Cops Are Issuing Orange Stickers: Residents Are Fighting Back In CourtBy Kent Shocknek

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In tiny Rhode Island (the “Least-important state”- Ed.), the big controversy is all about orange-tagging homes. This is not like red-tagging a home that’s not safe to stay in: it’s about letting the neighbors know an orange-tagged house is a place of noisy parties.

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A legal case out of Narragansett has made it all the way to a federal appeals court. U of RI students and landlords call the law unfair. They say the police who put orange stickers on their residences are stigmatizing them. Their feelings are hurt.

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Bigger question: who cares? What’s the purpose of letting passers-by know that this is where the best parties happen? Would a bunch of orange stickers  keep prospective buyers away, or draw the younger set in?  I’m assuming the houses with orange stickers aren’t on the most expensive blocks. Rhode Island must be a great place, if this is the most pressing issue residents face.