For this week’s adventurous installment in the AKPF #1 series, the crew travels to the notoriously dilapidated Gary, Indiana. Filmed in November of 2013, this short film provides a brief tour of the 1993 murder capitol of the United States, located 25 miles south of megalopolis Chicago. With a dwindling population, rampant poverty and crime, areas of the city resemble a ghost town, including once vibrant structures such as the Union Station, which is explored in daylight in the final minutes of the film.
A previous edition of AKPF #1 concluded by featuring a walk-through of abandoned houses on Virginia Street, one of which has since been the target of an arsonist. An article and video analyzing the shocking violent crime rates in Gary have also been previously published to CopBlock.org for the 2013 Police Accountability Tour. Check out Abandoned in Gary for a less processed examination of the city, including a pass by the childhood home of international icon Michael Jackson.