Local minister addresses need for change after violent week in Louisville

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- After a violent week in Louisville, a local minister is addressing the need for change in the community. 

Jerald Muhammad, with Muhammad's Mosque and Brothers Helping Brothers, says Louisville has to address the conditions that breed a culture of crime and violence. 

He also brought up House Bill 169, which has been called and anti-gang bill. It was signed by Gov. Matt Bevin on Thursday, and Muhammad says it's unfair, unjust and not well thought out. 

He says there needs to be the same desire for prevention as there is to lock people up. 

"We're not unrealistic, and we don't think everybody is a saint and we don't think we can save the world," Muhammad said. "But there are a lot of good young men out there. They just need to find a different way."

Muhammad plans to launch manhood training classes next month in West Louisville. 

He also plans on holding weekly conversations in barber shops on how to make the community safer. 

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