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St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones Vows to "Hold the Business Owners Accountable" for Violence

• Action News 5, DailyMail and ZeroHedge

So, how can we hold those business owners accountable and also bring down crime? And then, some of the things we're already doing, we're finding that other mayors are doing as well." The plans are inspired by those used in Atlanta, Georgia that makes nightclub owners share liability for crimes on their premises. Holding businesses accountable for crime will drive business away from high-crime areas.

Summary by JW WIlliams

Memphis, Tennessee: During a meeting organized by the Black Mayors' Coalition on Crime, St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones said, "We have a lot of violence around convenience stores and gas stations. So, how can we hold those business owners accountable and also bring down crime? And then, some of the things we're already doing, we're finding that other mayors are doing as well." The plans are inspired by those used in Atlanta, Georgia that makes nightclub owners share liability for crimes on their premises.

In 2021, crime was rising in Atlanta and the mayor of Atlanta at the time, Keisha Lance Bottoms, led the 'violent conduct nuisance ordinance' in which a property may be declared a nuisance if multiple gunplay and violent incidents have occurred there over a two-year period and there are conditions on the property that foster violent crime and endanger public health and safety. If a business is given a citation to appear before a municipal judge, the business may be convicted of being a nuisance and can be shut down.


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