If you had attended the most recent meeting of the Terre Haute Human Relations Commission you might have expected a rather uneventful hour, but you would have been wrong. It was an hour filled with misrepresentations, awkward moments of confrontation, and bold faced lies. Rumors had been spreading that our city's legal department sent out … Continue reading An Awkward Meeting
When people who have lived in Terre Haute all their lives see corruption, their first response is commonly, "that's just the way it's always been." Many have heard Terre Haute called "sin city" or "terrible haute" more times than they can count. If you pair that with what seems to be a nearly total gridlock … Continue reading Can Terre Haute Change?
Originally posted August 15, 2018 Last night Vigo County Sheriff Greg Ewing stood before the County Council and presented newspaper articles from 1980 when an 80 bed jail was built, and 2001 when a 270 bed jail was built. He did this, not to prove how broken our justice system is, but to persuade our … Continue reading A Vision Barred
Appearances can be deceiving. After publishing the first article in this series several people reached out to me about issues they saw in the community that look “shady.” One of the shadiest looking examples was the city’s recent purchase of the old Tribune Star building by Garmong Construction. The beacon public access website shows that … Continue reading Something Stinks: A Second Look
An acquaintance of mine recently suggested that “active shooter drills” in schools are just like the Cold War, except the Soviets are us. His comment reminded me of a news story I had just seen. A middle school in Florida partnered with their local police department in conducting a real-life active shooter drill, with police … Continue reading The Power of Fear