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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 ...

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

www.npr.org/2016/06/29/482615176/for-low-income-victims-nuisance-laws-force-ultimatum-silence-or-eviction

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 ...

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 ...

What happens when calling 911 could cost you your home. - Slate

www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/jurisprudence/2013/09/an_aclu_lawsuit_fights_against_treating_abused_women_who_call_911_as_a_nuisance.html

Sep 26, 2013 ... Lakisha Briggs was a 34-year-old single mom living in the suburbs of Philadelphia in subsidized rental housing. Her boyfriend had attacked her ...

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 ...

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

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, ...

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 ...

Shut Up or Get Out: PA City Punishes Domestic Violence Victims ...

www.huffingtonpost.com/sandra-park/norristown-pennsylvania-domestic-violence_b_3149120.html

Apr 25, 2013 ... Last year in Norristown, Pa., Lakisha Briggs' boyfriend physically assaulted her, and the police arrested him. But in a cruel turn of events, ...

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 ...

Domestic Violence Survivors Targeted by “Nuisance” Evictions

voicemalemagazine.org/domestic-violence-survivors-targeted-by-nuisance-evictions/

Oct 14, 2015 ... Lakisha Briggs, survivor, standing outside of her home. By Eleanor J. Bader. To an outsider looking in, Alice and James would have seemed ...

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

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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 ...

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 ...

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

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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 ...