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Sacramento files unique lawsuit banning 7 people from an area of the city

Posted at 9:49 AM, Aug 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-19 13:22:34-04

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The city of Sacramento filed a unique lawsuit banning seven people from an area of the city.

The lawsuit claims they have committed crimes repeatedly forcing police to use an excessive amount of resources to deal with all the problems. The seven people are described as repeat offenders of assault, being drunk in public, shoplifting, drug use, and trespassing.

Business owner Jenn Hall says it's tough to attract customers when the repeat offenders -- who are described as homeless -- are camped right outside her front door. However, she's not sure banning them from the area is the solution.

"If you ban them from being in one location, they're just going to go to another and cause another nuisance. So, I think it's a temporary fix."

Other business owners are applauding the city saying it will definitely benefit their livelihood.