I understand the desires here, but it seems you are putting landlords in a “damned if you do, damned if you don’t” situation. They do evict people, they get sued under some federal civil rights law. They don’t evict, the city comes down hard on them.
Snellville city officials are considering passing a measure that would in effect make landlords responsible for the gang activity of their tenants.
“We had a situation in the city where a street-level gang terrorized a Snellville neighborhood,” said Police Chief Roy Whitehead.
According to the chief, these individuals committed such acts as burglary, breaking and entering, and statutory rape. Under the new ordinance, the landlord of the property in which the alleged gang members resided would be responsible for evicting the offenders.