Baker gets serious about crime, sagging pants and a planned dump

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Posted: Apr 22, 2014 10:38 PM by Trey Schmaltz
Updated: Apr 23, 2014 5:55 AM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: baker, crime, sagging pants, landfill, government

BAKER- City leaders discussed a series of important issues that have become talking point among people in all parts of the capital region.

Tuesday night, violent crime, sagging pants and an unwanted landfill were discussed at the city council meeting.

Parents were encouraged to talk to their kids about crime after a triple murder involving teenagers in the city. This weekend, there will be a summit to talk about violence. It is set for Saturday from 12:30 to 3:30 at the library on Groom Road.

To dads, leaders had a message for them: enforce the ban on sagging pants by telling kids to pull up their pants.

"We are challenging men to be mentors to men of younger generations to step up to the plate to show them how gentlemen should live and walk and carry themselves," said a low-hanging pants ban supporter, Tresa Jones.

Leaders also said they planned to fight a planned landfill north of Brooklawn Drive and Scenic Highway. It is across the street from the current parish landfill. City leaders said the DEQ was wrong when it approved permits for the project without listening to the pleas of the community not to approve the dump.
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