I have the utmost respect for the law and the Carmel Police Dept. I have lived in Ohio, California and South Carolina and Carmel is the safest place I’ve ever lived and that is what is most important to me when choosing an area to call home – I love it here! So you know, I have not received a ticket in the past few years, so I’m not writing because I’m a sour puss, but it sure seems to me that lately the Carmel police department has turned into mostly a revenue collector for the city, rather than remembering who works for who and being there to protect and most importantly, serve.
I’ll make my point by bringing up a conversation that I had with my son last week who goes to Carmel High School. He’s an athlete and an honor roll student, so unless he’s fooling me, he’s walking a pretty straight line, hopefully so. I put him on the spot when we were driving in the car (I had him trapped!) and asked him how many kids he knew at CHS that do or sell drugs, not a question I could tell he wanted to, but definitely one he was going to, answer. He told me that he knew of a few kids that bragged that they “got high,” but what concerned me most was when he told me that “everybody” in school knows who sells stuff, pot and pills mostly.
Everybody? “Are you kidding me?” I said to him, shaking my head, and he said, “yea, there’s all kind of stuff in school, Dad.”
Why aren’t the police who are shooting their radar guns every other minute on Range Line and sitting in their cars ‘waiting’ for a ‘crime’ to happen on Keystone and Rohrer getting redirected over to CHS? It’s because busting the kids hustling drugs doesn’t bring in any revenue and writing tickets, does.