, we want to assure families that School City of Hammond takes any threat of violence seriously and works directly with the Hammond Police Department to investigate any weapons claims in our school buildings.” according to a district official.

On Friday afternoon, two students were shot near Hammond Central High School and were taken to the hospital in stable condition.  On Friday night, one suspect was apprehended.  On Monday, elementary schools will reopen.  According to the district, classes will resume in person on Tuesday, with additional security measures in place.


by The Chicago Times Staff

July 7, 2021

TERRE HAUTE, IN — A police officer in western Indiana was shot and killed near a federal building on Wednesday, just hours after a Chicago officer and two federal agents were shot while working undercover.

Terre Haute Police Department Sgt. Ryan Adamson confirmed the officer’s death on Twitter.

The officer’s name has not been released because the officer’s family has not been notified.

The shooting happened outside a federal office building behind the Vigo County Courthouse, according to the Tribune-Star.

Around 5:50 a.m., one Chicago police officer and two undercover Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) agents were shot, according to Chicago authorities.

According to CPD, the three officers were in the same unmarked undercover vehicle attempting to enter the freeway when they were shot from the street.


by The Chicago Times Staff

June 17, 2021

INDIANA — On Thursday, a 3.8 magnitude earthquake rocked western Indiana near the Illinois border, according to the US Geological Survey.  The quake struck at 3:18 p.m., about 2 miles west of Bloomingdale in Parke County, according to the federal agency.  The quake struck at a depth of around 1.9 miles beneath the Earth’s surface, according to the USGS.  Residents in the northern, central, and southern parts of Indiana reported feeling the tremor on the USGS website.  Residents in Illinois and southern Michigan said they felt the tremor as well.  Residents in Fort Wayne, Indiana, on the state’s northeastern border, also reported feeling the tremor.