I put a sheet of insulation (4 by 8 ) by my frount door
That helps a little bit
A 4x8 sheet of insulation? I thought insulation comes in rolls. Are you talking a large sheet of styrofoam or something? In front of the door? You have to move it whenever you go out? Do you really think a piece of styrofoam in front of the door is going to make a difference?
Frecks, your post creates more questions then it answers.
Try lining the inside of your house with aluminum foil. Every wall, every ceiling, even the floor.
That might help with the sound. And even if it doesn't, you will be safe from aliens and radioactivity and sunspots and stuff.
The early bird gets the worm but the second mouse gets the cheese.
Sunday night at 2:20 a.m. (so, Monday morning, actually), I awake to loud, booming, blasting music.
I go on my balcony, and there on the corner are two guys who have parked their car, blaring music, and are standing on the sidewalk next to it dancing and singing.
A public nuisance by any definition.
I shouted from the balcony: "Turn down the music!!!" and, predictably, they shouted obscenties at me, gave me the finger, made other gestures, and started whooping and hollering even louder.
I have never once called 911 for noise disturbance. I live a in very high crime city, and I always figure the police have real emergencies to deal with, and I don't want to pull them away from the big stuff.
I've called 311 in the past, but I always just ended up being on hold 20 minutes, 30 minutes, 40 minutes, until I gave up and hung up.
Well, I dialed 311 again, and to my great suprise got a person right away and told her the deal. I kept a look-out for about 15 minutes and no police car came. Then I had to go to the bathroom -- when I came back out, the two assholes and their car were gone, so I am assuming the police did come.
My situation was much easier to deal with than Frecks', of course, because these guys weren't my neighbors, and I don't have to deal with them every day. Frecks' situation is much worse.
What complicates matters is that people who act like this, are often dangerous, too, not just obnoxious. But I do think that turning a blind eye to this stuff only makes the situation worse. People like this will not stop on their own. And it only encourages other jerks to act the same way.
Frecks -- I am wondering the same thing redsky mentioned -- why the police aren't finally arresting them, or giving them a serious fine, or cracking down in any kind of meaningful way. I don't get it.
Frecks, most likely you are right that there are racial aspects involved in this, which just makes the whole thing more difficult, and potentially more dangerous for you.
This stinks beyond belief. Noone shoud have to put up with this.
Can you go to your local police department and ask to speak to someone in person? (If you haven't already, keep a notebook handy on which you jot down dates and times of music blaring, when you called the police, when they came, etc.)
Last Edit: Oct 1, 2008 10:17:32 GMT -5 by shattered