Tuesday, August 28, 2007

These Men Want Inside Your Bedroom

These four men believe it is their right to say whatever they want in your bedroom. From left: Dan Katz, attorney; Joslyn Williams, president, Metropolitan Washinton Council, AFL-CIO; Johnny Barnes, American Civil Liberties Union of the National Capital Area; and John Boardman, executive secretary treasurer UNITE HERE Midatlantic Joint Board. (Copyright © 2007. David Klavitter)

This foursome also enjoys smothering all forms of amplifier-less, grassroots-supported free speech protests.

They testified during the July 9, 2007 D.C. Council hearing on the noise bill.

The union leaders, their attorney--and even an ACLU representative--said they believe D.C. residents have no right to quiet in their homes from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. anywhere in the city. They support the current law which allows one person to disrupt an entire community at unlimited amplified volume.

The ACLU supports denying your rights in your own bedroom! Incredible!

Unamplified voices would remain exempt from the D.C. noise bill pending before the city council that would fix the noise loophole created in 2004.

This ensures the issues which rally greatest number of voices get heard.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is a hack job on the ACLU.... a pathetic attempt to demonize your opponents.

11:48 AM  
Blogger Klav said...

I simply stated the ACLU's position. In this case, the ACLU supports the use of an amplifier to force people --against their will and inside their private homes--to hear another's message.

A mass of unamplified voices are and would remain exempt from the noise law.

4:44 PM  

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