Photos: BRAVE forum on violence

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Audience member Alean Thomas, standing, left, asks a question about the investigation of the murder of her son, Demarcus Thomas, 19, who was found shot to death in January of 2013 in the driveway of her Washington Avenue home, at Thursday's forum entitled, 'Our Voice, Right Choice, No More Violence,' in the Capitol High School library. The forum was part of the Baton Rouge Area Violence Elimination (BRAVE) programs community outreach efforts.

  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- BRAVE project leader Herbert 'Tweety' Anny stands and speaks Thursday at a panel discussion entitled, 'Our Voice, Right Choice, No More Violence,' in the Capitol High School library. Others, from left to right, are William Whited, 17, East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff Sid Gautreaux, LaToy Bennett, 16, Joseph McWilliams, 16, and Greater Baton Rouge Crime Stoppers Executive Director Sid Newman.

  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Baton Rouge Police Chief Carl Dabadie, standing, shakes hands with Travis Cummings, 18, before sitting down next to Capitol High student panelists Cummings and Sundae Brumfield, 16, right, Thursday at a forum entitled, 'Our Voice, Right Choice, No More Violence,' in the Capitol High School library. The forum was part of the Baton Rouge Area Violence Elimination (BRAVE) programs community outreach efforts.

  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- I CARE alcohol, drug abuse and violence prevention program Director Gwynn Shamlin, left, shakes hands with Baton Rouge Police Chief Carl Dabadie, right, as they and Greater Baton Rouge Crime Stoppers Executive Director Sid Newman, center, Thursday before a panel discussion entitled, 'Our Voice, Right Choice, No More Violence,' in the Capitol High School library.

  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Capitol High student panelist William Whited, 17, left, and Capt. Rodney Walker, center, of the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office listen as East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Kip Holden speaks Thursday at a forum entitled, 'Our Voice, Right Choice, No More Violence,' in the Capitol High School library. The forum was part of the Baton Rouge Area Violence Elimination (BRAVE) programs community outreach efforts.

  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Stacks of BRAVE program hang tags Thursday at a panel discussion entitled, 'Our Voice, Right Choice, No More Violence,' in the Capitol High School library. The forum was part of the Baton Rouge Area Violence Elimination (BRAVE) programs community outreach efforts.

  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Capt. Rodney Walker of the East Baton Rouge Sheriffs Office speaks Thursday at a panel discussion entitled, 'Our Voice, Right Choice, No More Violence,' in the Capitol High School library. At right is student William Whited, 17. The forum was part of the Baton Rouge Area Violence Elimination (BRAVE) programs community outreach efforts.

  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Kip Holden speaks Thursday, flanked by moderator Dr. Rani Whitfield, 'The Hip Hop Doc,' at a panel discussion entitled, 'Our Voice, Right Choice, No More Violence,' in the Capitol High School library. The forum was part of the Baton Rouge Area Violence Elimination (BRAVE) programs community outreach efforts.

  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Students raise their hands in response to a question, Thursday at a panel discussion entitled, 'Our Voice, Right Choice, No More Violence,' in the Capitol High School library. The forum was part of the Baton Rouge Area Violence Elimination (BRAVE) programs community outreach efforts.

  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- District Attorney Hillar Moore, standing, speaks Thursday at a panel discussion entitled, 'Our Voice, Right Choice, No More Violence,' in the Capitol High School library. Others, from left to right are Sundae Brumfield, 16, Baton Rouge Police Chief Carl Dabadie, Travis Cummings, 18, Celestine Brooks, 16, and Shawn Byrd, 17. The forum was part of the Baton Rouge Area Violence Elimination (BRAVE) programs community outreach efforts.