Category: Civil liberties

Searching for sanctuary: Part 2, Public interest

5 March, 2013 (09:30) | Apartments, Civil liberties, Common areas, Fourth Amendment, Landlords, Law, New York City, Rental, Security |

[Continued from yesterday’s Part 1.]   By:David A. Smith   Yesterday’s post on Judge Shira Scheindlin’s decision, reported in the New York Post (January 8, 2013) and New York Times (January 8, 2013) (blue font), brought us to the unexpected boundary issue, that Operation Clean Halls inside apartment buildings is perfectly appropriate, whereas the judge […]

Searching for sanctuary: Part 1, Private property?

4 March, 2013 (12:38) | Apartments, Civil liberties, Common areas, Fourth Amendment, Landlords, Law, New York City, Rental, Security |

By:David A. Smith   In the relations between landlords and residents, security and privacy conflict, and when to that mix is added the third participant, that of law enforcement, the mutuality of boundaries becomes very complicated indeed, as demonstrated by the legal disputes surrounding New York City’s apartment patrol program, known by its proponents as […]