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District 7 crime meeting

1 year 6 months 1 week ago April 21, 2015 Apr 21, 2015 Tuesday, April 21 2015 April 21, 2015 8:19 AM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Rebecca Buchanan

BATON ROUGE- Councilwoman Denise Marcelle is asking the Baton Rouge community to put an end to the violence. The murder rate has been on the decline since 2012, but she says more work needs to be done.

Marcelle and her District 7 community are voicing concerns over burglaries, violence, and blight. The councilwoman is bringing together pastors, politics, and police, and to open up lines of communication. She hopes this will help prevent issues in the future.

The councilwoman says many crimes in her district go unreported, which doesn't help anyone. She's asking the 40,000 residents in her district to keep their eyes peeled, and work together to stop crime. If everyone works together and addresses the problems when they occur, she believes the crime rate will continue to decline.

There will be a meeting held tonight at 6 p.m. at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center. It's located at 4000 Gus Young Avenue in Baton Rouge.


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