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.