How much did the riot on Jan. 5 by the teenagers at the Mall of Louisiana cost the taxpayers of East Baton Rouge Parish and the state of Louisiana? At least one helicopter, as well as ground law enforcement personnel, were involved at the cost of several thousand dollars per hour.

I hope that those teenagers found guilty of participating in the riot, and their parents, will be charged with paying for the cost of it.

Charles mayeux

retired licensed clinical social worker

Baton Rouge