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Street fights on YouTube raising concerns

3 years ago November 20, 2012 Nov 20, 2012 Tuesday, November 20 2012 Tuesday, November 20, 2012 2:13:54 PM CST in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Chris Nakamoto

BATON ROUGE - Some residents in Baton Rouge aren't happy about a new trend they're seeing in their neighborhood: fights near their homes being posted on the internet.

A quick search yielded dozens of Baton Rouge fights on YouTube. Everyone News 2 spoke to in the Eden Park neighborhood today was aware of the problem.

"I've seen a lot of the hood fights," Lisa Wynn said.  "I know people on YouTube."

Wynn isn't alone.  Her friend Bernadette Dorason also has seen the problem and would like something done about it.

"It aint' good for the younger generation," Dorason said.  "They need to show examples for the younger generation."

One neighbor told News 2 he wants to see consequences for more than just teens that put the videos online.

"They should make a law for uploading those videos," he said.  "Their parents should be held responsible for it."

Baton Rouge Police told News 2 that although officers haven't seen an increase in complaints from fights posted on the internet, they aren't surprised to see them surfacing in places like YouTube.

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