As Louisville tries to get into the thunder and Derby spirit, violence hangs over the metro.
We’ve heard from both sides of the political aisles about how to stop the bloodshed.
Tonight the Jefferson County GOP heard some interesting thoughts in a presentation about the violence in Louisville and how it could be stopped. It might’ve been a meeting of Republicans, but it was hardly political.
Last week’s violence grabbed headlines, but it’s really a problem that’s been going on for years.
“All four of our deadliest years ever have been since 2016,” said Josh Crawford from the Center of Opportunity.
Josh Crawford is the Director of Criminal Justice Initiatives at the Center of Opportunity and he spoke to the crowd the cause of violence and how to combat it.
“One of the things that has gotten a lot of attention recently especially in the wake of the shootings in Chickasaw, there is insufficient protections locally for witnesses,” Crawford said.
It was group of people trying to learn about what’s going on in their city and how they can help.