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Katie Miller
Calling the Police Can Get You Evicted

Calling the Police Can Get You Evicted

By Katie Miller & Sandra S. Park, Staff Attorney, ACLU Women's Rights Project at 4:46pm
Across the country, a growing number of cities are adopting nuisance ordinances that impose fines and criminal penalties on landlords and tenants when the police are called too many times to the property. In Milwaukee, Wisconsin, landlords may be fined if the police are called to the premises three or more times within 30 days. While the stated goal is to deter crime and recoup costs, these ordinances endanger domestic violence survivors, particularly women of color.
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