Crime prevention was the focus of a forum at the East Baton Rouge Parish Public Library Thursday.
Panelists at the event included Mayor Pro Tem Mike Walker, Baton Rouge Police Officer Donald Stone, Michael Morris of the 100 Black men of Metro Baton Rouge and Dr. Edward Shihadeh of the Louisiana State University Crime and Policy Evaluations Research Group (CAPERS).
They addressed such questions as "Why is crime so prevalent in Baton Rouge?" and "What can be done to help stop crime in the Capital City?"
The consensus among the panelists was that, while more officers patrolling the streets would help curb the crime problem, the real solution begins in the home.
If you would like to learn more about the forum, you can visit www.wrkf.org and check it out.