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(WTAM)   You know those a-holes who play their car stereos so loud it cracks the plaster in your house? An Ohio city is fighting back   ( wtam.com) divider line
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2009-09-09 05:01:47 PM  
I already fight back...usually with a brick tossed through their windshield.
 
2009-09-09 05:05:55 PM  
Unfortunately, "audible" is not a reproducible standard for audio measurement. Hell, my stock 25W radio in my van is "audible," if the ambient noise is low enough.

Yes, I'd like to see bad things happen to people with stereos like this, but "audible at 50'" is way too vague and enforcement of such a law invites bigotry and harassment.
 
2009-09-09 05:08:23 PM  
I play my music loud
I dissed her, my neighbor
I want to enjoy the fruits of my labor
For I am the holder of the three-pack bonanza
If you open the book, you will get the answer.
 
2009-09-09 05:16:22 PM  
FTFA: the music has to be 50 feet audible.

A decent factory audio system can do that.

Some people think she is going too far when there are other problems in the city but Caruloff says, loud stereos promote aggression. She says; when offenders are pulled over officers find drugs and weapons. There was even the officer in Twinsburg who was shot in the head as he followed an offender.

I'm speechless.
 
2009-09-09 05:22:01 PM  

BobtheFascist: I'm speechless.


UP next? The "Pull him over for wearing a green shirt" ordinance. It will have the same effect on crime.

This one time, a guy a know smoked pot. And you know what? He was wearing an olive shirt.

Also, this other time, I read a story about a cop killer. It had a picture of his mugshot. His shirt? You guessed it. Sea Foam.
 
2009-09-09 05:24:46 PM  

Gecko Gingrich: BobtheFascist: I'm speechless.

UP next? The "Pull him over for wearing a green shirt" ordinance. It will have the same effect on crime


It'll never happen--too many white people wear green shirts.
 
2009-09-09 05:26:36 PM  

ne2d: It'll never happen--too many white people wear green shirts.


Throwback Jerseys then?
 
2009-09-09 05:31:07 PM  
Good luck with that.

I'm still going to crank up Fresh Air with Terry Gross.

It gets me pumped.
 
2009-09-09 05:34:03 PM  
Fines have gone up and the officer has the option to remove the stereo on the first offense according to an ordinance that was passed Tuesday night by City Council.

This should be good! Some clumsy civil service clown is going to tinker with a couple of thousand dollars worth of audio gear. Will he have back-up or will he be all twisted up under someone's dashboard stealing stereos all by himself? This could lead to a whole new sport.
 
2009-09-09 05:43:24 PM  

All I have to say is "Whoooo whoooooooooo!"

/It's just for decoration, man...

 
2009-09-09 05:43:27 PM  

lajimi: This should be good! Some clumsy civil service clown is going to tinker with a couple of thousand dollars worth of audio gear. Will he have back-up or will he be all twisted up under someone's dashboard stealing stereos all by himself? This could lead to a whole new sport.


They'll remove it with a flatbed tow truck.
 
2009-09-09 05:43:33 PM  
Stupid. Just impound the car. If you ever watched 'Parking Wars' you'd understand the hassle of getting it back. That is punishment enough.
 
2009-09-09 05:43:39 PM  
Isn't this what noise ordinance laws are for?
 
2009-09-09 05:44:21 PM  

gopher321: I already fight back...usually with a brick tossed through their windshield.


i32.tinypic.com
 
2009-09-09 05:44:33 PM  
Gotta love the old AM radio they use in the picture with the article. Nothing like talk radio blasting while driving through da hood.
 
2009-09-09 05:46:27 PM  

lajimi: This should be good! Some clumsy civil service clown is going to tinker with a couple of thousand dollars worth of audio gear. Will he have back-up or will he be all twisted up under someone's dashboard stealing stereos all by himself? This could lead to a whole new sport.


Yeah that makes no sense to me at all. I hope that doesn't literally mean their will be cops on the side of the road pulling head units out of the dash, but people are so amazingly stupid now that it very well could be just what the law means.
 
2009-09-09 05:46:48 PM  
Good.

It'd be different if they listened to good music but most people that do that...don't.
 
2009-09-09 05:46:55 PM  
Yeah, I don't think these people realize how complex some of these installs are with multiple amps, distribution blocks, stiffening capacitors, custom built sub boxes etc. Not to mention, if they do it wrong they will most likely void the electrical warranty on the vehicle. They are going to get the hell sued out of them in the very near future if this passes.
 
2009-09-09 05:46:56 PM  
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"Gee, Brain, where are we gonna find an electromagnetic pulse device at this hour of the night?"
 
2009-09-09 05:48:00 PM  
This law is obviously targeted against black people. The NAACP better get involved in this.
 
2009-09-09 05:48:08 PM  

BobtheFascist: FTFA: the music has to be 50 feet audible.

A decent factory audio system can do that.


A friend of mine got a ticket for violating a noise ordinance with all factory gear in his car.

snake_beater: Isn't this what noise ordinance laws are for?


I wonder if they will go after motorcycles. I kind of doubt it.
 
2009-09-09 05:48:22 PM  
if i was a cop, i'd just shoot the headunit and be done.
 
2009-09-09 05:48:41 PM  
Hrm, sounds like theft to me.

I would even consider throwing a 4th amendment flag.
 
2009-09-09 05:48:53 PM  
I plead for the fifth.

No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.
 
2009-09-09 05:48:55 PM  
Hero tag is deserved. I hate getting a headache from some other jackass' subwoofers from 2 streets away.
 
2009-09-09 05:49:20 PM  
If they can't blast their music, how else are these guys gonna get the chicks? Fine ladies love loud, bassy hip-hop music, right?

Right?
 
2009-09-09 05:49:26 PM  

debug: Yeah, I don't think these people realize how complex some of these installs are with multiple amps, distribution blocks, stiffening capacitors, custom built sub boxes etc. Not to mention, if they do it wrong they will most likely void the electrical warranty on the vehicle. They are going to get the hell sued out of them in the very near future if this passes.


It sounds like a typical gun law. "We'll just ban the ones that are made for crime!"
 
2009-09-09 05:49:33 PM  
50' is too strict. You can hear people talking from 50' away. I also don't agree with ripping out the stereo. Increase enforcement and fines and go from there.

It's not that loud stereos bug me, but when I'm inside my house and I can clearly hear the dual 15's in your piece of shiat Caprice, then we have a problem.
 
2009-09-09 05:49:58 PM  

jdredd: if i was a cop, i'd just shoot the headunit and be done.


Haha, wouldn't the gun be too loud?
 
2009-09-09 05:50:02 PM  
I hate those dickholes riding around town vibrating
the cars around them as well as their own with theirshiatty rap bass....

I wish I had an emp gun to fry their shiat. That would be dope, yo.

http://www.amazing1.com/emp.htm
 
2009-09-09 05:50:22 PM  
It's so bad here I want to shoot the cars with a BB Gun. I've given up on calling the cops, they're useless in this type of situation.

/why a BB Gun? It's not lethal and there's no 'bang' or muzzle flash to alert the a$$holes, so they end up with a perforated trunk and no one's the wiser. Some of the CO2 BB Guns have a muzzle velocity of 1300 FPS, so I 'might' even hit the subwoofer!
 
2009-09-09 05:50:37 PM  
I agree that it's impossible to enforce something like this consistently.

That said, I can't stand these people. I laughed like hell when the neighborhood Honda with two 15" subs got spray-painted one day. Someone sprayed "Rice" on the back bumper.
 
2009-09-09 05:52:10 PM  

snake_beater: Isn't this what noise ordinance laws are for?


exactamundo.

/aaayyyyy
//get orf my lawn

:-) have a nice day!
 
2009-09-09 05:52:21 PM  

otterrr: 50' is too strict. You can hear people talking from 50' away.


The point of that is so everyone is guilty, and the cop gets to be selective.
 
2009-09-09 05:52:56 PM  

debug: Yeah, I don't think these people realize how complex some of these installs are with multiple amps, distribution blocks, stiffening capacitors, custom built sub boxes etc. Not to mention, if they do it wrong they will most likely void the electrical warranty on the vehicle. They are going to get the hell sued out of them in the very near future if this passes.


You do realize this is in a car right? I say let them damage it, why on earth would you install high end sound in a shiatty listening environment to begin with. It's a car.

A car.

A car.
 
2009-09-09 05:53:14 PM  

debug: Yeah, I don't think these people realize how complex some of these installs are with multiple amps, distribution blocks, stiffening capacitors, custom built sub boxes etc. Not to mention, if they do it wrong they will most likely void the electrical warranty on the vehicle. give a shiat about your radio. Stop breaking the law and you won't suffer 'property damage'


FTFY
 
2009-09-09 05:53:16 PM  

rytheran: Stupid. Just impound the car. If you ever watched 'Parking Wars' you'd understand the hassle of getting it back. That is punishment enough.

kill the mofos.

FTFY

/woken up once too many times by stringy-haired white dudes shouting "WOOOO!" to DMX.
 
2009-09-09 05:53:35 PM  
This law is obviously targeted against black people. The NAACP better get involved in this.

You run an Ion Beam? Me too.....
 
2009-09-09 05:54:18 PM  
Caruloff says, loud stereos promote aggression. She says; when offenders are pulled over officers find drugs and weapons.

I can't get over the ignorance of that statement. I spent many years designing & installing high end car audio systems. Sure, there was a certain element that was associated with the avg car audio client. Then again, one of my best & most discerning customers was a neurologist w/ a long commute & a serious love of chamber music. I put a lot of gear in the cars of 40-something professionals ove the years. The popularity of high-powered, aftermarket car audio gear is the reason you can now order a minivan complete w/ navigation, a multi-screen DVD system, headphones, an I-pod port, CD changer, 300+ watts of power & a subwoofer.
 
2009-09-09 05:55:20 PM  

IonBeam2: This law is obviously targeted against black people. The NAACP better get involved in this.


hmmmh... you know black people aren't allowed in Lorain right?
 
2009-09-09 05:55:40 PM  

BobtheFascist: Caruloff says, loud stereos promote aggression. She says; when offenders are pulled over officers find drugs and weapons.

I can't get over the ignorance of that statement. I spent many years designing & installing high end car audio systems. Sure, there was a certain element that was associated with the avg car audio client. Then again, one of my best & most discerning customers was a neurologist w/ a long commute & a serious love of chamber music. I put a lot of gear in the cars of 40-something professionals ove the years. The popularity of high-powered, aftermarket car audio gear is the reason you can now order a minivan complete w/ navigation, a multi-screen DVD system, headphones, an I-pod port, CD changer, 300+ watts of power & a subwoofer.


Read between the lines. They mean the blacks.
 
2009-09-09 05:56:31 PM  
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2009-09-09 05:57:11 PM  
I hope each and every idiot that likes to blast his/her car stereo too loud gets ass cancer. Like really bad ass cancer, where they cannot take a dump because of the pain. And I hope it eats up their body very slowly, so that they have to get numerous rounds of painful chemo and radiation, but they still die from the disease anyway. And then I hope their bodies are picked apart by vultures.

That's right - I'm looking at YOU!
 
2009-09-09 05:57:53 PM  
Heroic Poser: It'd be different if they listened to good music but most people that do that...don't.

Agreed.

I mean... Limp Bizkit? Seriously?

Who owns up to listening to Limp Bizkit at deafening levels, assuming that it's not a part of some twisted social experiment?
 
2009-09-09 05:58:07 PM  

sharpie_69: You do realize this is in a car right? I say let them damage it, why on earth would you install high end sound in a shiatty listening environment to begin with. It's a car.


It's a real pain in the ass to carry all that equipment in a backpack or a wheelbarrow. How else am I going to travel to different places and annoy the dog shiat out of new people? If I do it at home with my home equipment I'm just pissing off the same old people over and over again. Where's the fun in that?
 
2009-09-09 05:58:26 PM  

FIBmeister: Gotta love the old AM radio they use in the picture with the article. Nothing like talk radio blasting while driving through da hood.


It happened in Tampa. A motorist playing his radio at extreme volume was ticketed for violating a noise ordinance. His defense: he was listening to Bill O'Reilly. The officer was not persuaded by the argument. Loud is loud; noise is noise.
 
2009-09-09 05:58:43 PM  
Where I live, we have draconian noise laws. Audible from the street--and that includes voices--with one complaint, any time of day, is a warning. Second complaint is a ticket. Any time of day. After 11pm, no warning. One complaint, ticket. And jail for anyone who doesn't leave the "party" in a timely fashion. And this isn't the suburbs; it's a college town. I'd like to see the cops be required to measure the dB at the nearest house.

That could be used here. 80 dB at 25 feet (or some reasonable measurement) is a ticket. No, your high school dropout badge jockey can't remove the stereo. Just a ticket. Use some of their taser budget for dB meters.
 
2009-09-09 05:58:51 PM  
I like loud music, too. On the highway where I'm not going to bother anyone. But com'on folks. Not at 3AM in the middle of a residential neighborhood during the work week.

Better not touch the stereo in my GT though, copper.

/why yes, I am the jerk that tells the cop that he can only search my vehicle if he can demonstrate he has probable cause
//gtfo my lawn and my car stereo
///and stfu with the loud music
 
2009-09-09 05:59:04 PM  
OK, allow loud car stereos...but allow me to keep and bear any sort of projectile weapon I want. Done.
 
2009-09-09 05:59:10 PM  
I think the standard for too loud should be if it makes your eye balls vibrate from 10 feet away. Same goes for motorcycle exhaust noise.

/owns a Harley and still says that.
 
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