Critics are calling the practice the new “debtors’ prison” — referring to the jails that flourished in the U.S. and Western Europe over 150 years ago. Before the time of bankruptcy laws and social safety nets, poor folks and ruined business owners were locked up until their debts were paid off.
To be sure, many other types of lawsuits or causes of action exist, including also for the landlord Breach of Lease, basically a Breach of Contract, as well as actions for Ejectment and Abandonment. The two numbered above tend to be the most common. On the Tenant’s side of things, suit can be brought for a myriad of reasons, though it is far less common. This may be in part because Tenants are on the average less able to handle the financial cost of bringing suit, but also because, in the cold harsh light of day, properties full of problems tend to be concentrated in areas where lower-income tenants tend to live. Problem properties and problem landlords, often “slumlords”, operate where Tenants often have neither the money to hire counsel, nor the time to file suit on their own.
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For many of us, we will sign up for a concealed carry firearms course, take a home defense class or even attend a local martial arts school in order to learn how to protect ourselves from the wolves of our society. Either that or we can listen to our “sheep handler politicians” by hiding or cowering in our homes, underneath our desks in our offices, or in a closet within our schools, hoping that the police will arrive in time.
Big Brother will no longer be able to snap a photo and send you a ticket in the mail, thanks to the Missouri Supreme Court. Refunds can be expected for anyone who received a ticket in the last year.
Regarding the latest mass murder in a gun free zone by a crazy person who was not deterred (shockingly) by the slew of laws he broke.