Ask The Mayor: West Lafayette's John Dennis On Safety From Hate Crimes, Highrises

Nov 1, 2018

The mayor will speak at a gathering next week at West Lafayette's Temple Israel. The meeting is designed to try to convince people they're safe from the kind of violence that took 11 lives at a Pittsburgh synagogue. But how?
Credit City of West Lafayette

A week from today, the mayors of Lafayette and West Lafayette have been asked by a local Jewish congregation to attend a talk about how to combat hate crimes in Greater Lafayette. It’s an issue that statistics suggest local police forces have trouble grappling with, and one which doesn’t seem to be going away.

This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor, we find out what West Lafayette’s John Dennis, himself a former cop, can do to reassure his residents – who have already seen hate-fueled church vandalism this year – that they’re safe.

Also on this week’s show, a listener wants to know what rules are being put in place for the new highrise apartment complexes going up along State Street to prevent people living in them from getting hurt.

This comes on the heels of the suicide of a Purdue student who fell from an apartment at the first of those buildings to be completed.