Baton Rouge funeral director hopes hearse motorcade will stop violence
BATON ROUGE- Hearses were followed by the Nubian Kruzers motorcycle club hit the highway this morning.
Hall Davis IV says he brought them along with him to a funeral director rally in New Orleans to turn heads, and make a point.
Bystanders like Divondre Henry seemed to get it.
"It could like shock them and change the minds that they have," says Henry.
Davis says he and other funeral directors are tired of having to bury young people because of violence.
Newly appointed Baton Rouge Police Chief Carl Dabadie came along for the ride.
"It's our way of showing that we support this and we want the violence to stop, and we stand beside him in that effort," says Dabadie.
Also standing Davis are leaders at Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church next door to Davis' funeral home.
"They were saying that we don't want to have you in these hearses before it's your time so you should try to watch yourself," says Reverend Carlton R. White.
Hundreds of riders attended the stop violence rally in New Orleans.