Indianapolis on the Brink
At first glance, Indianapolis wouldn't appear to be a city plagued by the kind of vagrancy, abandoned housing and other social ills that has devastated Detroit and other cities. The reality, however, is far more depressing. From double-digit increases in such crimes as aggravated assault to the rash of graffiti in even the nicest neighborhoods, the Circle City has become a harsher place to live for its citizens. The editorials and columns I've written illustrate the problems Indianapolis faces. But pictures speak a thousand words.