The Baton Rouge mayor and police department gave a press conference Thursday on violent crime — one day after hundreds mourned slain LSU student Allison "Allie" Rice at her funeral.
"I broke down. She looked so peaceful, and she had a tiny little smirk on her face," her father, Paul Rice, said of seeing his daughter Wednesday at her open-casket funeral Rebecca Rosenberg is a veteran journalist and book author with a focus on crime and criminal justice. Email tips to firstname.lastname@example.org and @ReRosenberg.
"We can not turn a blind eye to continuous offenses by the same groups of individuals," she said.
Rice, an LSU senior studying marketing, was gunned down in her SUV Friday morning at about 2:20 a.m. while stopped at a railroad crossing on Government Street.