Baton Rouge Police Union Releases Controversial Billboards
When I saw this on Facebook recently, I have to admit, I honestly thought it was some type of sick joke. After doing some research, I saw that not only was it factual and true, but they're also supposed to be up for two weeks or more. The Baton Rouge Police Union decided to go out on the line and basically say don't come here, this is not a safe place. This is coming from the very people who are supposed to protect and serve.
Another problem I see with this is what about potential business prospects who are looking at coming to Baton Rouge? I mean, honestly, would you want to bring you business or family to a place like this after seeing one of these billboards in the city?
I have heard plenty of stories of crime, and I have lost several people who I have met over the years to gun violence. However, there are supposed to be steps taken in order to make things better, but this assures me that this is not the case.
Obviously, this has ruffled some feathers in the city and rightfully so. According to Baton Rouge news station WBRZ, Baton Rouge Mayor Sharon Weston Broome released a statement discussing her feelings about the billboards and offering stats of a decline in crime in the city.
There need to be some discussions and things sorted out, as this is not of the best interests of the city. What are your thoughts on this?