Terre Haute Police Corruption
Really

West Terre Haute, IN

#1988 Apr 8, 2014
huh wrote:
<quoted text>Make o mistake there re corrupt cops everywhere, but the difference between Decatur and some place that shouldn't exist, like Terre Haute is that here in Decatur if a cop were to make a fake arrest he would likely be fired (at least) instead of receive a medal for every one of your rights that he violated. Further more, from what I hear, the courts in Decatur are actually a separate entity from the police unlike Terre Haute where they've merged into the same thing. It's a joke in Vigo County and it's also why normal sane people don't respect or trust the police.

How are the cops and courts in TH the same thing.
be specific.
Really

United States

#1993 Apr 14, 2014
Interpreter wrote:
<quoted text>I think what the poster was getting at is how the local courts defend police fabrication over facts and the concept of justice. It happens in other cities too I have no doubt. Now in this case, Terre Haute has taught their police forces that there is no penalty for officers who do fabricate crimes against people even if they are caught red handed. The bottom line IS the bottom line ; They have a jail and probation quotas to fill otherwise the county would go broke overnight. That's why the laws are so petty in some of these small stagnant nowhere towns that have no industry or productive capabilities. I also read an article recently that said that in Indiana, an officers testimony outweighs a video cameras facts. Basically it allows an officer to twist reality in the court as he or she sees fit. I think it's a disgrace and shows that the courts in Indiana are not concerned with justice at all. Lastly, I think another reason that many young people in Terre Haute don't like police isn't always because they are on drugs or a criminal but rather they see all of the hypocrisy of when officers break the law and gets away with it, while if they get a traffic ticket the then police and courts are on them
with a zoom lens stealing their money and time. Serve and protect my ass! The local goons are doing nothing of that sort, they are simply cashing in on welfare, it's not that much different.
Wow that was so not specific. If as many people are victims of the cops making evidence as you say must be in the thousands. List the names court cases the cops names. The best you can do is (I read a article ) how lame.
yep

Drbak, Norway

#1995 Apr 14, 2014
Interpreter wrote:
<quoted text>I think what the poster was getting at is how the local courts defend police fabrication over facts and the concept of justice. It happens in other cities too I have no doubt. Now in this case, Terre Haute has taught their police forces that there is no penalty for officers who do fabricate crimes against people even if they are caught red handed. The bottom line IS the bottom line ; They have a jail and probation quotas to fill otherwise the county would go broke overnight. That's why the laws are so petty in some of these small stagnant nowhere towns that have no industry or productive capabilities. I also read an article recently that said that in Indiana, an officers testimony outweighs a video cameras facts. Basically it allows an officer to twist reality in the court as he or she sees fit. I think it's a disgrace and shows that the courts in Indiana are not concerned with justice at all. Lastly, I think another reason that many young people in Terre Haute don't like police isn't always because they are on drugs or a criminal but rather they see all of the hypocrisy of when officers break the law and gets away with it, while if they get a traffic ticket the then police and courts are on them
with a zoom lens stealing their money and time. Serve and protect my ass! The local goons are doing nothing of that sort, they are simply cashing in on welfare, it's not that much different.
Do you mean this web article?
http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140405/171... Personally I wouldn't have wasted the time to reply to the other guy because he wasn't looking for specifics he was only looking to argue against the obvious. He's likely another one with some Howdy Dooty, fresh and fruity, Gunther Toody wet dreams. Lol!
For Real

Fort Wayne, IN

#1996 Apr 15, 2014
Did you people know that every item unlawfully confiscated by the THPD is resold to raise money for starving orphans with leprosy?
Monster Zero

Fort Wayne, IN

#2000 May 17, 2014
Interpreter wrote:
<quoted text>Yes it would appear that the whole department is corrupt.
"A lot of people still seem to imagine that those magical beings called "law enforcers" are, in general, more trustworthy and righteous than the sketchy rabble that is humanity. However, the primary difference between cops and everyone else is that cops ASKED for the power to dominate and boss others around. These aren't saints or rocket scientists. They are just people, and not usually very bright people, or very kind people. They weren't chosen to wear the badge due to their great virtue and courage; they APPLIED for the job. They were just normal people, and then they ASKED to be put in a position of "authority," which should, by default, make you trust them a lot LESS than the average guy on the street. Yeah, in THEORY there is some screening process to keep the real nasties from being given badges. But that theory is now about as valid as the flat earth theory, given how many fascists have been caught terrorizing, assaulting and MURDERING harmless people, and getting away with it.

So next time you see someone with a badge and uniform, don't think, "Gee, an agent of law and order!" Because that's BS. Instead, think, "Gee, someone who ASKED to be allowed to dominate others!" Because that's the reality of the situation." Larken Rose
really

West Terre Haute, IN

#2003 May 21, 2014
Gus wrote:
<quoted text>It is difficult to say with all of the non-stop cover ups and corruption where the police department is concerned. Fabrication seems to be common by police. We may well never know for sure. As always Sunlight is the best disinfectant, it is a pity that Terre Haute is so dark where transparency is concerned.
well man up and spread some light. Who is corrupt what has been fabricated. Be specific.
really

West Terre Haute, IN

#2005 May 22, 2014
Gus wrote:
<quoted text> It is difficult to say with all of the non-stop cover ups and corruption where the police department is concerned. Fabrication seems to be common by police. We may well never know for sure. As always Sunlight is the best disinfectant, it is a pity that Terre Haute is so dark where transparency is concerned. Oink oink!
what cover ups what fabrication. If it's so common you will have no problem with giving concrete examples. Be specific.
ONE ADAM ANAL

Netherlands

#2006 May 22, 2014
It's okay for cops to assault and kill people, not you.
really

West Terre Haute, IN

#2008 May 23, 2014
ONE ADAM ANAL wrote:
It's okay for cops to assault and kill people, not you.
who have they assaulted and killed in TH. Be specific.
Waka waka waka

Craiova, Romania

#2012 Jun 16, 2014
A man was recently flying to New York. He decided to strike up a conversation with his seat mate.
“I’ve got a great policeman joke. Would you like to hear it?”
“I should let you know first that I am a policeman.”
“That’s OK. I’ll tell it really slow!”
noExpert

Los Angeles, CA

#2013 Jul 11, 2014
really wrote:
<quoted text>
who have they assaulted and killed in TH. Be specific.
It is difficult to sat for sure. We may never know for sure. since neither the Terre Haute police nor the people have the best reputations for their honestly. That fact alone makes me suspect that people arrested and convicted only on police hearsay could number in the thousands by now.
Poor baby

Ashburn, VA

#2014 Jul 11, 2014
huh wrote:
<quoted text>Make o mistake there re corrupt cops everywhere, but the difference between Decatur and some place that shouldn't exist, like Terre Haute is that here in Decatur if a cop were to make a fake arrest he would likely be fired (at least) instead of receive a medal for every one of your rights that he violated. Further more, from what I hear, the courts in Decatur are actually a separate entity from the police unlike Terre Haute where they've merged into the same thing. It's a joke in Vigo County and it's also why normal sane people don't respect or trust the police.
I'm normal and sane and have respect for the PD. Seems to me, the only ones that don't respect them are criminals and/or have friends and family that are. Get over yourselves and stop breaking the law and there won't be an issue.
Joe

Fort Wayne, IN

#2016 Jul 11, 2014
I believe that worship of unconditional worship of authority is very dangerous thing for american freedom. I know that no one wants to admit this but police are human too and make mistakes just like anyone else. I don't believe that anyone suspicious of police has to be a criminal either. Some people believe that police are just criminals with badges. That said, I don't believe that all cops are bad, but those bad once make the other 2% of cops look bad. Overall authority is bad. The bias should be for freedom rather than praise of the sate and it's pampered thugs.
Joe

Fort Wayne, IN

#2017 Jul 11, 2014
Poor baby wrote:
<quoted text>I'm normal and sane and have respect for the PD. Seems to me, the only ones that don't respect them are criminals and/or have friends and family that are. Get over yourselves and stop breaking the law and there won't be an issue.
I'm normal and sane and DON'T have respect for the PD. Seems to me, the only ones that do respect them are coworkers and/or have friends and family that are. Get over yourselves and stop sucking the law and there won't be an issue.

"Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using his intelligence; he is just using his memory." - Leonardo da Vinci
Joe

Los Angeles, CA

#2020 Jul 11, 2014
Why are police supporters always so angry and ignorant for? What would happen that would make you so bitter and paranoid? Would you enjoy being arrested on made up charges and a court that only listened to the cops side of the story and refused to hear yours? I'll have you know that it took a few years but I BEAT that ticket on appeal and it was wiped from my driving record. Please don't be upset. Nobody wants cops that they can't trust except for in Terre Haute. Surley you don't derive any pleasure from cops killing peoples pets or beating down the elderly. I have watched more than enough youtube videos to know what the cops are all about.
me too

Fort Wayne, IN

#2022 Jul 11, 2014
Lord Hater wrote:
<quoted text>
That was good what was that 200 words all dribble. By the way you mental midget. The topic is Terre Haute Police corruption. When was the last time a Terre Haute cop shot a dog or a person. When was the last time a local cop was in trouble. And I gather that since you didn't pay attention in school you get you education and news from YouTube. You got PHD YouTube ology. And remember your on a anonymous forum anything you say you say you did is pointless (you dirtfucks have the hardest time with this) unless you post your real name.
Hey I think that your cops all suck. They are all corrupt.
wrong

United States

#2023 Sep 5, 2014
me too wrote:
<quoted text>Hey I think that your cops all suck. They are all corrupt.
There are NO corrupt cops anymore. Terre Haute got rid of them about 25 years ago. You'd bettered start worshiping them!
Some Nobody

Chicago, IL

#2024 Nov 22, 2014
If you people are going to do the crime then you need to be prepared to do the time! Yes most people know how unfair and strict the laws are on victimless crimes. Most people also know that writing or emailing your elected officials is a joke too. But I will say that if you follow the laws to the best of your ability then you will save yourself much frustration and pain. As for fake arrests, sure there are bad cops but you are not considering that there are good cops too. Don't be extreme and think that ALL cops are either good or bad. And there are some valid complaints that the legal system is too focused on over punishment and ruining lives than there are actual justice, or problem resolution.

Now to any police that read this, you are law officers and if I was then I would certainly be frustrated with not only my job but with peoples attitudes who have never worked in my line of work. Be confident, and realistic and speak out against unfair arrest quotas as a team. Is living in fear of NOT keeping your ticket book full a fair and honorable work environment to either you or the people that you are paid to protect? These are questions to consider.
What I'm saying to any cops that see this is PLEASE just remember who you wanted to be when you decide to become a cop.

I think that's fair. We are all people and we must find ways to try and come to terms on problems in a way that is best and most agreeable to all.

Peace to all.
revelations

Terre Haute, IN

#2025 Nov 23, 2014
If they are so corrupt, then why doesn't the Mayor or Council do something out it?
Quid pro quo

Steinhausen, Switzerland

#2026 Dec 10, 2014
You mean the same city council ran almost entirely by police friends and relatives? The same city council that gave them all raises?
The mayor does not want to lose his voting base and yesmen, should any more future corruption opportunities arise.

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