The Naperville Sun has a story about the city of Naperville's "crime-free" housing program, which will remain in operation despite concerns from domestic violence advocacy organizations. The ACLU of Illinois has also voiced concerns over such programs as they often deter crime victims and domestic violence survivors from calling the police for help. Crime-free housing or "nuisance" ordinances are methods employed to deter crime in housing units by penalizing residents or landlords when repeated calls to police are made from a given property. The Naperville Sun spoke with ACLU legal fellow Amy Meek:
"We also have First Amendment concerns about these types of ordinances, that they discourage crime victims from contacting police and from exercising their constitutional right to petition the government when they do need emergency services," Meek said.