This is so wrong: reporting domestic violence to police can get you evicted for causing a disturbanc
Some cities in the US have have ordinances that can force landlords to evict tenants who repeatedly cause a nuisance to their neighbours. Fair enough, I hear you say.
The problems is that a ‘domestic disturbance’ (as assaulting one’s partner is so quaintly called) counts, and get this, the victim can be held responsible if she (or he) is the tenent. Even where the landlord has a heart (and a bit of sense), the city can punish the landlord for failing to kick out a victim of domestic violence, or even force the landlord to kick the victim out. How twisted is that?
The ACLU has filed suit on the behalf of one person who was (re)victimised by such a law. She was repeatedly assaulted (which of cause counted as ‘strikes’ against her in the city’s eyes), and in the end wound up in a trauma centre. She got out to learn she was about to lose her home.
The Atlantic has the full story.
Hat-Tip: No Right Turn