Too much noise

Published 12:00 am Sunday, July 22, 2012

Is there, or isn’t there, a law on the books in the city of Vicksburg that prohibits the projection of loud and obscene music or noise in general? Seems to me there was a huge controversy a few years back that led the city leaders to pass an ordinance to this effect.

I’m being sarcastic of course as I remember such a law being implemented. I also recall that for a few months after the stir the ordinance was enforced and people were penalized for such racket.

Now fast forward a few years, and nothing seems to have been done about it. In my neighborhood, my family and I are subjected to loud thumping music from cars on the street and in the parking lots on a daily basis. Not only that but loud exhaust systems and cars revving their engines, not to mention the all too frequent drag racing up and down the street.

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Can something be done about this?

I have contacted the police on numerous occasions, and to their credit, the people I have spoken with have tried, but the police have only so much manpower and time. Meanwhile we are forced to listen to, and be disturbed by, gangster rap “music” with its racist and profane language, not to mention the constant barrage of screaming tires and racing motorcycles.

Isn’t it enough that we have to live around jokers with their pants down around their ankles, walkin’ around holding their privates, spewing profanities in front of our families? And Lord help us if you say anything, because you face the strong possibility of being verbally or physically attacked. If you take up for yourself, then you could be the one going to jail.

It’s a sad state of affairs and a sad and desperate culture we live in. As for me and mine, maybe one day we can get to the plains or the mountains, away from this retarded place, where at least we can see the trouble comin’.

Mike Corley