April 9, 2014
In wake of recent violence in the city, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer is asking that everyone – both law-abiding citizens and criminals alike – leave their guns at home during the Thunder Over Louisville airshow this weekend.
According to local media, Fischer’s plea came after rumors were heard of possible violence this weekend. Residents have already remained on edge since last month when a mob of about 200 teens began beating random victims and damaging property in what was described as an outbreak of violence like an angry virus spreading throughout the downtown area.
Determined to put an end to such acts of violence, Fischer released a three-page letter to the city’s residents last Friday revealing a plan of action and questioning who is accountable for the teens responsible for the violent acts.