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Local News
7:00 am
Sun October 26, 2014

What Could Come Next Following the Release of Louisville Metro Police's Racial Profiling Study

Dominique Frierson
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Metro Councilwoman Attica Scott said there needs to be an honest conversation about racial bias when it comes to police in Louisville.

“With a police force that’s 85 percent white we cannot act like there is no racial bias, at all, that’s just not realistic,” she told WFPL on Friday.

Scott said the results of a yearlong study that examined the use of bias when Louisville police make traffic stops gave her “pause.”

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Local News
7:00 am
Sat July 5, 2014

Louisville Mayor Says Demolishing Beecher Terrace Would Take Time

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The plans to tear down Louisville's largest remaining public housing complex will take at least a decade to be finalized, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said.

Talks began last week about razing Beecher Terrace, a 760-unit complex near Ninth Street and Muhammad Ali Blvd in West Louisville.

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Local News
3:20 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

Listen: In News Special, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer Discusses Downtown Violence, Walmart and More

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Mayor Greg Fischer joined us  Monday afternoon for an hour-long call-in special. He discussed the city budget, downtown violence (and the alleged racial profiling that followed in its wake), and other recent developments in Louisville.

Listen below:

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3:51 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

What Beecher Terrace Residents and Neighbors Say About the Complex's Possible Demolition

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Mayor Greg Fischer's office and the Louisville Metro Housing Authority plan to apply for a $500,000 federal grant to demolish the largest remaining public housing complex in the city.

The preliminary plan for Beecher Terrace has the support of one west Louisville community group as a way to economically improve the area, but an affordable housing advocate argues that the plan puts real estate over improving quality neighborhoods for the poor.

Some Beecher Terrace residents tell WFPL that investment in the complex would help improve the area—not destroying it.

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Local News
9:28 am
Wed April 30, 2014

10 Takeaways From Frontline's Look at Criminal Justice and Louisville's Beecher Terrace

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On Tuesday night, the PBS show Frontline aired a documentary that took a deep look at the costs and challenges of the criminal justice system—and the focus was on Kentucky and a specific neighborhood in Louisville.

In 90 minutes, "Prison State" told the story of four Louisvillians, including two  juveniles, who are entangled in Kentucky's criminal justice system.

All four were from Beecher Terrace.

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Local News
1:28 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

Documentary Focuses on Prison Culture in Kentucky


A PBS documentary scheduled for broadcast in late April dissects the pattern of incarceration in America by turning the lens on prison culture in Kentucky.

Produced by "Frontline," the documentary features several members of the Louisville community, including Jayjuan Taylor, the 14-year-old that has been a voice in the recent concerns of teenage violence.

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