Dallas Police Can Now Shame Property Owners Who Tolerate Crime With a Sign

The Dallas police chief has a new tool in her arsenal to force home and business owners to address crime on or near their properties: shame.On Wednesday, the Dallas City Council passed a "nuisance abatement" ordinance allowing Police Chief U. Renee Hall to identify properties that tolerate criminal activity and try to get them to address it.The new ordinance allows city officials to slap a sign on properties identified as sites of "habitual criminal activity."Here's a draft copy of what the sign would say:  Continue reading...

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