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Re: Purpose of quiet-list
In a message dated 97-09-23 00:31:44 EDT, Peter writes:
<< Speaking for myself, I'm quite comfortable with a discussion
of the morality of "direct action" against noisemakers, but I
would not want to see the quiet-list as a place to exchange,
say, recipes for dog poison. My line's in the middle somewhere.
Ultimately it is up to the moderator, David Staudacher, to
decide what is admissible. >>
Without advocating any illegal actions, would it be appropriate
to discuss legal issues and legislative strategies associated
with extending the doctrine of self-defense to include self-
defense against acoustic violence and noise trespass?
Boom cars do bodily injury to innocent people every
day. The stress response is immediate, and probably
measurable with instruments. The hazards of sleep
deprivation are obvious. How many auto accidents
are caused by drowsy drivers who are deprived of sleep
by their neighbors' noise? How many deaths and
What legal options already exist whereby people can
defend themselves against more conventional forms of
assault, and can they be extended to permit defense
against noise assault?
-- Michael Wright
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