STL 'Banishment' Might But Unconstitutional But It's Also A Great Idea For Kansas City

Thanks to KICK-ASS TKC READERS we recently learned that STL police were allowed to "banish" convicted criminals from certain parts of the city.

It immediately occurred to us that this would be AN EXCELLENT WAY TO PROTECT LOCAL ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICTS.

However . . . That plan is not without problems given that the debate over the controversial ordinance is heating up . . .

"A St. Louis ordinance lets courts banish people from huge swaths of the city as a punishment for petty crimes. These neighborhood orders of protection often prevent people from accessing the services they need and raise constitutional questions. "

Read more via link . . .

St. Louis Can Banish People From Entire Neighborhoods. Police Can Arrest Them if They Come Back.

Inside the Enterprise Center, the St. Louis Blues hockey team was losing a home game to the Edmonton Oilers. Outside, a man named Alvin Cooper was lying on a venting grate on a 38-degree night. A St. Louis police sergeant asked him to move, according to an officer's December 2018 report.