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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 ...

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

www.nytimes.com/2013/08/17/us/victims-dilemma-911-calls-can-bring-eviction.html

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

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 ...

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 ...

Domestic Abuse Survivors in Pennsylvania Town Will No Longer ...

rewire.news/article/2014/09/18/pennsylvania-town-will-longer-evict-domestic-abuse-survivors-seeking-help/

Sep 18, 2014 ... Two years ago, Lakisha Briggs faced eviction from her home in Norristown, Pennsylvania. Under the town's nuisance ordinance, the police ...

Housing_Discrimination | News | The Pennsylvania Coalition ...

www.pcadv.org/News/Housing_Discrimination/

PCADV filed an amicus (friend of the court) brief on May 31 in Briggs v. Norristown in support of Lakisha Briggs. Ms. Briggs' federal lawsuit challenges the ...

ACLU Targets Norristown Over 'Three Strikes' Ordinance | Patch

patch.com/pennsylvania/norristown/aclu-targets-norristown-over-three-strikes-ordinance

The case was filed on behalf of a Norristown resident, Lakisha Briggs, a victim of domestic violence who the ACLU says faced eviction for calling police when ...

$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 ...

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 ...

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

www.aclu.org

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.

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

www.aclupa.org

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

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

america.aljazeera.com

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, ...