Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Post, Times, Others Cover Noise

A roundup of yesterday's city council meeting:

Measure Tabled Over Unions' Free-Speech Concerns [Washington Post]
Union activists persuaded a narrow majority of D.C. Council members yesterday to table a bill initially aimed at quieting street preachers on H Street NE after the protesters said it would limit free speech...MORE

Council tables bill to turn down noise [Washington Times]
The D.C. Council, under pressure from labor unions that cite their right to political protest, yesterday indefinitely postponed a vote on a proposal to tighten noise restrictions...MORE

Noise Bill Swiftly Tabled [Washington City Paper]
Anyone doubting the strength of organized labor in this town, think again: A bill that would allow the District to enforce limits on daytime noise was tabled without debate this morning at a meeting of the D.C. Council’s committee of the whole, thanks in no small part to union protesters...MORE

D.C. Council Chooses Not to Act on Noise [DCist]
When we told you about David Klavitter's struggles against a noisy group of demonstrators on H Street NE a few weeks back, most everyone seemed to agree that while free speech is an important principle, it's not one that everyone has to exercise using a loud amplifier. But today the D.C. Council seemed to disagree...MORE


Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's time to give some of these people a taste of what you experience every Weekend. No content...just noise...loud noise.

10:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

where are their priorities?!?!

name the time and place!!!


12:52 PM  

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