Baton Rouge, La. — April 13, 2022 — The tragic overnight killing of a young child on Fairfields Avenue is a sad reminder that our community has a long way to go in addressing gun violence. This tragedy is beyond unacceptable. Someone in our community knows who is responsible and they must come forward.
At this moment our community needs to refocus. Beginning Good Friday, I am calling for a Week of Peace. Week over week, community members join together in planning activities of hope, but there is a small percentage that still continue to choose violence.
I implore individuals to settle their disputes with words rather than with violence. The outcomes from choosing violence are never hopeful. Choose hope and choose peace.