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Mayor outlines plan against teen violence

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About 100 people attended the Talk with Greg meeting. About 100 people attended the Talk with Greg meeting.
Tom Powell Tom Powell

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Mayor Greg Fischer is handing out some tough love after a mob of teens attacked citizens in downtown Louisville more than two weeks ago.

About 100 people showed up to Valley High School Monday evening during a Talk to Greg meeting. During the meeting the mayor promised to arrest and punish those responsible. He also opened up for questions about what is being done to address the violence.

Mayor Fischer said there will be 26 cameras installed at Waterfront Park that will be monitored live. There are also going to police around the clock at the Big Four Bridge. He stated a new police sub-station will be operated near the arena.

He also promised to support to community programs to stop teens from committing crimes. 

Resident Tom Powell said he attended the meeting to see what was available for children, "I just wanted to see if there was anything available for the kids downtown as far as like music, performance. And if so, maybe see if I can volunteer. And if not, maybe see if I can start something up." 

In a letter addressed to citizens, Fischer said community centers are extending their hours. A summer job initiative is increasing its goal to employ two-thousand teens, the letter states. 

Fischer plans on presenting funding for the other initiatives during a meeting May 22.

To read the letter written by Mayor Fischer, click here.

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