September 10 near Hammond Eric Krieg is the Lake County Republican that ran, and lost, to George Van Til for Lake County Surveyor in 2012. At the time, Krieg's loss was especially painful for him, considering he ran against GVT while he was under investigation by the FBI. Obviously not the best situation for GVT to campaign under, yet George easily won reelection against Krieg.
For some reason, The Times' editors feel that Mr. Krieg's point of views, regarding regional policing, are important enough to print his thoughts in the Opinion section of today's paper. What makes Krieg, a failed Republican candidate for Lake County Surveyor, who lives in Munster, an expert on crime control in North Lake County?
Here's an sample of Mr. Krieg's thoughts on crime control in Gary:
It is somewhat clear why there’s a spike in murders in Gary: Something is going on with the drug gangs. It is one gang member killing another. Gary residents know who committed these murders. If they informed the police, the murderers would be off the streets. But Gary residents refuse to help the police. Why should outsiders help those who don’t help themselves?
It's becoming much more clear to me on how Eric Krieg lost to GVT by such a wide margin.
Fowlerandthemailman On Wjob have to admit I read that this morning and my mouth dropped open. The outrage isn't that authorities throughout the county are cooperating for everyones benefit, its that the state of Indiana hasn't offered any meaningfull assistance to the effort September 10 at 2:56pm · Like
Connie George Sikora Rob, I am a lifelong Hammond resident and I HAVE the "means to leave" but have chosen to stay. Where you live does not change the person you are, its geography. I was taught that "if you cant be part of the solution, then you are part of the problem. If you are not part of the solution, then get out of the way of those that are trying!" September 10 at 3:16pm · Like · 2
Matt Doran Perhaps I can explain to Eric what this program does. It uses police from other cities to police "trivial crimes". This frees up GARY POLICE to do the hard cleaning of their city! Would you rather have outside police put in harms way and go after the g...See More September 10 at 4:32pm · Like
Once again, nothing but Bleedin' Heart defenses of the STOP Team. Nobody with a hard head can defend this thing?Steve Fowler am suprised that kreig didnt have his tin foil hat on in the pic September 12 at 9:40am · Like
And why doesn't anyone ask Gary to "help out"? They had no debt. Hammond has $100 million in debt. Gary actually has more resources to devote to police than Hammond does.