State police could make better use of their time

2013-09-26T00:05:00Z State police could make better use of their time
September 26, 2013 12:05 am

Every day I see a line of four to five state police cars lined up along the on ramp of the Borman Expressway and Calumet Avenue. Is this Indiana's idea of serve and protect or the latest revenue drive? They are there all the time and I wonder if their time couldn't be more wisely spent.

Perhaps they could help the Hammond Police Department. My house was robbed twice two years ago, shortly after I moved in. I found their cellphone in the doorway complete with pictures of money and guns (big guns) laid out on a table.

No, they were never caught. In fact, the detectives apparently never followed up or investigated. They had fingerprints of the owner of the cellphone and pictures of several thugs. One of those pictured was wearing the winter gloves I also found in my home. Not even a follow-up by anybody.

Seems to me that both the police and the state police have better things to do than to sit in a row on the on ramp. 

- Monica DeLorenzo, Hammond

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