Commonwealth Policy Center

Kentucky Senate Majority Caucus Chair Julie Raque Adams (R-Louisville), sent a letter to Gov. Beshear expressing concerns over violence and social upheaval in the city of Louisville, which she represents. Kentucky’s biggest city is on track for a record number of murders. Violent crime is skyrocketing. Three hundred and sixty people have suffered non-fatal gunshot wounds. And carjacking has increased by over 400 percent. Louisville is a dangerous place but unlike other large cities, Federal Prosecutor Russell Coleman is going after Louisville’s criminals. He’s not reducing or dropping charges for criminal behavior or giving rioters a free pass. Coleman is doing his job to uphold the law and its the first step to restore order and public confidence that Louisville’s residents so desperately need.