There’s a crackdown coming at Rowan Towers, the New Jersey housing complex where that little girl was allegedly gang raped. Pop the hood.
The authorities are trying to get tough at the complex where the assault took place, but not everyone is happy about it. NJ.com has the tale.
A new policy at the city high rise where a 7-year-old girl was allegedly gang-raped in March would evict residents with police arrests or criminal convictions.
Starting June 1, photo IDs would be required for all people 16 and older, overnight visitors would need a pass, and guests would not be allowed in after 11 p.m., the management of Rowan Towers notified tenants in a notice dated April 30.
Some folks are saying this can’t be enforced.
On Thursday, an expert on landlord-tenant laws said the rule that would see tenants kicked out for drug and assault arrests or felony convictions may not be legal.
And there’s this argument:
The changes also came under scrutiny from the Rev. Darrell Armstrong, whose Shiloh Baptist Church has forged a close relationship with the tower’s residents.
“I’m certainly not averse to new policies that are trying to assure public safety,” he said. “What I am against is creating a police state, or something like apartheid in South Africa where we had to show identification cards.”
So what do you think? Do these measures sound right to you?