Waterfront Park http://wfpl.org en Report: FBI Memo Outlines Situation Before Last Month's Violence in Downtown Louisville http://wfpl.org/post/report-fbi-memo-outlines-situation-last-months-violence-downtown-louisville <p>More arrests have been made from an outbreak of teenage violence that wreaked havoc on a Saturday night last month&nbsp;in downtown Louisville.</p><p>The recent arrests include two male juveniles.&nbsp; One of which is a 15-year-old, the other is a 14-year-old.</p><p>Since they are both juveniles, their names were not released.&nbsp; The 15-year-old will face charges of robbery and rioting.&nbsp; The 14-year-old will face charges of robbery, rioting, burglary and possible additional charges, said Phil Russell, a spokesman for Louisville Metro&nbsp;Police.</p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 23:20:34 +0000 Jacob Ryan 9104 at http://wfpl.org Report: FBI Memo Outlines Situation Before Last Month's Violence in Downtown Louisville Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer Exploring 'Legal Avenues' Against Parents, Stricter Teen Curfew http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-mayor-greg-fischer-exploring-legal-avenues-against-parents-stricter-teen-curfew <p>In the wake of <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/how-did-so-much-violence-happen-saturday-downtown-louisville">a violent outbreak in downtown Louisville</a> led by a group of teenagers, Mayor Greg Fischer is looking for "legal avenues" to hold the parents of delinquent children accountable.</p><p>That's according to a letter obtained by WFPL, which Fischer is set to release to citizens sometime this weekend.</p> Sat, 05 Apr 2014 15:00:06 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 9071 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer Exploring 'Legal Avenues' Against Parents, Stricter Teen Curfew Young People Dissatisfied With Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer's Plan to Curb Downtown Violence http://wfpl.org/post/young-people-dissatisfied-louisville-mayor-greg-fischers-plan-curb-downtown-violence <p>The city's response to <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/how-did-so-much-violence-happen-saturday-downtown-louisville">violent outbreaks</a> in the downtown Louisville area is drawing criticism from some in the teenage community.</p><p>Last week, Mayor Greg Fischer announced more than <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/24-security-cameras-are-coming-waterfront-park-following-downtown-louisville-violence">20 security cameras</a> would be added to the Waterfront Park area and that Metro Police presence would be boosted.</p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 15:13:08 +0000 Jacob Ryan 9052 at http://wfpl.org Young People Dissatisfied With Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer's Plan to Curb Downtown Violence Downtown Violence Leads To More Precise Louisville Crime Maps http://wfpl.org/post/downtown-violence-leads-more-precise-louisville-crime-maps <p>In another response to <a href="http://wfpl.org/term/downtown-violence">violence in downtown Louisville</a>, Metro Government will now post more precise locations on <a href="http://www.louisvilleky.gov/metropolice/crimemaps">the city's online crime map</a> to include crimes at locations without physical addresses, such as parks.</p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 21:46:10 +0000 Jacob Ryan 9049 at http://wfpl.org Downtown Violence Leads To More Precise Louisville Crime Maps Anti-Racism Group Calls for Engagement, Not Police, To Address Louisville Downtown Violence http://wfpl.org/post/anti-racism-group-calls-engagement-not-police-address-louisville-downtown-violence <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The Kentucky Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression is criticizing Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer’s plan to respond to &nbsp;teenage violence in downtown Louisville with boosted police presence and added security cameras.</p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 18:01:05 +0000 Jacob Ryan 9031 at http://wfpl.org Anti-Racism Group Calls for Engagement, Not Police, To Address Louisville Downtown Violence Teen Violence: Community Walk Across Big Four Bridge Draws Crowd, Criticism http://wfpl.org/post/teen-violence-community-walk-across-big-four-bridge-draws-crowd-criticism <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In the latest response to last week's downtown teen violence, nearly 200 people joined Mayor Greg Fischer for a walk across the Big Four Bridge Sunday afternoon, but while the event attracted a crowd, it also attracted critics, who question whether it will help solve the problems that inspired it.&nbsp;</span></p> Sun, 30 Mar 2014 21:32:01 +0000 Jacob Ryan 9014 at http://wfpl.org Teen Violence: Community Walk Across Big Four Bridge Draws Crowd, Criticism Two Teens Arrested In Relation to Waterfront Park Violence http://wfpl.org/post/two-teens-arrested-relation-waterfront-park-violence <p>Two teenagers are facing criminal charges in connection with a string of violent incidents that swept through downtown Louisville last weekend.</p><p>On March 22,<a href="http://wfpl.org/post/how-did-so-much-violence-happen-saturday-downtown-louisville"> nearly 200 teens gathered </a>near the Big Four Bridge to honor two victims of a TARC bus stabbing. There were 17 incident reports filed and 32 calls were made for police assistance.</p><p>According to a statement released by Metro Police, Shaquazz E. Allen, 18, and Tyrone D. Booker, 19, were arrested on Friday around 6 p.m.</p> Sat, 29 Mar 2014 23:31:13 +0000 Jacob Ryan 9010 at http://wfpl.org Two Teens Arrested In Relation to Waterfront Park Violence Louisville Teens Express Safety Concerns, 'Push Back' in Conversations About Downtown Violence http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-teens-express-safety-concerns-push-back-conversations-about-downtown-violence <p>Young residents who attended a pair of discussions&nbsp;&nbsp;Thursday in West Louisville to address a recent string of violence downtown expressed concerns about safety in their neighborhoods, but also questioned the usefulness of the city-sponsored talks.</p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 02:16:21 +0000 Jacob Ryan 8989 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Teens Express Safety Concerns, 'Push Back' in Conversations About Downtown Violence 24 Security Cameras are Coming to Waterfront Park Following Downtown Louisville Violence http://wfpl.org/post/24-security-cameras-are-coming-waterfront-park-following-downtown-louisville-violence <p>The city's response to<a href="/post/how-did-so-much-violence-happen-saturday-downtown-louisville"> Saturday night's violence </a>in downtown Louisville now&nbsp;includes increased&nbsp;surveillance of Waterfront Park with 24 new security cameras.&nbsp;</p><p>Mayor Greg Fischer announced the cameras on Wednesday. The cameras and installation, including the required fiber network, will cost about $227,000.</p><p>The first part of the camera expansion at the park will up working by Thunder Over Louisville on April 12, when hundreds of thousands of people will be at Waterfront Park.</p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 16:52:52 +0000 Joseph Lord 8978 at http://wfpl.org 24 Security Cameras are Coming to Waterfront Park Following Downtown Louisville Violence Weekend Violence in Downtown Louisville Spurs Call For More Police, More Teen Voices http://wfpl.org/post/weekend-violence-downtown-louisville-spurs-call-more-police-more-teen-voices <p>The violent, “mob-like” activities in downtown Louisville on Saturday has led Mayor Greg Fischer to call for extra vigilance from community members and police.</p><p>Fischer held a meeting Tuesday with religious leaders, community activists and law enforcement to help outline a plan to eliminate the threat of violence at Waterfront Park, where a <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/how-did-so-much-violence-happen-saturday-downtown-louisville">string of deviancy</a> began on Saturday evening.</p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 21:29:30 +0000 Jacob Ryan 8972 at http://wfpl.org Weekend Violence in Downtown Louisville Spurs Call For More Police, More Teen Voices