Elkhart is a rotten place to live

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Hatin Elkhart

Elkhart, IN

#1 Oct 17, 2011
If anyone is smart they will not buy a home within city limits. It is a horrible place to raise kids and a corrupt police dept. They are constantly making ordinances that take away from homeowners rights. The police pick and choose what laws they want to enforce. Kids are made to walk long distances to school through bad weather and scary neighborhoods. There is limited activites for teens and they are constantly harassed by police if skateboard through town or on sidewalks. Kids just cannot be kids here. Why don't the police concentrate on all the drug and unsolved murder cases, home invasions, robberies, and leave the kids alone who are just out to be a kid. My child has been stopped several times and threatened for riding a skateboard through town. I mean...come on. Go after the real criminals or is going after skateboarding kids just easier????

If you are smart you will not move to this city.
joe

Louisville, CO

#2 Oct 17, 2011
I lived in elkhart all my life lived on Baldwin st Im sure glad I moved to Ky Sounds like that place is going to HELL Quick

Since: Oct 11

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#3 Oct 19, 2011
hell ya
Elkhart is Little Chicago

Elkhart, IN

#4 Oct 19, 2011
Meth heads making meth out of their homes,cars, sheds and backpacks. Gang bangers, violent illegal latino's with drinking problems, Dealer on State St. selling kids drugs--a couple blocks away from the Elkhart police dept by the way. Kids are robbing kids with guns, kids are robbing people. And the cops ticket the kids for walking down the railroad tracks after school. I think the police dept needs to set their priorities straight. They dont have the time to spend wasting it on skateboarding kids or kids walking down the tracks. Elkhart is constantly making national headlines with the crime here. Very embarassing for the community and should be to the Mayor, Dick Moore.

Elkhart has a new nickname---HELLKART
Caspar the White Ghost

Elkhart, IN

#5 Oct 20, 2011
Elkhart is Little Chicago wrote:
Elkhart has a new nickname---HELLKART
That's what happens when Obama visits cities... they become Chicago ghettos!!
Ex Elkhart Res

Riverside, CA

#6 Feb 8, 2012
You'all quit whining, you should be lucky you don't live in this shithole here.

Anyone want to trade places?
joe

Louisville, CO

#7 Feb 10, 2012
I wouldnt trade elkhart for the nice place I live now Im glad i got the hell out of there When I lived there 30 years ago it wasnt that bad NOW I read about it all the time 300 miles away
river rd

Chicago, IL

#8 Feb 21, 2012
Try out roane coutny wv i just moved to goshen. It is colder but i dont have to drive thirty minutes to the closes store
shawn

United States

#12 Jul 6, 2013
Would I be stretching the truth if I said that elkhart is thee most uncomfortable place to live and raise a family.you have everything from the corrupt cops who only target minor issues because they are to lazy to tackle what's really bringing elkhart to its knees. They put a couple of blacks and a mexican on the force to smooth out what elkhart has been known for,for years and that's how should I put this??? We serve white pies only in this town! Whoever don't agree with that participates in eating the same pies... if you know what I mean. Not to meantion the courts give a man 50 years for a gram of crack. Is that really rehabilitation???. There are no jobs.the schools are bad.cops treats all the kids who want to be just kids like criminals. Its so sad..and if u want to kill someone? Do it in elkhart.. you will never get caught. If you have that special chance to leave elkhart? Don't hesitate... I moved only an hour and a half away and even though its still indiana. I feel like a million pounds have been lifted off my chest. Its just something about elkhart that makes a lot of people have no sense of hope.it snatches every ounce of ambition out of you and leaves so many people naked and feeling hopeless. Crooked police force.crooked court system and the jobs are far and inbetween. You be the judge.
shawn

United States

#13 Jul 6, 2013
Elkhart just puts me in the mind frame of one of those little towns in a steven king movie where anyone with a badge or some power is doing whatever it takes to hide the truth from the outsiders and the residents. Make sure to do all of your shopping and what not before 10pm because the whole town shuts down. Only the true monsters come out.............THE ELKHART POLICE DEPARTMENT..

Since: Mar 12

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#14 Jul 15, 2013
My hearts breaks to read all this...
There can never be any change as long as the citizen's of Elkhart do not step up and the good people take back their town and make it a good place to live...
As long as you sit back and do nothing, then you will have the issues go on and on !
I know that most of you know the issue with my Great-granddaughter Taylor Leah Hartung-Mann.
It's not just her rights that were stolen from her...there are many that have been swept under the rug and their rights have been forgot !
I would love to see the Elkhart people, the citizen of Elkhart...take back their town, go to City Hall...address your issues...
Be peaceful about it, show your children they can have a peaceful town and they can be children and have a safe place to live and play.
Exercise your rights !
Heartbroken

Paragould, AR

#15 Nov 19, 2014
I hate Elkhart. it's an evil place. My son died there.

Since: Mar 12

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#16 Nov 21, 2014
I am so sorry for your loss ! It's a pain that never goes away !
Are you talking about Elkhart IN or Elkhart AR ?

Since: Oct 12

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#17 Nov 23, 2014
Lower gas prices might help the RV industry a bit.....
Hoosier resident

Elkhart, IN

#18 Feb 4, 2015
Caspar the White Ghost wrote:
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That's what happens when Obama visits cities... they become Chicago ghettos!!
Obama is the master of disaster .He doesn't have that King Midas touch that turns things into gold,everything he touches turns into crap.But its all being done by design a smoke screen to cover what he is doing behind the scene.He said that he wanted to change us fundamentally,he is doing just that he hasn't stopped that persuit......

Since: Oct 12

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#19 Feb 4, 2015
CONSUMERS SPEND MORE, FUEL STEADY U.S. ECONOMY......THEY'RE MORE CONFIDENT AND MORE PEOPLE NOW ARE EARNING A PAYCHECK.....Wire Services (1-31-15)....Washington -- There's a good reason the U.S. economy is impressing the world right now despite a slowdown in the final three months of 2014: in a word, steadiness.....Companies have been hiring at healthy rates for the past year. Layoffs hover at historic lows. Auto sales are strong. Gas prices have sunk. Congressional budget fights have faded......AMERICANS ARE INCREASINGLY CONFIDENT.....
Hoosier by Association

Elkhart, IN

#20 Feb 24, 2015
The town doesn't make the PEOPLE!, the people make the TOWN!!....There isn't a place in the World that invokes its will upon the folks,its the folks who impose their life style upon the Place....A town can either be paradise or a nightmare its our CHOICE how we conduct ourselves, and how we treat each other in a community.

Since: Mar 12

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#21 Tuesday Apr 28
Hoosier by Association wrote:
The town doesn't make the PEOPLE!, the people make the TOWN!!....There isn't a place in the World that invokes its will upon the folks,its the folks who impose their life style upon the Place....A town can either be paradise or a nightmare its our CHOICE how we conduct ourselves, and how we treat each other in a community.
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Yay for you......You are so right !....Thank you and God Bless !

Since: Oct 12

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#22 Tuesday Apr 28
Hoosier by Association wrote:
The town doesn't make the PEOPLE!, the people make the TOWN!!....There isn't a place in the World that invokes its will upon the folks,its the folks who impose their life style upon the Place....A town can either be paradise or a nightmare its our CHOICE how we conduct ourselves, and how we treat each other in a community.
Lived in Sturgis for years, and alway's enjoyed shopping trips to Elkhart.......Nice town....

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