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Tuesday, November 15, 2005

VOH on Noisy Preachers at 8th & H

The Voice of the Hill features this coverstory on the conflict between area residents and the street preachers who set up on the southeast corner of the intersection at 8th & H. The residents object to the preachers unpermitted & persistent use of an amplifier while preaching. Though the preachers have been fined for this violation in the past, the issue is getting more attention recently. Not long ago the ANC sent a letter asking that the city take increased measures to enforce noice ordinances at this intersection since the fines seem ineffective.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have seen the group recently but they were without amplifier.

Anonymous said...

As a neighbor who lives a half block away from where this group assembles, I can tell you the group did not use the amplifier on Sat. Nov. 5, following Councilmember Graham's hearing on the noise ordinance and when the Voice of the Hill photographer was present. On Nov. 12, the group seemed without amplifier for the first hour, but then cranked up the amplifier volume, screaming into the microphone for the rest of the afternoon and into the evening.

mark said...

What's their power source (excluding, of course, "Higher")? Is this thing battery-driven, or are they plugging into a merchant's outlet or -- G-d forbid -- a lamppost base?

Anonymous said...

I could hear them as recently as 11/12 and as far as H & 10th...so they are still using amplified sound equipment.

Anonymous said...

To the best of my knowledge, the group's amplifier is not plugged into any fixed outlet, so I'm guessing they use battery power.