At Least We Aren't Gary
- Seven people killed on the streets of Gary in less than one week.
A pair of teens were shot to death Thursday morning — in broad daylight — at a suspected drug house on the city's West Side.
Later, the police commission quietly acknowledged six resignations from the force. The official police roster carries 204 names, spokesman Sgt. Thomas Decanter said, but that includes at least six who are off on extended sick leave.
Homicides are up 71 percent compared with last year this time. Thirty-six people dead from violent acts so far in 2015.
And that is with a force of under 200 individuals. They're due for a raise of nearly 20% in an attempt to stop the exodus of officers, but it'll probably take a lot more - it's Gary after all.