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I was a domestic violence victim. My town wanted me evicted for ...

www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/sep/11/domestic-violence-victim-town-wanted-me-evicted-calling-911

Sep 11, 2015 ... Lakisha Briggs. A local 'nuisance law' in Pennsylvania gave residents one strike if they called the police for help. After three strikes, you were ...

Victory! Town Will No Longer Treat Domestic Violence Victims as ...

www.aclu.org/blog/victory-town-will-no-longer-treat-domestic-violence-victims-nuisances

Sep 8, 2014 ... That was the nightmare faced by Lakisha Briggs and other residents of Norristown, Pa. Under a local ordinance, three calls to the police in four ...

Briggs v. Borough of Norristown, et al. :: ACLU of Pennsylvania

www.aclupa.org/our-work/legal/legaldocket/briggs-v-borough-norristown-et-al/

Lakisha Briggs (source:Jessica Kourkounis/ NY Times). The American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of Pennsylvania, and the law firm of Pepper Hamilton LLP ...

ACLU: 'Three strikes' evicted battered woman from home - Philly.com

www.philly.com/philly/news/ACLU_files_federal_suit_for_battered_woman_forced_from_Norristown_home_.html

Apr 25, 2013 ... A woman was tossed from her rental home after police were called there multiple times for domestic violence. Lakisha Briggs claims the ...

Housing_Discrimination | News | The Pennsylvania Coalition ...

www.pcadv.org/News/Housing_Discrimination/

As a result of the Briggs v Norristown lawsuit, HUD also was investigating ... Lakisha Briggs was threatened with eviction when police responded to her home for ...

Pa. town pays $495K to battered woman over law that punished ...

www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2014/09/pa_town_pays_495k_to_battered.html

Sep 9, 2014 ... Norristown will pay $495,000 to resident Lakisha Briggs, who faced eviction from her home after requesting police protection from an abusive ...

Some Pennsylvania towns evict tenants based on 911 calls ...

www.post-gazette.com/local/2015/04/04/Some-Pennsylvania-towns-evicting-tenants-based-on-911-calls/stories/201504040090

Apr 4, 2015 ... Norristown repealed its law, settled the lawsuit and paid Lakisha Briggs and her attorneys $495,000. Molly Born: mborn@post-gazette.com or ...

When a domestic violence victim is legally a “nuisance” - Salon.com

www.salon.com/2013/04/29/when_a_domestic_violence_victim_is_legally_a_nuisance/

Apr 29, 2013 ... The group filed the lawsuit on behalf of Lakisha Briggs, a woman who said police were called to her home after her ex-boyfriend physically ...

$495K court settlement with ACLU, Norristown resident approved by ...

www.timesherald.com/article/JR/20140902/NEWS/140909963

Sep 2, 2014 ... In the first test case Norristown officials pursued, Lakisha Briggs was allegedly beaten by her then-boyfriend and he was charged with assault ...

Under local laws, 911 calls turn domestic abuse victims into ...

america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/12/8/nuisance-ordinancesdomesticviolencevictims.html

Dec 8, 2014 ... Lakisha Briggs, a victim of domestic violence who faced eviction from her rental property last year, in front of her former home in Norristown, ...

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Victims' Dilemma: 911 Calls Can Bring Eviction - The New York Times

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Aug 16, 2013 ... Lakisha Briggs, a victim of domestic violence, faced eviction last year under a public nuisance ordinance in Norristown, Pa., that punishes ...

Briggs v. Borough of Norristown et al. | American Civil Liberties Union

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Sep 18, 2014 ... Plaintiff, Lakisha Briggs was threatened with eviction under this policy after she called the police for protection from her abusive ex-boyfriend.

For Low-Income Victims, Nuisance Laws Force Ultimatum: Silence ...

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Jun 29, 2016 ... Lakisha Briggs, at her house in Norristown, Pa. Briggs, who was being abused by her boyfriend, lodged a legal challenge against her eviction ...