Emergency meeting held to address Louisville violence

Emergency meeting held to address Louisville violence

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - With the number of homicides in Louisville continuing to increase, community activists are meeting to try to find a solution to the problem.

Leaders in the community met for an emergency meeting Monday morning to share how they plan to fight back.

The group wants to hear solutions from the people who live in violence-stricken communities.

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Community leaders have invited the entire community to meet Tuesday evening at King Solomon Church on Anderson Avenue at 7 p.m. to create a list of ten solutions.

Jerald Muhammad, a community activist, said the problems are well-known but the city needs ideas to move forward.

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"We don't believe this is something the Mayor can stop. We don't believe this is something that the Chief of Police can stop. This is something we will have to break down ourselves." said Muhammad. "We have a drug problem. We have a problem of the breakdown of families."

Mayor Fischer and LMPD Chief Steve Conrad were invited to the meeting.

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