posted on Jul, 6 2016 @ 06:19 PM
Who among us would volunteer for the same job as these officers? Until recently, BR cops made a very low wage and most had to and still do supplement
their income with off duty work.
In Baton Rouge you have notorious ghettos like the Bottoms, Mayfair, Bootstown, Bankstown, Zion City. And that's just a few of more than a dozen. All
areas I have been to in my previous job. The poverty and desperation in these areas, I would argue, equals any third world country, except for the
sewage option. But, even then, I've been in houses with no running water, no furniture.
If people in BR want to protest, they would do better protesting the injustice of unemployment, a failed education system and pervasive poverty that
exists there since desegregation efforts. Once desegregation and forced busing came about in the 80s, requiring busing from one area to another,
across town, the tax base to fund education was gutted. BR experienced white flight like no other city in the country. People were just not willing to
vote for funding to send their kids across town. Not even blacks. Now, anyone who can sends their kids to private school. What's left is the crumbling
infrastructure of a dysfunctional, union-controlled school system that's damning these kids to a lifetime of selling CDs on the street corner.
When I google images for public schools in Baton Rouge I don't see many actual facilities. There's a reason for that.