One Washington town is saying “No” to B-O

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One Washington State town is cracking down on B-O... that's right, body odor.  The city of Burien passed an ordinance banning certain behavior in public places.

Visitors to city parks, city hall, and even the library are prohibited from using obscene language, not wearing enough clothing and having poor hygiene. Offenders can be banned from a public place for up to a year.

City officials say the measure is necessary to protect the public from foul smells.

"People will, unfortunately, have such a bodily odor, " says Burien City Manager Kamuron Gurol,  "that it's very hard for other patrons to be in that same space."

The American Civil Liberties Union believes the ordinance is unconstitutional because it appears to single out homeless people.

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1 Comment

  • larry gogler

    Seriously. Banning a homeless person – because they stink, because well, it’s a challenge to take a shower when you’re sleeping on sidewalks – from a public place for a year? Wow. Where do they go if they’re banned from public places??

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