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2005-05-02 04:39:02 PM  
i think 'asinine' or 'stupid' trumps 'hero' in this case.

90 days suspended, and 30 day loss of license? for having a loud system? the "justice" system can suck my bawls.
 
2005-05-02 04:45:21 PM  
You think that judge is being a big enough dick? this kid needs to get his buddies together for a drive-by bassing of the Judge's house.
 
2005-05-02 04:46:31 PM  
Well, I think the judge found a punishment that will get this punk's attention.

Hero tag works for me.
 
2005-05-02 04:47:29 PM  
klatubaradanikto:

You think that judge is being a big enough dick? this kid needs to get his buddies together for a drive-by bassing of the Judge's house.

You think his buddies will want to drive within three city blocks of that judge, lest they get get reduces to an iPod too?
 
2005-05-02 04:48:13 PM  
It looks like the judge ordered it as a condition of his probation. After 90 days, he can just reinstall it.

klatubaradanikto: You think that judge is being a big enough dick?

Kids who think they need to blast their communities with their music are dicks, too.
 
2005-05-02 04:50:42 PM  
Should have punched him in the nads too.
 
2005-05-02 04:54:40 PM  
i don't know how the cops are in your town/city/state whatever, but the article says nothing about any previous violations (in which case, removal of the stereo and the harsh penalties may have merit). assuming this is his first offense, and with no context other than his music was up loud, i just think that this goes too far.

/cops in iowa city suck
//bust you for doing 29 in a 25
///just got a seatbelt violation... in the passenger seat... 50 bucks.
 
2005-05-02 04:54:48 PM  
Ghost Rider:

Kids who think they need to blast their communities with their music are dicks, too.

Yep.
 
2005-05-02 04:56:34 PM  
blackhalo:

i don't know how the cops are in your town/city/state whatever, but the article says nothing about any previous violations (in which case, removal of the stereo and the harsh penalties may have merit). assuming this is his first offense, and with no context other than his music was up loud, i just think that this goes too far.

He also blew off his court appearance. If you think that wouldn't piss off a judge, then you've been fortunate enough to never have appeared before one.

I don't think this guy will ever miss another court appearance.
 
2005-05-02 04:56:51 PM  
Kids who think they need to blast their communities with their music are dicks, too.

True, but I would be pretty pissed if a judge took my radio and suspended my license for parking too far from the curb or some other nuicance non-moving violation.
 
2005-05-02 04:57:27 PM  
blackhalo: i just think that this goes too far.

I think it's a law that doesn't get enforced enough.
 
2005-05-02 04:59:44 PM  
Teekno: he also blew off his court appearance

and for that he should (and was) properly punished. he had to spend the night in jail. contempt of court and violation of a noise ordinance are two separate violations and should be treated as such.
 
2005-05-02 05:01:56 PM  
The judge didn't "take" his stereo, he still has it.
 
2005-05-02 05:02:32 PM  
EatHam:I think it's a law that doesn't get enforced enough.

fair enough... but it should be applied fairly and to every offender if it's on the books, in my opinion. and sentences for it shouldn't reflect a judge's sexual frustration or gas from whatever he ate that morning.
 
2005-05-02 05:03:32 PM  
Next he should order Harley riders to have their engines removed. I'm serious.
 
2005-05-02 05:03:36 PM  
HERO, HERO, HERO

/sick of speakers on wheels/
 
2005-05-02 05:03:57 PM  
blackhalo:

and for that he should (and was) properly punished. he had to spend the night in jail. contempt of court and violation of a noise ordinance are two separate violations and should be treated as such.

I think that this guy is learning a pretty cheap life lesson:

"Don't piss off the guy who can decide your future."
 
2005-05-02 05:05:33 PM  
Teekno, have you ever spent a night in jail?
 
2005-05-02 05:05:52 PM  
blackhalo: but it should be applied fairly and to every offender if it's on the books,

He made an example of this guy. Of course, I'd prefer it if everyone who had an exceptionally loud stereo had this happen to him, but it won't.
 
2005-05-02 05:06:02 PM  
blackhalo: have you ever spent a night in jail?

Yep.
 
2005-05-02 05:07:04 PM  
flucto: Next he should order Harley riders to have their engines removed. I'm serious.

Or simply forbid them from gunning it at every farking controlled intersection in a residential neighborhood at 2AM.

/used to live in Milwaukee
 
2005-05-02 05:07:18 PM  
The judge is doing what he can to contain a public nuisance. Usually guys blaring music the whole parish can hear play something that completely sucks. It seems like zeal for volume is inversely proportional to taste in music.
 
2005-05-02 05:08:43 PM  
ok, i don't want to fight here.

all i'm saying is that removal of the stereo (for a period of time) would be appropriate and fitting to the "crime." but the rest of the sentence is b.s.
 
2005-05-02 05:09:25 PM  
blackhalo: ok, i don't want to fight here.

I assume that means that my answer to "have you ever been in jail" was not the one you were expecting.
 
2005-05-02 05:10:55 PM  
Teekno, i'm just glad you know what it's like to crap on a metal toilet with no seat. while people look at you.
 
2005-05-02 05:11:13 PM  
Nabb1: It seems like zeal for volume is inversely proportional to taste in music.

There's a volume threshold at which it really doesn't matter how good the music is. Even my favorite song at ear-shattering volume annoys me.
 
2005-05-02 05:12:36 PM  
blackhalo:

Teekno, i'm just glad you know what it's like to crap on a metal toilet with no seat. while people look at you.

I am not glad I know.

Frankly, my visit to the county lockup was the result of my stupidly blowing something off, just like the kid in this story did.

I sure as hell learned my lesson, and I bet he's learning his.
 
2005-05-02 05:12:55 PM  
PPL_Wannabe Exactly. Noise abatement procedures aren't my favorite thing but I do it anyway because I understand I'm not the only person in the damned world. Screw this kid, he deserves it.
 
2005-05-02 05:13:38 PM  
Teekno:There's a volume threshold at which it really doesn't matter how good the music is. Even my favorite song at ear-shattering volume annoys me.

huh? whaddid you say?
 
2005-05-02 05:16:22 PM  
Much like your right to smoke ends where my nose begins, your right to blast music ends where my ears begin. At least while I'm inside my house. Hero tag, for sure.
 
2005-05-02 05:17:50 PM  
hey santos, does that mean my right to speak ends where your mind begins?
 
2005-05-02 05:22:01 PM  
Teekno:my visit to the county lockup was the result of my stupidly blowing something off, just like the kid in this story did.


he spent the night in jail for contempt of court, not for the noise violation. just sayin'.
 
2005-05-02 05:22:42 PM  
blackhalo: hey santos, does that mean my right to speak ends where your mind begins?

The right to speak is not a right to be heard.
 
2005-05-02 05:24:07 PM  
blackhalo:

he spent the night in jail for contempt of court, not for the noise violation. just sayin'.

Yeah, and I had additional punishment that I had to deal with as a result of blowing things off.

Actions have consequences. All in all, an easy lesson for the kid.
 
2005-05-02 05:25:27 PM  
Teekno, correct, i should have noted that santos added the caveat "at least in my house." with which i agree. hey it's your house, your rules... no smoking, no bass thumping through the walls and scaring your cat. but the statement of the case was overbroad. that was my point.
 
2005-05-02 05:26:43 PM  
blackhalo: hey santos, does that mean my right to speak ends where your mind begins?


If you are outside my house, and I am inside my house, and you are being loud enough for me to hear you anyway, yes. If we are both out in public, that is a different story.
 
2005-05-02 05:35:45 PM  
Wow, what a bunch of over sensitive crotchety old bastids in this thread. I don't like it either, but what inconvenience does it really cause you? 15 seconds of hearing some bass. The judge over reacted IMO. 30 day suspension for a noise ordinance violation? Required removal of equipment from his personal property? WTF. Just give him a nice fine, and if it happens again, give him a bigger fine. If it continues after that, keep making it bigger. Eventually he'll get the point or he'll have to sell his gear to pay the fines if he doesn't develop some respect. Sheesh, people.

/get off my lawn.
 
2005-05-02 05:42:51 PM  
i have a stereo capable of being heard from miles away, i learned this while testing new equipment at a friends garage in the country in the middle of nowhere but still received a call from a very distant neighbor. that said i hate being in my house at night and having the walls begin shaking and pictures falling off walls. this new equipment is powerful but you have to respect other people or you don't deserve to have it.

what i really hate is loud pipes on cars and trucks or hell loud cars in general, they are more common than loud stereos in my town. even just old junkers that make too much noise and don't belong on the street. noise is noise and if they're forcing kids with stereos to quiet down i want the rest of the noise quieted too.

/i'm getting old and that sucks
 
2005-05-02 06:18:19 PM  
2wheeljunkie:

Wow, what a bunch of over sensitive crotchety old bastids in this thread. I don't like it either, but what inconvenience does it really cause you? 15 seconds of hearing some bass.

I can deal with that. But when my next door neighbor drives up, parks his car outside the house and spends 2 hours working on it while his stereo is on, that gets old fast.

The other day this same neighbor had a stereo on *inside* his house that was loud enough that I could still hear it even though I turned on my tv and listened to it with headphones.

*That* is an inconvenience.
 
2005-05-02 11:13:11 PM  
The kid should just sell his truck and the seperate stero equipment and buy a new truck with a huge stereo already factory installed.

Fight the system!
 
2005-05-03 01:46:30 AM  
Buy stock in hearing aide companies, these kids are gonna make people VERY rich in about 20-30 years.
 
2005-05-03 01:50:55 AM  
Why are church bells allowed? They are more bothersome to me than some punk listening to loud music in his car.
 
2005-05-03 01:51:41 AM  
Does this have anything to do with the "CAST of YOUR PENIS" story?
 
2005-05-03 01:53:23 AM  
"Wahhhh! Wahhhh! I'm a modern spoiled snot and wanna do what I wanna do and irritate everyone 'cause I hate that I know deep down that I'm really a worthless schmuck with absolutely no future."
 
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2005-05-03 01:55:02 AM  
Santos L. Halper:

The other day this same neighbor had a stereo on *inside* his house that was loud enough that I could still hear it even though I turned on my tv and listened to it with headphones.

*That* is an inconvenience.


We had some neighbors having a party the other night that we could hear the music in our house past midnight and we're 5 houses down and across the street. That's pretty farking rude. I feel sorry for their immediate neighbors.

Bumping stereos in a residential at 2AM is also not uncommong, and when its loud enough to wake you up in your own house, the driver deserves a ticket and then some. Same with loud exhausts etc.
 
2005-05-03 01:56:04 AM  
I ride a chopper, and I listen to loud music. However, I live in a very quiet neighborhood, so I coast my bike in off the main road/drop the volume in my truck at night. I'm sure I'm in the minority of chopper-riding, death metal freaks, but I was raised to respect my neighbors.

This kid needed some discipline, and the judge (hopefully) gave him a wakeup call.
 
2005-05-03 01:57:16 AM  
"The sentence isn't going to stop me playing music," Bennett said. "I love my music."

Doesn't mean everyone else needs to hear it, idiot.

2wheeljunkie:

I don't like it either, but what inconvenience does it really cause you? 15 seconds of hearing some bass.

15 seconds I can tolerate. This guy was probably just sitting in front of his house blasting away. For example, loud exhaust happens when a car is moving. I can deal with that. It'll move away eventually. Loud exhaust while in one spot, i.e. revving your engine for no reason is different.
 
2005-05-03 01:57:29 AM  
Nabb1 It seems like zeal for volume is inversely proportional to taste in music.

That seems like a very interesting theory. Perhaps music we dont like just seems louder to us because we dont like hearing it?

Or maybe bad music is relative to stupidity, and stupid people feel the need to validate their bad music by letting everyone else hear it in some vein attempt at acceptence.

On a side note I always laugh when I see some POS car with a system in it turned way up and all you can really hear is every loose piece of modeling and panneling vibrating to the point of falling off. Heh in my younger days I used to ride around with a friend of mine in this 87 plymoth minivan, in which my friend had installed a box and a couple blown out 10" subs that he got from walmart. Sounded horrible, rattled even worse, but still good times :)
 
2005-05-03 01:57:36 AM  
that judge is a dick. if old people don't like it they should stfu and take out their hearing aid.
F*** old people who never had hos. They don't know how i gets my hos in my truck. I am young and no all abouts my hos an my music

Hillary '08
 
2005-05-03 02:00:03 AM  
flucto: Next he should order Harley riders to have their engines removed. I'm serious.

Harleys are actually pretty darn quiet with their factory exhaust. They have a nice mellow sound to them. The problem is that almost everyone who buys one decides that the first order of business is to stick aftermarket pipes on the bike. They think loud sounds good. It sounds like crap. They also keep muttering "loud pipes save lives." Wrong again. Riders with 130 db pipes make the rest of us motorcyclists look bad.
 
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