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Ending Violence in Louisiana (2019)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2019-06-28

Duration: 00:05:47

Subjects: Violent crimes | Firearms and crime


  • Williams, Natasha Host
  • Crews, Keith Photographer
  • Robinson, Elizabeth Interviewee


This segment from the June 28, 2019, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Natasha Williams’ report on one Baton Rouge mother’s quest to end gun violence in Louisiana. Williams reports that a recent FBI study found that Louisiana has had the highest per capita murder for 29 consecutive years (1989-2017). She interviews Elizabeth Robinson, who discusses the 2018 shooting death of her son Louis Robinson, Jr., a veteran and local rapper.