If you let one person break the law, you might as well let everyone do it. I've been reminded by reading the comments in the several blog entries about Kimber Fender and the public library violating the City's loud noise ordinance that Tender Mercies also blasts loud classical music from time to time. This practice of breaking the law apparently started when Charlie Luken's ex-wife Marcia Spaeth (pictured above) was Tender Mercies' president & CEO.
Some of you don't like me talking about white people who break the law and the Cincinnati Police Department's refusal to enforce the law against them. Too bad.
Some of you also didn't like my example of Kenneth Lawson blasting music from his Elm Street office. For you, I've got another example. I was hanging out in Corryville the other day and noticed a lot of rowdy white kids. (The kids probably were not related to the alcoholic mentioned in the first paragraph above.) Anyway, I realized that a Black barber shop sits right across the street and the white kids seemed to be driving business away from it. For the sake of argument, let's say there is an exemption in the loud noise ordinance that allows the library, or any business, to disregard it if the reason they are blaring their music is to keep undesirable kids from "loitering" -- which isn't illegal in Ohio -- in front of the business. Do any of you think the cops would let the barber play loud hip hop music? Do any of you think the reaction from whites would be the same as it is for the library? The answer to both questions is no. White people would demand a stop to the music. And the cops would comply with the demands.