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Denver Attempts to Ban People Deemed Nuisances

The City of Denver is working on banning people it considers nuisances from high traffic areas.  And does not appear there is much concern in the community about the practice.

Well, I have a big problem with the practice and I will argue the practice is facially unconstitutional.

The policy — little-known outside law enforcement and the courthouse — raises questions about the balance between public safety and civil rights, and the effectiveness of banning drug addicts, shoplifters and general troublemakers from one area of the city.” Reported the Denver Post.1 Jennifer Brown, Banned From 16th Street Mall: Dozens Ordered By Court To Stay Away, Denver Post, available at: http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_27575680/banned-from-16th-street-dozens-ordered-by-court. Removing undesirables from public “right-of-ways ” is a practice by used Denver Law Enforcement, sanctioned by the courts, and given the stamp of approval by the Denver Post Editorial Board.2 See Denver Post Editorial Board, 16th Street Mall Ban is a Legitimate Tool, Denver Post, available at: http://www.denverpost.com/editorials/ci_27598284/16th-street-mall-ban-is-legitimate-tool.

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1. Jennifer Brown, Banned From 16th Street Mall: Dozens Ordered By Court To Stay Away, Denver Post, available at: http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_27575680/banned-from-16th-street-dozens-ordered-by-court.
2. See Denver Post Editorial Board, 16th Street Mall Ban is a Legitimate Tool, Denver Post, available at: http://www.denverpost.com/editorials/ci_27598284/16th-street-mall-ban-is-legitimate-tool.