29 Seton Hall Legis. J. 315 (2004-2005)
Here Comes the Neighborhood-Virginia V. Hicks and How the New York Legislature Should Empower Law Enforcement with More Powerful Trespass-Barment Statutes as a Tool to Combat Crime in Public Housing Projects

handle is hein.journals/sethlegj29 and id is 321 raw text is: HERE COMES THE NEIGHBORHOOD-VIRGINIA
V. HICKS AND HOW THE NEW YORK
LEGISLATURE SHOULD EMPOWER LAW
ENFORCEMENT WITH MORE POWERFUL
TRESPASS-BARMENT STATUTES AS A TOOL TO
COMBAT CRIME IN PUBLIC HOUSING
PROJECTS
By David G. Lazarus*
TABLE OF CONTENTS
I.    INTRODU   CTION    ..................................................................... 316
II.   VIRGINIA V. HICKS-TRESPASS AND THE
OVERBREADTH DOCTRINE ................................................ 316
A.  Background  -  Privatization ................................................ 317
B. The Facts - Kevin Lamont Hicks ....................................... 318
C .  The  A rgum ents ................................................................... 319
D.  The  Case  for Privatization .................................................. 321
E. The Supreme Court Decision - Overbreadth Challenge
F ails  ....................................................................................  324
F.  W hat This M eans for Virginia ........................................... 326
III.  NEW YORK CITY'S PUBLIC HOUSING HAS A DRUG
PR O B LEM   ................................................................................ 327
A. Public Housing in New York City ..................................... 327
B.  The Battle to  Save The Projects ......................................... 327
C .  C ivil C om bat ...................................................................... 330
D .  Privatization  ....................................................................... 332
IV.   METHODOLOGY-OTHER JURISDICTIONS .................... 335
A .  M inority  Approach  ............................................................. 336
B .  M ajority  A pproach  ............................................................. 337
V .   CO N CLU  SION   ......................................................................... 339

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* B.A., History, Colgate University (2000); Candidate, J.D., Seton Hall University School
of Law, May 2005. My thanks to Lawrence Lee, Assistant District Attorney, New York
City Office of Special Narcotics, who provided tremendous insight into long-term public
housing narcotics operations.

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