Post-Dispatch editorial on Maplewood’s ‘nuisance’ ordinance

In an editorial the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Tuesday said the Maplewood ordinance, which resulted in a woman to be banned from the city, has to go.

The ordinance says a resident with more than two domestic violence calls in 180 days constitutes a nuisance, and bans the resident from the city for six months. The Post-Dispatch says the ordinance, and others like it nationwide, has the effect of silencing domestic violence victims — and that domestic violence is a leading cause of homelessness.

See the full post in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

The American Civil Liberties Union sued the city of Maplewood, in defense of the woman, in March.

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