Special Session Fails Crime's Wrong Direction


March 14, 2024

Louisiana House Democrats are committed to addressing crime and enhancing community safety. They regret not being consulted in shaping the agenda for the second special legislative session. The majority of bills proposed for this session, they argue, fail to address the root causes of crime and are reactive rather than proactive, thus lacking effectiveness in enhancing community safety. Furthermore, House Democrats are concerned that these bills may disproportionately affect Black and low-income individuals, potentially leading to a surge in non-violent offenders being incarcerated, which woul...

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