Saturday, November 10, 2007

Nearly Empty Sidewalks, but Still Screaming Amplifier

Photo of southeast corner of H and 8th St NE made on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2006. (Photo Copyright © 2006. David Klavitter)

It's Saturday, 5:57 p.m. ET. The sun is down. The streetlights are on. Five people wait at the bus stop for the next ride home.

And after four hours, one group of idiots continues to blast its amplifier at an outrageous volume. The powered screams echo throughout the residential neighborhood, piercing inside the privacy of those trying to go about their business.

Two hours earlier, this same ISUPK group was engaged in a full verbal battle with some hapless, unamplified person. It apparently became so boisterous that three police officers soon descended on the scene.

But now, the sidewalks are nearly empty. The hustle and bustle of H Street has subsided. So what purpose does such volume serve now?

My guess simply is legal harassment of the residents and businesses of the H Street community.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

When does this issue come up for a vote befor the City Council?

10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Calling your fellow human beings "idiots" certainly doesn't help your cause regardless of how much you disagree with their behavior.

9:06 AM  
Blogger Klav said...

I know Councilmember Wells is in talks with union leaders and other councilmembers about the bill's status. Will follow up.

In the meantime, my fellow human beings' inconsiderate and rude behavior for more than four hours with the amplifier Saturday was extremely frustrating. I was quite angry as I wrote the post. My patience was wearing thin, and that's how I felt about the jolly noisy fellows at the time.

10:23 AM  

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