Louisiana Considered: Heavier Penalties For Drag Racing In Baton Rouge, New Louisiana Civil Rights Trail Marker Unveiled
Published August 12, 2021 at 6:14 PM CDT
WRKF Morning Edition host Karen Hendersonspoke with Baton Rouge city council member Rowdy Gaudetabout a city ordinance he sponsored which increases penalties for drag racing in Baton Rouge. The ordinance, passed last night, will levy a $500 fine for first-time drag racing offenders and a $1,000 fine for subsequent offences.
Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesserand reporter Norman Robinsontell us about the newest marker on Louisiana’s Civil Rights Trail, unveiled at A.Z. Young Park in downtown Baton Rouge this Monday. The marker commemorates the 105-mile march activists undertook from Bogalusa to Baton Rouge in August of 1967, which A.Z. Young helped organize.
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