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Community members brainstorm ways to stem Louisville's violence problem at emergency meeting

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Those on the front lines in Louisville are weighing in on Mayor Greg Fischer's anti-violence plan.

Hundreds packed King Solomon Church on Tuesday for an emergency, closed-door meeting. Community members brainstormed about ways to stem the violence.

Some of the ideas include men monitoring bus stops and helping people find work. But organizers stress the community has to police itself.

"We keep coming up with programs, and it seems like we're in the same spot," said Jerald Muhammad with Brothers Helping Brothers. "I don't think necessarily throwing money at the problem is the solution."

Organizers will share a list of the top 10 ideas with Mayor Fischer next week.

In the meantime, Brothers Helping Brothers plans to hold a job fair later this month. They say convicted felons are welcome.

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