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Attorneys and activists want property owners to work harder to keep tenants safe

In Houston, human trafficking victims have filed federal lawsuits against the corporate owners of hotels where they were allegedly forced into the sex trade. In Dallas, attorneys and activists angered by murders of children in city-owned rental properties are trying to force the city to adhere to the same standards it requires of private owners, in keeping tenants safe from violence. The common denominator in the two situations is the need for a legal handle to force rental property owners to accept some responsibility for allowing their premises to be used, repeatedly, for serious, often violent crimes. For now, […]

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