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Crime, Bad Schools Prompt Baton Rouge Residents To ‘Secede’

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ZeroHedge is reporting that some Baton Rouge residents are seeking to separate and form their own municipality because of rising crimes and their desire for school choice:

“The battle started a decade ago with conservative parents in the eastern areas of Baton Rouge, Louisiana seeking the right to send their children to better public schools. Their requests for a redistricting to build a new school in their area was denied by the city. Year after year Louisiana public schools have been rated some of the worst performing schools in the US, not just in education but also in safety.

“Then there was the ongoing threat of rising crime combined with persistent Democrat controlled leadership; the policies of progressives directly contributed to repeat offenders being released onto the streets. Conservative residents, feeling that Baton Rouge leaders had no intention of representing their interests or listening to their concerns, decided they had to take drastic measures to make a change.”

To read the whole ZeroHedge article, click HERE.

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