Monday, March 19, 2007

Why Use An Amplifier?

(CLICK TO ENLARGE) Because they can. Despite the lack of an audience at the southwest corner of H and 8th St NE, the amplified harassment…err…speech blares forth into the residential neighborhood. This photo was made Saturday, Jan. 14, 2006. A loophole created in the D.C. law in December 2004 allows unlimited decibels of noncommercial speech between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. anywhere in the city. This group’s four-hours of amplified noise nearly every weekend typically registers between 85dB and 102dB at 20 feet from the source. (Copyright © 2006. David Klavitter)


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