Thursday, May 25, 2006

If You Can’t Be Amplified on June 11, Write Now

Unregulated, unabated amplified speech impacts people in different ways. Among the many messages sent to Regulatory and Consumer Affairs Committee Chairman Jim Graham and Ward 6 Councilmember Sharon Ambrose was this one from a neighbor on 10th Street NE:
Dear Councilmembers Graham and Ambrose,

Since we are unable to join our fellow H Street community members for Citywide Amplified Free Speech Day this coming June 11, we are writing to offer our support for their effort to have the city address its broken noise ordinance.

As I'm sure you are well aware, several individuals from a group known as the Israeli/Israelite School of Universal Practical Knowledge (ISUPK) spew hateful racist speech with the aid of an amplifier nearly every weekend at the corner of 8th Street and H Street NE. The ISUPK's use of an amplifier severely impacts nearly every neighbor's quiet enjoyment of their property in a roughly two to three block radius from that intersection. We can even hear the ISUPK's hateful rants over two blocks away at our house on 10th Street NE. This must be put to an end.

Please act now to do something about this broken law. There's absolutely no reason why we should have to hear people screaming obscenities and hateful words about Islam, Christianity, homosexuals, whites, etc. while trying to enjoy a peaceful weekend afternoon in our home.


XXX 10th Street NE

If you can’t join the neighbors from the 700 block of 8th St NE who will be amplified in Georgetown on June 11, you can still make a difference by writing now to Graham and Ambrose:
1. Consumer and Regulatory Affairs Committee Chair Jim Graham:
2. Your councilmember.


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